Embrace, a monumental new release from Sandpiper Records by composers Julianna Waller & Carlos R Martinez, is the newest music of our times.
Dare! Dare to listen deeply. From the gut of the soul, virtuoso violinist Julianna Waller expresses all of life’s pains from trauma, crisis, oppression and everything dark to embracing the victory and triumph of art realized as meaningful.
Especially poignant and evident in the courageous unaccompanied violin track, this one-take, raw recording exposes ultimate inner forward movement; moving upward, like the fire of flying freely without limits, as God embraces.
STORY OF THE UNACCOMPANIED TRACK:
After a few hours or exploring, developing, and initially recording this new work for violin, piano, and orchestration, Carlos R Martinez stated, “play it as solo violin now”. So, I tried it a couple of times, as it completely changes the role of the violin, how I approach the instrument and what must be expressed.
After a few takes of me trying to find my voice, Carlos R Martinez said, “take your headphones off and just play, hearing the ambience of the room”. That set the stage for this ultimate artistic expression. Headphones off, bare feet, and me just expressing very deeply and powerfully through the violin; I set out on an epic journey of a one-take performance.
This is the sweat, blood, and tears of creating new music through our collaboration as, Sandpiper Records. ~ Julianna Waller