Composer Karen Biehl has released a new single entitled “Reflections”. The piece, which comes in two versions – solo piano and harp/flute, was created while Karen was confined in her New York City apartment during the Coronavirus lockdown in April 2020.
Although her compositions had become generally more introspective since her father’s passing in October 2019 (see our story on her piece “To My Father“), the pandemic further intensified this trend of a more somber and peaceful tone.
“Reflections” is a bit melancholy in nature and represents a surrendering to what is happening and what is to come, while reflecting on what once was and possibly will never be the same again. It was composed and recorded on an evening that was accompanied by the constant sound of ambulances, so although the song is sad, it was a beautiful contrast to the sirens. “Reflections” is a reminder that every feeling is relative to the situation and environment, which can change at a moment’s notice.
About Karen Biehl:
Neoclassical / New Age composer Karen Biehl studied voice with former Metropolitan Opera star Thomas Hayward before completing her master’s degree in opera performance at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Also classically trained in both piano and violin, her musical compositions combine romantic classical lyricism with meditative empowerment to assist listeners in achieving an enhanced and peaceful sense of self-awareness and purposeful focus.
Her album “Starlight Dreams” was named “Best Solo Piano Album” by New Age Music Guide (2019 & 2018). The album was also selected as one of the top 25 albums by Aural Awakenings Radio in 2019 and was a finalist for the “Best Neo Classical Album 2018” award for One World Music Radio’s awards in addition to receiving an honorable mention from Shades of Classics (CKUW Radio). Her piece “Echoing Canyon” is a finalist for Enlightened Piano Radio’s “2020 Single of the Year” award.
Karen’s music can also be heard on Music Choice’s Soundscapes TV channel, Pandora, Calm Radio, AccuRadio, GotRadio, New Age Stars Radio, KMStudio Classical Radio, First Greek New Age Radio, and Aural Awakenings among other radio stations, and has been programmed on inflight airline music channels.
For more information and music samples, visit maestramusica.com