Thursday, August 15, 2013

Noah Wilson Releases Debut CD - "Echoes of the Silent Within"

Noah with his hand-crafted electric sitar
Ready for something different?
Noah designed and built his dulcimer stand.
The dulcimer is a Grande Concertmaster,
built by Jerry Read Smith

Noah is a multi-talented, multi-instrumentalist. This debut recording shows off the broad scope of his performing and composing skills as well as his proficiency in the recording arts. Echoes of the Silent Within is an all-original, groove-driven blend of unique instrumentation and world percussion with a subtle electronic feel. It features Noah's original compositions - flowing instrumentals that create a mood and will transport you to a different place.

Noah has always been drawn to the world of classical Indian music. His improvisational style syncs perfectly with the genre. He has studied under a guru, and has been performing sacred music since 2010 in a variety of settings, including kirtan, yoga classes, tea room meditations, and ecstatic dance explorations. He continues to study and practice the rich traditions of classical Indian music, incorporating the sounds and the philosophy into his own elaborate and expressive musical creations.

On this recording, Noah plays hammered dulcimer, electric sitar, dilruba, guitar, bass, and percussion. He contributes vocals from the kirtan tradition in his own voice, mixes in some natural environmental sounds, and adds just the right amount of electronic juice. He is joined by Taylor Johnson (tabla, dumbek), Victoria Bulostin (angelic vocals), Tom Cowan (tabla), Josh Newton (percussion), and Ashley Mott (vocals and loving support), whose performances enrich the lush layers of the work and lend authenticity to the experience.

Infused with energy that will fill you up without wearing you out, this is a soundtrack for all aspects of life! I predict this music will top your favorites list.

A bit about the instruments:

  • The sitar is an instrument central to Indian classical music. Noah's is unique. He designed and built his own electric sitar. Anyone interested in knowing more about this fine handcrafted instrument should contact Noah.  He can answer your questions and will build one for you!
  • The dilruba is half sitar and half sarangi. It has sitar-like frets and many sypathetic strings, but is played with a bow. Translation of its name is "robber of the heart". Its sound is blissful but not as powerful as the sarangi.
  • The hammered dulcimer is the western version of the santoor, another traditional classical Indian instrument. Noah plays a 2000 Jerry Read Smith Grande Concertmaster hammered dulcimer.

Click here for a brief summary of Indian music
Noah plays a Jerry Read Smith Grand Concertmaster dulcimer.
Full disclosure:  Noah Wilson is my son!
"Echoes of the Silent Within" is available now for preview and purchase - in its entirety or as individual tracks - at cdbaby, the self proclaimed "best independent music store on the web!"

Go to Enter Noah Wilson in the search box. His cd is the first thing that comes up.

OR click here to link directly to Noah's cdbaby account 

OR ... pick up a copy from Sue Wilson

Cover art by Andrew Wilson Photography

Photos above taken at cd release party, Dobra Tea, Asheville, NC

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