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RELEASE DATE : 9/2/2005
Take a Mystic Holiday - Music, art, and the web evolve into the perfect holiday; everyday.
RELEASE SUBJECT : Feature Article – Christopher Nielsen debuts Mystic Holiday CD and interactive web environment with simultaneous global web-cast
St.Paul, MN – Confess! It’s happened to all us… searching through the radio clutter we inadvertently lock on to that Sunday morning smooth jazz and pause there. We sigh, relax, and go about our morning in a more beautiful frame of mind. Later, when our friends are stopping by, we find that background mood music is less distracting and universally appreciated. Instead of competing with our conversations, a new age music album makes a haven of your home. Background music has evolved from elevator muzak into a sophisticated audio backdrop for our lives, easing the stress and letting our minds find their natural creative flow.
Now, that same effect can be had just turning on your computer.
The Mystic Holiday CD, newly released by Minnesota music artist, Christopher Nielsen, not only graces the atmosphere of your home and work space, but your web-space too. Against the flurry of web action on-line, Mystic Holiday; the Web Site, is a refreshing respite. And it‘s fun, too!
Chris began his career as a drummer and percussionist wining talent contests and scholarships at an early age. He went on to tour and perform with many of the finest regional and National musicians, such as Babby Doo Caston, Mojo Buford, Otis Day, Sanford Moore, Dennis Spears, Reginal Bukner, Connie Evingson, Ginger Comodor, Chris Lomheim, Geoff Jones, Curtis Marlatt, Wayne McFarlane, Adi Yashia, Tom West, JD Steel and others.... Along with jazz artists and blues bands, Chris established himself as one of the Twin Cities best musical theatre percussionists. He played with Mixed Blood Theater Group and Troup America for extended runs of original and national theatrical productions. His credits include a long list of national tours, television programs, recordings, soundtracks and theatrical productions. His work embraces performing, composing and arranging for contributive works, including a Grammy nominated production in 1998 with the Sounds of Blackness (Produced by: Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis and Music direction by: Gary Hines)
After years of playing with national and top regional talent in the Minneapolis-St.Paul area, Chris is debuting both his new album and an “environment” reflective of his art and music. Building on years of music and performance production, as well as professional experience in his multi-media production environment, Chris has delivered a cutting edge technology solution to audio-visual delivery of his art. Call it a mental massage.
Inspiration flourishes in Chris’s feverish energy. Tying him down to deliver the beautiful assemblies of tones and licks on Mystic Holiday required a working environment promoting relaxation and focus. The Mystic Holiday webspace is a natural evolution
"Given the fast pace of life it is often hard to relax and connect with your inner self. When I performed these songs, I found a great sense of inner peace. I wanted to inspire imagination, daydreaming and reflection in a timeless musical space."
The album is a collection of 11 beautiful new age jazz compositions performed with passion and soul. Chris Nielsen's 60 minutes of unique musical poetry and fluid improvisation style allow his music to inspire visualization and imagination. These rich compositions are embellished with nature soundscapes and flow from one piano interlude to another seamlessly, setting the tone for a mood of comfort and relaxation with passionate expression.
Translating a new age music album into an online experience meant tapping new technologies and cutting edge software development. "The interactive media worlds that I have been creating as part of my commercial and visual arts work seemed like a natural fit. We need ways to spin our minds in a different direction.
Mysticholiday.com does just that. Whether you want to just listen to Chris’s talent while you work (if you can avoid the all the fun and toys to be had there), or use the site for video chat and on-line collaboration, the “webspace” can provide hours of enjoyment. The many layers of multi-media scenes, creative tools, poetry and ways you can unleash your own creativity make for mini-world to explore.
True to form, even the October 15, national debut of Mystic Holiday and mysticholiday.com will be a cutting edge experience for performer and audience. Along with a traditional “release” party and performance, Chris will be simulcasting his “coming out” all over the world via webcast, . Creative technology tuning makes it possible for guests of the webcast to enjoy the music, the show, the site and follow-up contact with the artist and project, all in one fell swoop. Don’t miss this unique event, even if you just want to see a great example of the evolution of media in new millennium.
As the event approaches specific details and announcements will be found at:
www.mysticholiday.com. If you’re in town that night, you can experience this unique presentation of art and music from Christopher Nielsen at the French Press Jazz Café on October 15, 6-8pm in historic Lowertown St. Paul.
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CONTACT: Contact: Chris Nielsen PHONE: 401-662.1035
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