Here's what's new in my life!
AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR! WHAT'S THAT YOU SAY?
I am beyond stoked to announce that my debut novel Trading Fours was just awarded the 2018 North Street Book Prize in Literary Fiction. I invite you to check out the book prize, and see all the winners, and you can even read a review of my book. WINNINGWRITERS.COM
TWO LITERARY WORKS COMING INEARLY 2019
Aleatory on the Radio is my collection of 100-word stories, also variously called drabbles, microfiction, miniatures, short-shorts, flash fiction, and postcard fiction. Weaving through the vista of artists, loners, lovers, losers, dreamers, those lost, those found, this collection of tiny starbursts explores a world as baffling as it is beautiful.
Bones is my first-ever collection of poetry (though I've had individual pieces published), and it traverses the landscape of loss, grief, and transformation.
I consider these two works companion pieces, as both collections were written concomitantly during a particularly turbulent year, and suddenly, after years of writing novels, the poet and the short-storyist seemed to wake up in me.
Coming Soon from Haiku House Publishing!
GOLDEN THE MUSICAL
I recently had the tremendous honor and pleasure to perform in a developing period-piece musical about the life of concert pianist and Polish independent Ignace Jan Paderewsky, entitled "Golden." I haven't dipped my toe into traditional theatre in many years, and I was surrounded by incredibly gifted veterans of theatre (even the youngsters!), humbling me greatly to be able to share a stage with them. Though I peacefully gave up the notion of acting years ago, now that the experience has happened, I must say I do hope I get the chance to do this again. It's a beautiful piece by Paula Cizmar and Nathan Wang, and was a blast to perform.
THE GODDESS PROJECT
A most extraordinary documentary feature that I have the honor and privilege to be a part of, after 5 years in the making, finally had its world premiere November 5, 2016, at the Downtown Independent Theater in Los Angeles, and in the past 2 years has screened in over 100 cities around the world.
THE GODDESS PROJECT is a film by Holli Rae and Sara Landas, two energetic young filmmakers who decided to pack their lives into a school bus and hit the road for what became, in their own words, "the most transformative adventure of our lives." Determined to empower the feminine voice through conversations with over 100 women from all different walks of life, THE GODDESS PROJECT gives an intimate look into the collective experience that women in the United States face today.
Not only am I one of the women interviewed, I also had the pleasure of working with the film's composer, Mary Ekler, as a vocalist on the score. Over the past few years, I have been given glimpses and peeks into what they've created, and yet was still unprepared for the completed work of art to be nothing short of breathtaking.
And finally (most appropriately made available to the general public on International Woman's Day, March 8, 2018), THE GODDESS PROJECT can now be found on ITUNES, AMAZON, DVD & BLU-RAY
In the meantime, check out their beautiful trailer!
AN ORCHESTRE SURREAL MOVIE
And yet another film is in my
future! For nearly two decades
been part of the innovative,
genre-bending, 30-piece Orchestre Surreal. Conductor Elvis Schoenberg
(the musical miscegenation of the King of Rock: Elvis Presley ... and the
King of Early 20th-Century Dodecaphonic Music: Arnold Schoenberg) has
artfully collided musical genres in such a strange-bedfellows way
(Prokofiev meets Creedence, Hendrix meets Strauss, The Stones meets
Copland, and on and deliriously on) that simply by having created these
juxtapositions, his epic pieces often make social commentary without even
necessarily intending to, and they always offer up a sometimes broad,
sometimes subtle, humor. And
now, after all the madness, we're finally ready to capture that vision
on film. Think concert film / mockumentary, by way of Zelig,
The Office, or This Is Spinal Tap. Theatrical in a
the Orchestre Surreal is as cinematic as they come for the symphony
We're presently in the fundraising stages of the process, even though some preliminary filming has already commenced, and I hope you'll consider making a CONTRIBUTION.
If you can't contribute financially, helping to spread the word to your friends and on social media is just as valuable, and appreciated!
And just who IS this Elvis Schoenberg? ... you may be asking yourself. Well recently, members of his acclaimed orchestra spoke freely and frankly for the camera, in an effort to uncover the mystery of Elvis, and the perplexing phenomenon that is THE ORCHESTRE SURREAL.
I have recently had the deep honor to join up with like-minded spirits and
beautiful friends to form a Kirtan ensemble,
(a Pure Bhakti Devotion). Kirtan is
sacred call-&-response chanting originally performed in India's Bhakti
began centuries ago as a devotional worship, and was known as
the layman's way to connect with the Divine. The Sanskrit chants are
ancient traditionals considered to contain transformative power and healing
energy. And Kirtankara is now open for business, to come and conduct a
Kirtan at spiritual centers, yoga studios, schools, churches homes, etc.
I have recently had the deep honor to join up with like-minded spirits and beautiful friends to form a Kirtan ensemble, Kirtankara (a Pure Bhakti Devotion). Kirtan is sacred call-&-response chanting originally performed in India's Bhakti community. It began centuries ago as a devotional worship, and was known as the layman's way to connect with the Divine. The Sanskrit chants are ancient traditionals considered to contain transformative power and healing energy. And Kirtankara is now open for business, to come and conduct a Kirtan at spiritual centers, yoga studios, schools, churches homes, etc.If you find yourself interested in hosting Kirtankara, please feel free to CONTACT ME.
You can also learn more about it on myKIRTANKARA page.
Angela Carole Brown : NEWS : writer/vocalist/artist