When one great song is silenced, another is lifted on the wind to fill the void. The last dusky Seaside Sparrow sang the final song of extinction and composer/pianist Ann Sweeten took up the task of filling the soundless space he left behind. Extinction is the most tragic of human legacies and Orange Band Records shouts the warning.
Out of this tragedy, insight is born. If you have ever tilted your eyes skyward and celebrated the soaring majesty of flight, Sweeten’s piano compositions will lift your heart. Hers is the music of our Earth. What does an autumn leaf sound like as it turns and twists to the ground? When the orange sun spreads out over the horizon and invites dusk under its misty amber veil, does the earth celebrate or mourn the day’s end? If the steady rhythm of ocean swells were silent but for a second, what would the seagull hear?
These questions strive to be answered within Sweeten’s compelling piano renderings. The earth’s abundance is reflected in “Prism” with sincerity, proficiency and sweet abandon.
“A soothing musical gem of original compositions, Prism warms the senses…Instrumental majesty…sparkles with tranquility.”
“A mesmerizing collection of New Age compositions.”
North Shore Magazine
“Sweeten captures the music that is alive in the world and shows the gentler, purer side that we don’t always hear, nor always look for. The stories she plays tell volumes. This music is perfect to listen to when you want to wind down after a hard day, or as background music for meditating. The plenitude of emotion she displays will enlighten you.”
“If you’ve yet to discover the sounds of Ann Sweeten, hop on her bandwagon of fans now because this is one artist poised for national fame.”
“Pianist Ann Sweeten composes gentle mood music. The titles as well as the music itself are reflective and relaxing. If the piano, by its very motion and harmony represents the human spirit, then the synths must represent Nature. Clouds form and move on, water trickles downstream, the wind blows gently across the meadow, and wildflowers sway with the breeze.”
L.A. Jazz Scene
“Prism delivers…carries you into the clouds.”
“A proficient pianist, she exposes pieces of her heart and soul for the world to share in…make sure you’ve got a dry hanky close by.”