THE ANGELIC WAVES - PART 1 recording project came about one summer day when I was speaking with my friend, gifted psychic, Kim Allen. Her and I were discussing angels and our research about angels... then she asked me to write some music for her Angel Workshop...she needed it for her group meditation. This request open my creative soul and spirit. The music and concept came to me so quickly and transformed me. Now, there is an ANGELIC WAVES - PART 2/'The Celestial Journey Continues'. ANGELIC WAVES - PART 1 was picked up by DSM Producers, a music library for the Film and TV industry. ANGEL FACTS Angelic myths arose in ancient Persia and became part of Jewish mystical tradition during the Babylonian exile (586-536 B.C.E). Through the Talmudic period (ca.200 B.C.E - 500 C.E.) some rabbis used angels in their explanations of biblical texts to represent Divine will and judgment. They were seen as supernal beings with an indepedent existence, but also subject to the rule of God. from Kabbalah DECODER by Janet Berenson-Perkins/ Publisher, BARRON'S According to ancient Jewish tradition the angels were the first intelligent beings created by God, and it is usually believed that they were all created in the same moment on the second day of Creation. God granted the angels free will, immortality and divine intelligence. The task they were offered was to sustain the Universe and reflect the glory of God. Most of the angels aligned themselves with the Divine Will and, to show their adoration, surrendered their free will to God. Those angels who did not, eventually succumbed to pride and came into conflict with God. from The Book of Angels by Francis Melville/ Publisher, BARRON'S Jophiel - Artists, creative power and to discover light within Sachiel - Social expansion and prestige Cssiel - gives you chance to view life as a challenge Anael - Marriage, love and affection Hagiel - Intercedes in all relationships towards harmony Tzadkiel - Prosperity Teoael - Business ventures Lahabiel - Wards off evil and illness works with both Michael and Raphael Camael - Coping with conflict PLAYING TIME - 79:49 OR 1:19:49 REVIEW CLIPS The Horn Call - John Dressler - Volume XXXVI, No. 1, October 2005 - PATCHWORKS ...performers may find great value in the literature on this particular disc. All About Jazz - Budd Kopman - October 2, 2005 - PATCHWORKS Thurlow is clearly a master of this area of musical composition and performance, attracting talented composers and performers into the orbit of Turn on the Music. Computer Music Journal - Sandy Nordahl - Volume 27 - Issue 3 - Fall 2003 - I Am Overall, this disc is an impressive endeavor. Ms. Thurlow really knows how to create a mood that hangs thick, like a fog clinging to the ground on a cold, full-moon night.' iTunes Music Blog - Hank Shiffman - December 31, 2004 - I Am ...this album is a noble effort. Ms. Thurlow and her collaborators combine instruments that have probably never been heard together before. I am hangs together and creates a mood and a sense of place and purpose...feels like a soundtrack to a fantasy film...not a low budget shlocky film. I'd love to see the movie that merits these sounds behind it. Metaphysical Reviews - Richard Fuller - April 2002 - Angelic Waves - Part 1 Composer and musician Deborah Thurlow now gives us an album that can lift the spirit of the listener while at the same time, offer the perfect means to meditation. And if that's not enough, Deborah Thurlow gave this reviewer a magic carpet that transported me to a better place, all within my heart. Electronic Music Foundation - Joel Chadabe - December 2001 - I Am '...chooses the music that she plays to allow her to create striking timbres that range from the reflective to the dramatic, from the romantic to the brash; and as she puts it all together, she emerges with an original and strong voice as instrumentalist and as composer...Thurlow plays horn, shofar, Tibetan singing bowl, and tingsha; Eric Ross plays theremin and piano; Clive Smith electric guitar with devices ... In short, the very choice of instruments is surprising, and she uses them in various combinations to great effect.' The Horn Magazine - Ian Wagstaff - December 2001 - I Am 'Forget Rattigan and Shilkloper, this jazz horn CD, entitled 'I Am', is really different. Quite how different? Well, combine the Dalai Lama with Berlioz, throw in some Hebraic influence and you might be getting there. New Jersey horn player, Deborah Thurlow uses an eclectic mix of instruments...strong electronic influence.' IAN WAGSTAFF The Horn Call - John Dressler - November 2001 - I Am 'Most of the music on this latest recording is atmospheric, metrically free, and soul-searching. Sections are reminiscent of music of Harry Partch, Rick Todd, and Tom Varner; other sections are pensive, subtle, and reverberant.' Redludwig.com - George Follett - October 4, 2001 - I Am 'At times, I Am, is also a study in contrasting derivations, sounding like a curious amalgam of early Stockhausen, the tone poetry of Diamanda Galas and the soundtrack to a '50s sci-fi movie.' 'The most satisfying track, Thurlow's The Chaotic World, mixes quasi-melodic string passages with the whirring theremin and clanging, pseudo-metal guitar riffs from Clive Smith. The contrasts of styles, tones and sensibilities is mesmerizing.' New York Times - Allan Kozinn - June 15, 1991 - 'The program also included Deborah Sandoval-Thurlow's 'Lunch at Moishe's Delicatessen,' an amusing inventively colorful score.' Biography Deborah Thurlow - CUNY BA, Kingsborough CC/Lehman College, MFA, SUNY Purchase - a resident of Teaneck, New Jersey is a freelance musician in the tri-state area and Europe. In 1999 she produced a two day music event, Next Horn Wave, where she got together horn players from the East/West Coasts and Europe to perform music devoted to the art of both Contemporary and Jazz Improvisation. She is presently on faculty at Newark School of the Arts. In 1995 she performed in, That New Group concert of new works in the spirit of Dada and Futurism. Directed and produced by Joanne Mafia. She performed with Eric Ross in a work written especially for her by Mr. Ross, for horn, theremin and piano called, Serenade, at St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Manhattan. On the same program she performed in her one act play, Horn Ritual, where she not only plays the horn and shofar using electronic sound effects she streches herself by acting. She has also performed with Pina Baush Ballet Company, Franz Kaman, David Amram, Anthony Davis, The New York Composers Orchestra, Clive Smith and many others too numerous to mention. She is on occasion an editorial contributor to, The New Music Connoisseur, a magazine devoted to the contemporary music scene. She studied composition and orchestration with John Corigliano at Lehman College. Her works are published with Ensemble Publications/Nichols Music Company and DSM Producers. She has received grants from Meet the Composer, William Petshek Music Fund, The Puffin Foundation and also Composer in Residence at Morehead State University in Kentucky in the summer of 1988 and has been reviewed favorably in the New York Times and other printed media. Her one act play with music The Creative Void Of The Planet Earth, had an Equity Showcase of seven performances in April of 1997 by the New Media Repertory under the direction of Miranda MacDermot. She has five recordings to her credit, Angelic Waves - Part 1 (2000), Angelic Waves - Part 2 (2003 and It's Not The Way - CD Single (2007) are independent releases and I Am (2001), Patchworks (2004) on the Capstone Records label. In 2008 she will release her recording, The Darwin Effect, with Capstone Records.