December 10, 2014

Silvia Nakkach's latest album, In Love and Longing, which she also produced and engineered, received a Grammy nomination under the Best New Age category.

With In Love and Longing, acclaimed composer and vocalist Silvia Nakkach and Grammy award-winning cellist David Darling beckon us into a moving journey: Nakkach's spiritually profound vocals in dialogue with Darling's luminous cello merge to immerse us in a powerful experience of deep listening and emotional release.

"This is true ‘art music'-vivid and orchestral in scope, yet rich with subtle microtonal movements. It is simultaneously an ode to love and an intimate communion with all things," says Nakkach. "Love becomes at once the inquiry, the answer, and the life within the music. May listening open your heart to your own story, your own longing."

These tender musical explorations draw upon many places, languages, and cultures, creating an acoustic landscape that evokes a colorful tapestry of feeling, sensuality, and prayer. They invite us to become alchemists who see music transformed into images, and images into poetry, feeling all of it from the depths of our hearts.

The album, on the Sounds True label, features Steve Gorn, flute; Kit Walker, piano; and Christopher Willits, guitar.

Joining Nakkach and Darling in the Best New Age category are Paul Avgerinos, Peter Kater and R. Carlos Nakai, Ricky Kej and Wouter Kellerman, and Kitaro.

Silvia Nakkach, MA, MMT, is the lead instructor of CIIS's Sound, Voice, and Music Healing Certificate program. Learn more about her upcoming workshop, Cultivating Sacred Eros & Shakti through Sound with Sally Kempton, on March 28-29.

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