Transcendence

by Sherry Finzer

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    releases February 28, 2020

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    Physical CD of Transcendence recorded live inside The Tank in Rangely, Colorado!

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1.
10:53
2.
Third Eye Opening
3.
Veil of the Unknown
4.
Inner Awakening
5.
Ancient Roots
6.
Evening Prayer
7.
Winds of Intuition
8.
Elements of Light

about

While on tour with guitarist Darin Mahoney in September of 2019, we made a visit to Rangely, CO to experience the amazing sounds of The Tank. It was here that I was finally able to realize my dream of creating a totally improvised solo flute recording reminiscent of Paul Horn’s albums, including the most inspirational to me – Inside the Taj Mahal. Transcendence was captured inside The Tank, and you will hear accompaniment from Mother Nature (The Wind), various sounds created by The Tank, key clicks from the flutes, and breath.

The Tank

Constructed around 1940 as a railroad water-treatment facility, the Tank was moved by a utility company to Rangely in the mid-1960s for use as part of a fire-suppression system. The plan was never realized, as the underlying shale proved unable to support the weight of the filled tank. However, the bed of gravel upon which the tank was placed bowed its floor into a gentle parabola, giving it its remarkable acoustical resonance.

In 1976, sound artist Bruce Odland was shown the place by two Rangely locals. Odland understood immediately that he had stumbled upon a treasure. “I’d never heard anything like it,” he said. “I’d never heard a sound last that long, with these dizzyingly beautiful reverberation effects going all over the place.” For years after Odland’s discovery, The TANK became a secret performance and recording space for a dedicated group of sound artists and musicians.

This recording was made possible by a generous donation from Gary Arnold, who not only is a fan and supporter of my music, but also has supported my label Heart Dance Records which has a mission to create music to aid in relaxation, meditation, escape, healing and peace.

I would like to thank James Paul from tanksounds.org for allowing me to record in this mind-blowing location, and Samantha Wade and Michael Van Wagoner for capturing these live improvisational meditations within this special place. My hope is that this music brings you a sense of peace, comfort and tranquility.

credits

releases February 28, 2020

Composed and performed by Sherry Finzer.
Recorded at The Tank by Samantha Wade and Michael Van Wagoner.
Mastered by Cass Anawaty at Sonoran Mastering - Scottsdale, AZ

The Ascent (Yamaha Gold-Brass Alto Flute)
Third Eye Opening (Pearl C Flute with Briccialdi Zi Head-joint)
Veil of the Unknown (Pat Haran Native American-style Flute in A)
Inner Awakening (Yamaha Gold Brass Alto Flute)
Ancient Roots (Pearl Contrabass Flute)
Evening Prayer (Geoffrey Ellis Xiao – walnut)
Winds of Intuition (Jadon Smith Native American-style Flute in F)
Elements of Light (Pearl 14k Maesta C Flute)

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Heart Dance Records Phoenix, Arizona

"An impressive diversity of talent and genres represented by its artists." ~ Paul Asbury Seaman, online music reviewer and mixologist

Heart Dance Records creates music to inspire, escape, and uplift. Featured artists include flutists Sherry Finzer & Monica Williams, guitarists Camille Nelson, Darin Mahoney, Don Latarski, and electronic artists Majestica, ELEON, Ivan Teixera and Tom Moore.
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