A Soundtrack for the Eclipse.

Before you don your viewing glasses and turn your gaze to the sky on Monday, August 21st, turn on your radio...
— All Classical Portland

This Monday, the sun will be hidden from view by the moon. Resonance Ensemble will be there with you, performing a world premiere commission at the moment of totality. 

Resonance Ensemble, together with Oregon Symphony's principal cellist, Nancy Ives, Chris Whyte of the Portland Percussion Group, and improvisational vocalist Erick Valle, will be featured on the Eclipse Soundtrack set to climax as the eclipse reaches totality with a WORLD PREMIERE broadcast, specially commissioned and recorded for the occasion by All Classical Portland.

Photo Credit: N. Iwasaki

Photo Credit: N. Iwasaki

Composed by renowned Irish musician and scholar Desmond Earley, the new work titled, The Body of the Moon is scored for choir, solo voice, cello, and bass drum. Tune in all around Oregon by way of All Classical Portland’s seven FM repeater stations. Download the free All Classical Portland app or visit allclassical.org to listen on mobile devices. Those in Portland for the occasion are invited to join a viewing event hosted by the Rose Festival in Tom McCall Waterfront Park (more information at rosefestival.org). Find a seat next to All Classical Portland’s panel truck to hear the soundtrack projected live!

Resonance Ensemble and other Portland area musicians surround the composer, Desmond Earley and RE Artistic Director, Katherine FitzGibbon  at a recent rehearsal.  

Resonance Ensemble and other Portland area musicians surround the composer, Desmond Earley and RE Artistic Director, Katherine FitzGibbon  at a recent rehearsal.

 

Fantastic KGW Promo! Kudos to All Classical Portland’s, Suzanne Nance and The Body of The Moon composer Desmond Earley for this great interview on KGW about our upcoming soundtrack for the eclipse, being performed by Resonance Ensemble, Nancy Ives, Chris Whyte, and Erick Valle.  Check it out! 

Fantastic KGW Promo!

Kudos to All Classical Portland’s, Suzanne Nance and The Body of The Moon composer Desmond Earley for this great interview on KGW about our upcoming soundtrack for the eclipse, being performed by Resonance Ensemble, Nancy Ives, Chris Whyte, and Erick Valle.  Check it out!