“Lullaby for the Hearts of Space” by Kevin Braheny Fortune, composed in 1980, has yet to be released on disc. Previously only available on cassette, this remastered edition will see its first ever digital and CD release. As a result, the album has been long sought after. Featuring two tracks, “Lullaby for the Hearts of Space” showcases live improvisation.
Press release by Angie Rivera, Valley Entertainment
Kevin Braheny Fortune has been active musically since the age of 4, when he began playing piano. Early compositions followed at age 7, and at 11 he took up woodwinds, which became the core sounds of his mature works. He had early ensemble experiences in classical music, jazz, big band, funk, and rock. In 1971, Kevin discovered the new frontier of electronic music and moved to Los Angeles, where he worked with pioneer Moog synthesist Malcolm Cecil and modular synthesizer inventor Serge Tcherepnin. He built new prototypes for the latter’s advanced analog synthesizers and in 1978 assembled “The Mighty Serge,” an advanced modular analog system, which he uses in most of his works.
Kevin detailed the creation of his upcoming album:
“Nothing was pre-set. My creative process had been improvisation based upon a kind of feedback with dancers, and aliveness that we cycled between us. Having built the instrument, I was extremely facile in creating sound from nothing and responding quickly to the energetic shifts in the room. On this day however, I was getting nowhere.
I began the soft sounds that ushered in the twilight, and the motif that would define the harmony of the piece. Picking up my soprano sax, I turned toward the mic and control room window and was somewhat startled to see wall-to-wall people pressed up against the glass watching and listening. I felt connected to the sounds, the people, the wave of energy, and that thirty minutes of music felt timeless.”
“Lullaby for the Hearts of Space” is available from retailers, gift shops, and online music outlets in all physical and digital formats:
Valley Entertainment: http://bit.ly/Lullaby4HOS
Hearts of Space Records Bandcamp: http://bit.ly/KevinBrahenyFortune