Music for this moment… A piano journey that finds joy
Moving Through Worlds is an exploration of ‘now’: water, fire, climate change, survival, and the vanishing of souls into the wind
As the Australian Bushfires crept toward her rural home, Fiona Joy Hawkins turned to her Stuart & Sons piano to do what has always bought her solace: writing music. After crafting 4 songs that she later marketed as fundraisers for firefighters and wildlife rescue – and which are included on this album – she began final preparations on Moving Through Worlds. Although she began recording and conceptualising the album three years ago, one could say it is an album 44-years in
the making. One of her early pieces is “For the Roses” written as a 12-year-old for her Grandmother’s funeral.
Fiona says, “I believe music is a gift from another world, from ancestors of the past communicating to inspire and give us hope. Music is a universal language that connects us without prejudice, it speaks to us all equally, yet is received with great variation. My wish is to open a few more hearts to the power of music. Now more than ever we need the connection to our past to find the pathway to our future.”
She is a pianist/singer/composer who gives FREE concerts as musical meditations weekly via Insight Timer. She has toured China, Australia & the USA, and would like to tour Europe (COVID permitting)
She is also a member of the foursome and New Age Supergroup FLOW, the group with Will Ackerman (Founder Windham Hill Records), Lawrence Blatt and Jeff Oster.
Her song ‘Grace’ was on a Grammy® Winning album; she won ZMR’s Best Piano Album Award, and was an ARIA Finalist in AUS.
1. Calling County Clare (5:06)
2. Bushfire Moon (5:03)
3. Prayer For Rain (4:08)
4. All That Is Left (5:34)
5. Aqua 1 (1:55)
6. Prelude In E Minor (Chopin, #4) (2:57)
7. Desert Of Crystal (4:28)
8. Tolling Of The Fire Bell (5:18)
9. Aqua 2 (1:20)
10. Passing Of Midnight (3:39)
11. Moving Through Worlds (4:28)
12. For The Roses (Solo Piano) (3:28)
13. Song For Louise (1:49)
14. Twilight Moment (2:32)
“... in the case of Fiona Joy Hawkins’ latest collection Moving Through Worlds, there are glorious exceptions where it’s not hyperbole in any sense and fits today, tomorrow and for all...let’s just say I can’t imagine there ever being a time in the future when listening to this deeply personal, socially conscious, stylistically expansive 14-track musical narrative would grip me any less than it does today, in the midst of world gone mad 2020" – Jonathan Widran, JWVibe
Release Date: April 2021 hi-res release: 7/7/20 Format: CD & Digital
File Under: NEW AGE, CELTIC PIANO, INSTRUMENTAL
ALBUM credits: All tracks written Fiona Joy Hawkins (track 6 arranged)
Produced by Will Ackerman, Tom Eaton
Mixed and Mastered at Imaginary Road Mastering, Massachusetts (USA), by Tom Eaton
Steinway piano (tracks 1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14), flugelhorn, guitars, NS bass, percussion and cello recorded by Tom Eaton, Imaginary Road Studios VT (USA)
* Stuart and Sons piano (tracks 2, 3, 13) and Fiona Joy Hawkins vocals recorded by Peter Stevenson, Turnaround Music (Stuart and Sons piano), Taree Australia
* Irish Whistle, Rebecca Daniel violin and vocals recorded by James Englund, Crash Symphony Productions, Sydney Australia
* Charlie Bisharat violin recorded by Jeff Gartenbaum, The Village, LA (USA)
* English horn recorded by Andrew Yanchyshyn, Threshold Studio, NYC (USA)
* Accordion and electric bass recorded by Tom Eaton at Imaginary Road Mastering, MA (USA)
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