Just thought I'd finally do an update to this thread, itís been close to two years since the last post and a lot has been going on. First the non CD related stuff.
Of late I've been working with this dance troupe called the Post Natyam Collective
. They will be performing next weekend here in Los Angeles (April 1,2,3), then they will be touring their show. About 80-90% of the music is stuff I have written for them, all new material and a bit different then my normal fair. Go to the following url for more information about the LA show:http://www.teada.org/CurrentSeason.html
Visit their website for more information about the upcoming tour:http://www.postnatyam.net/
Speaking of web sites, my web site will be back on line soon. Complete new design so more modern looking then the old one. I'd say take a look in a couple of weeks at: www.lorennerell.com
I've scored a film, well on second thought it scored me!
Actually I was contacted by the film maker to see if he could use some of my music in his film on Bali call Talking with Spirits
. Of course I said yes, how could I pass this up? The film is not out yet, its premiering in Bali on April 12th. There will probably be a short film tour this summer and will then probably be released next fall on DVD. The music that was used came from Lilin Dewa
, The Venerable Dark Cloud
, and some other stuff not yet released. You can see a short preview clip (without any music) at the following url:http://www.socialchangefilmfestival.org/portfolio/world-premiere-of-talking-with-spirits-a-film-by-michael-wiese/
Ok this one is a bit odd for me. About a year ago a friend of mine asked me to help him do a remix of this singer friend of his named Larisa Stow who does these canartic pop chants live, its somehow connected with the yoga crowd and has taken off a bit. Well we did the remix, had a bit of fun and then they released an EP called Dance Chants
that Larisa sells at her shows. Somehow the track I remixed got picked up and is now on the soundtrack to a film called Discover the Gift
. It premiered here in LA last weekend and will be released on DVD sometime later this year. You can learn more about it here:http://discoverthegift.com/the-movie/
On to music, and a surprise. My first album that I released on cassette back in the early 1980s is going to be re-released on vinyl. For those of you who don't know itís called Point of Arrival
and is more in the old Berlin school vain then my more recent stuff. It will be a limited edition on the Forced Nostalgia label. No bonus tracks, just the original material. I'll post more info when I have it.
The album I did with A Produce called Intangible
is in Mike's hands and is waiting for final approval of the artwork. I don't know when it will be out, but I think itís on the short list for release.
The Venerable Dark Cloud
reissue has taken a back seat to all the other things I've been doing. I need to add a track or two and then it should be done. I'll probably get back to work on this after the dance project is complete.
I have another album in the can ready for release that I have been calling Mod Phase, but I am thinking about calling it Lambat Dream
. Lambat literally means 'slow,' so you can probably guess what itís like.
I've been talking with Soleilmoon about a limited edition release.
Lastly, I received a recording of my set at SoundQuest Fest and have been wondering what to do with it. I'm not sure if it merits a CD release or not. I've been thinking maybe a download only release? Give me some feedback and tell me what you think.