VISION: NINE will be a unique record compilation of 9 songs showcasing a synthesis of rhythms, sounds and writings influenced by a wide array of the 9 major religions, uniting disciplines of the world. A celebratory demonstration of diversity and oneness. In comparison, all major religions share very similar fundamental core beliefs. We must learn to mold our perspectives of one another's religious views and try to accept each other for how congruent we really are. One planet, One people.
FOCUS: To tastefully fuse worldbeat with commercial styles, and give modern mainstream music consumers a fresh alternative and unifying sound.
PURPOSE: To produce music on a higher frequency. It’s 2017, and the world is growing smaller, more interconnected, and culturally blended than ever. However, our mainstream commercial music is just barely beginning to represent the richness of that diversity. The potential is huge to provide the mainstream music scene with an exciting, positive, and hip alternative. If music is an international language that is to connect hearts, we need to raise the vibration and generate sounds that transcend culture, race, ethnicity and religion in order to truly celebrate our humanity and interconnectedness.
GOAL: To raise the spirit of hearts and souls through music.
Cost: Producing an album at a high standard, however, is a very expensive process, involving many costs which are beyond my personal reach. These include fees for recording studios, musicians and equipment, design costs, mixing and mastering.
All the recordings I've made in the past have been collaborative projects which have only been made possible through the collaboration and support of friends who believe in the music I'm making.
I've decided to use GoFundMe to open up that collaborative process to anyone who wishes to be a part of it. All the funds we raise on GoFundMe will be used to pay for the costs of making this new album of songs based on the spiritual Writings.
Meet the Producers:
Gia Sky, Los Angeles, CA
Producer Gia Sky - I am a Los Angeles native and was lucky enough to be born to musical parents who made an impact on the 80's-90's music scene. As a child I was fascinated with recording studios, and how a place so convoluted could produce sounds infinitely imaginable. In the studio everything seemed sonically possible, and I was able to watch dreams come true. I've always adored watching my family work with so many brilliant people, after all, music forms a sparkling cohesiveness amongst those with the same passion.
I've always felt that once the song is created, listeners become part of the energy that drives us together. Originally I intended to go to a prestigious university for music studies but my heart was leaning toward learning in a more hands on fashion. After becoming fluent in music production and songwriting, I decided to pursue what my heart was directing him toward all along, and navigated to where I am today. My music always has one divine message - that we are all equal, and through connection, anything is possible. I intend to continue pushing the boundaries of music until my ears dry out.
I try to dedicate as much of my time as possible to social work and and service to others. Last summer I was fortunate enough to coordinate the musical program for The Mona Foundation Charity Garden Gala benefiting women’s education around the world. I've produced a highly successful spiritual album on behalf of the Baha’i Faith called “The Descendants” and can't wait to make "Nine" to continue spreading the energy that our world really needs today.
Enough about me, meet my good friend and executive producer Chuck!
Chuck Grieve - Marin County, CA
Executive Producer Chuck Grieve is an entrepreneur, film producer and businessman. Chuck has been a CEO for several multi-million dollar companies in the fitness and sports medicine sectors. He also practiced 20 years as a Physical Therapist. Additionally he produced a feature film (Inside Monkey Zetterland) staring Patricia Arquette, Sophia Copula, Ricky Lake, Rupert Everett, Tate Donavan and Katheryn Hellman. He is a singer songwriter as well.
Risks and challenges :
The only risk would be that I don't make my goal. If that were to happen, I wouldn't be able to fulfill the true quality this album deserves.
With Peace and Love,
Gia Sky and Chuck Grieve
- Deanne LaRue
- Lori & Phil Byer
- Darcy Tarantino
- Robin Venturelli
- Ricki Syufy
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