Three tracks from a piano album project:
Gilbert, a classically trained pianist, attended Dartington college
of Arts, Goldsmith's University, studied composition at Trinity College
of Music and has completed a Masters at Westminster University. Having
achieved success with Dream Academy (in 1998, Gilbert was nominated for
an Ivor Novello award for his part in writing Life In a Northern Town
as featured by Dario G in the world-wide hit Sunchyme), Gilbert has recorded
three albums and ten singles, and written music for film and television.
Here are some examples of his more chilled direction:
Gilbert currently lives in Totnes and is often in London and Kraków,
Poland recording. He is completing a Phd in Film Studies and as extra-curricular
activity studies Nichiren Buddhism. He has released a number of tracks
through Blanco Y Negro/Warner Bros., of which England's Dreaming and Call
My Name are especially memorable.
For information about the activities of Dream Academy members including
Gilbert Gabriel. Includes interviews, discography and more: Dream
Academy Information Site
"out of mud a lotus flower grows"
This saying, derived from the tenets of Nichiren Buddhism and meaning
that we can turn adversity to our benefit with the right attitude, has
provided the basis for the music contained on this album. This music has
been composed both to lift the heart and spirit of the listener by creating
a sense of inner harmony and calm and, on another level, to enhance the
benefit of such healing therapies as massage, aromatherapy and reflexology.
Lotus was composed, created and recorded entirely by Gilbert Gabriel,
and features the ethereal vocals of Valerie Antell on "Heaven".
tracks by Gilbert
Gabriel are licensed under a Creative
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