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Essie Jain “All Became Golden”

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Sunday, February 23, 2014

Essie Jain presents “All Became Golden,” an album that’s not just a new collection of her beautiful songs, it’s a new idea of what an album can be. “All Became Golden” is as much a film as it is an audio experience. Instigated by filmmaker Natalie Johns, who wanted to help revitalize her friend Essie Jain’s songwriting, the album was recorded in a large mid-town Manhattan studio, and performed in the anachronistic method of great recordings by performers such as Frank Sinatra, with singer and orchestra performing together. The orchestra of top young New York musicians were arranged and conducted by Nico Muhly, who adds exquisite instrumental colors to Jain’s songs of yearning and hope.

Composer/singer Essie Jain, filmmaker Natalie Johns, and arranger Nico Muhly join David Garland to talk about how this ambitious project was born from the ashes of Jain’s career frustrations, how it all came together, and the pleasures and challenges of creating “All Became Golden.” In addition to playing some highlights from the album, Essie Jain performs one of her songs in the WNYC Studio with pianist Ellis Ludwig Leone. This show first aired July 28, 2013. “All Became Golden” will be screened and performed with members of the Orchestra of St. Luke's at the DiMenna Center on February 28. There's a link for more information below.

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Comments [2]

Meredith VanBenschoten

This film record was recorded at The DiMenna Center for Classical Music in midtown Manhattan. It was a pleasure work with Essie Jain and all the artists on this project!

Meredith VanBenschoten
The DiMenna Center for Classical Music

Aug. 30 2013 10:22 AM
gina ballinger from graz, austia

gorgeous music and time with spinning on air and the VIMEO : ) thank you! hot here, too in graz!

Jul. 29 2013 09:42 AM

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