THE WAY OF THE RAIN COMPOSERS
TIM JANIS THE WAY OF THE RAIN | VOICES OF HOPE | VERSION # III COMPOSER FOR FILM | CHOIR | SYMPHONY AND SOLO PERFORMERS
With millions of albums sold, five national public television specials, and two No. 1 Billboard-charting CDs, composer, producer, and performer Tim Janis has worked with some of the top artists in the music and entertain-ment business—from Sir Paul McCartney, Billy Joel, Ray Charles, Dick Van Dyke, Andre Previn, and Sarah McLachlan to George Clooney, Kate Winslet, Jane Seymour, Maya Angelou, Emanuel Ax, and James Earl Jones. Mr. Janis is committed to creat-ing music that can heal and promote peace on a global level. His music has traveled across the world, from presti-gious venues like Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center, to Africa, China, and Eastern Europe, and he has conducted Symphonie Fantastique with the Czech National Symphony Orchestra as guest of the U.S Ambassador Craig R. Stapleton. His music has also been per-formed and played by the the American Symphony Orchestra, conducted by David Snell; The London Symphony Orchestra; The New York Philharmonic, conducted by Kurt Mazur; The Hartford Symphony Orchestra; The Kansas City Orchestra; The Kwazulu Natal Philharmonic in Durban, Africa; and many others. Mr.
WILL CALHOUN THE WAY OF THE RAIN VERSION # II |COMPOSER
Will Calhoun, Two time Grammy winning Drummer/Composer/Producer from the legendary Rock Band Living Colour, has composed, produced, and toured with Wayne Shorter, Pharoah Sanders, The Rolling Stones, Yasinn Bey aka MOS DEF, Lauryn Hill, Marcus Miller, Herb Alpert, Mike Stern, Public Enemy, Paul Simon, Stanley Jordan, Oumou Sangare, Jaron Lanier(virtual reality inventor) and many more. His unique approach to both acoustic and electronic drumming are simply unmatched by any other Percussionist on the scene today. He has recently broadened his artistic expression to film scores, photography, and a collection of Art work crafted from rhythm titled "AZA". You can visit his on line gallery at: www.willcalhounart.com stay tuned for his new Jazz project "Celebrating Elvin Jones" on Motema Music this summer.
Living Colour is presently in the studio recording their latest CD titled 'SHADE" for MEGAFORCE records. the release date is planned for the Fall of 2015. Will spends most of his limited down town time in West and North Africa researching ancient rhythms and musical styles. He is presently working on a recording with Indigenous sacred musicians. Will is a new breed of Ethnomusicologist, combining his ancestral research with many years of commercial success in Jazz, Rock, Urban, Alternative, Ambient, and other musics of the World into a beautiful swirling expression of life.
DAVE EGGAR THE WAY OF THE RAIN VERSION # II | COMPOSER
Three-time Grammy nominee Dave Eggar has performed throughout the world as a solo cellist and pianist as well as a composer including featured solo appearances at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center's Avery Fischer Hall and Chamber Music Society, The Hollywood Bowl, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, London's Barbican Centre and Queen Elizabeth Halls, Paris’ Palais Garnier and many others.
A virtuoso in many styles, Eggar has performed, recorded and arranged for such artists as Coldplay, Norah Jones, Tony Bennett, Paul Simon, James Taylor, The Who, Harry Belafonte, Robert Redford, Evanescence, Phillip Phillips, Talib Kweli, Frank Ocean, David Sanborn, Joshua Bell and many others.
A graduate of Harvard University Summa Cum Laude in Biophysical Engineering and Music Composition, Eggar went on to get his MM and D.M.A. degrees at The Juilliard School. He has received grants and awards from the NEA, the Leonard Bernstein Scholarship, The MacDowell Colony, ASCAP and TIME Magazine. Eggar was the youngest winner in the history of Artists International Competition making his Carnegie Hall solo recital at the age of 13. A founding member of the famous FLUX Quartet, Dave has premiered over 100 works of contemporary music by composers as diverse as John Zorn, Frank Zappa, John Patitucci, Somei Satoh, Harry Partch, Morton Feldman, Conlon Nancarrow, Giacinto Scelsi, Charles Ives and Stewart Copeland.
Additionally, Eggar has worked extensively on the use of music in conflict resolution in war zones, including a project taking place over the last 9 years in the war-torn region of Mindanao in the southern Philippines. Eggar lived and studied with the Talaandig tribe on many trips to the region studying their use of music and dance in negotiation and conflict. Eggar is an avid martial artist with black belts in Shotokan and Gōjū-ryū karate. www.facebook.com/daveeggar
CHUCK PALMER | CHUCK PALMER / THE WAY OF THE RAIN VERSION # II | COMPOSER
Percussionist, songwriter, producer, composer Chuck Palmer has performed and recorded with a myriad of artists including Gil Goldstein, RJD2, Frank Ocean, Zayn Malik, Luciano, Dr. Ralph Stanley, Norah Jones, John Patitucci, The City And Horses, Phillip Phillips, Cromeo, Waway Saway and the Talaandig Tribe, and Amy Lee of Evanescence.
Chuck was a core collaborator and producer on Amy Lee's first solo record Aftermath (2014). “Dark Water”, from that release, won an Independent Music Award for best World Beat Song (2015). Palmer co-produced Dave Eggar's Grammy-nominated release Kingston Morning and is a founding member of their group Deoro. "Jonan", a track from Dave Eggar's 2011 release Deoro: XX (produced by Chuck), won the Independent Music Award fan vote for best World Beat Song. Chuck is a composer on films including War Story (Sundance 2014), Destiny, Same Difference (Best Documentary at AFME 2015) and Indigo Grey.
Chuck's solo album Waiting On The Rain is available on iTunes. He is a native of Columbus, Ohio and a graduate of Capital University, where he majored in percussion under Robert Breithaupt and Eric Paton. chuckpalmermusic.com
David Thor Jonsson | THE WAY OF THE RAIN VERSION # I | COMPOSER
Original Composer and Collaborator with Sibylle Szaggars Redford for the first The Way of the Rain Performance in Albuquerque, New Mexico
Pianist, composer, improviser,performing artist and a multitasking musician in life.
Currently living and working in Mosfellssveit, Iceland.
Davíð has been playing the piano and keyboards since age of 9 and ever since been making a career for himself as a musician.
He has collaborated with a whole spectrum of artist, from obscure troubadours in the countryside to stadium bands, covering all fields of music, both in Iceland and abroad.
Davíð has composed and arranged a great deal of music for Theater, Film,Art installations, performances and videos of all kinds.
His main goal in music is to never stop the childlike enthusiasm and constant creativity.
Released his first album Rask in 2002.
Davíð is currently composing and working on a series of records with solo piano music.