Released: January 2014
Awards: Global Music Awards
Silver Medal: "Album"
Bronze Medal: "Sound Editing/Mixing"
Awakening, the new release by multi-genre flutist Michelle Dunn, is a culmination of traditional folk, contemporary classical, and pop/mainstream flutes and techniques. This project is a pathway to the integration of indigenous/world flutes, with all but one song using at least two types of flutes. Some have referred to this CD as "a fine example of world flutes orchestrations," with some songs having five or more types of flutes playing simultaneously, in harmony. Flutes on the Awaking CD include (in various keys/tunings): 6-hole Native American style, fifes, bansuri, whistles, recorders, multiple rim-blowns (Anasazi, Akebono, Desert, Shakuhachi), and the Western concert flute. Whether singing along with the melodies or dancing to the rhythms, listeners are sure to enjoy the flute tapestries of this CD.
Michelle Dunn: Composer, Performer, Producer, Recording Engineer, Graphics Design
Label: iZZatcho music