My vision was to record a long uninterrupted passage of music that would inspire peace and which could be ideal for relaxation, meditation, prayer and contemplation or study. I am really happy to announce that I have just released the finished work.
The project is called TRANQUILITY (peaceful instrumental soundscapes) It features the classical nylon strung guitar played over beautiful warm pad sounds and a bed of ambient world percussion.
I was inspired to create the music after sensing the level of uncertainty and fear in the news concerning our world. I wanted to make some music that inspired peace and also hope.
The artwork was photographed by my 13 year old son Elias who loves photography. It was taken at the memorial garden planted in the honour of my dear friend Ingrid. It was the first time the tulips had popped up to greet the sun. A fitting image for the project.
The recording is available as a download by following the link below.
Had a blast the other night at the amazing MotoVida classic motor cycle “emporium” in Kelowna BC. My good mate Jimmy Balfour hosted a party night where he invited some musicians and painters to the funky work-space and we had a blast jamming, painting and socializing with some great friends and family. It reminded me of how important parties are for community.
This beautiful photo was taken the day after at motovida. It depicts a couple of art pieces painted during the party. One is by Carrie Mitchell from the HeArt School and the other by Nikki Balfour who also took the photo. I also love that she included the Vox AC15 amplifier which sounded beautiful. Gotta love summers in Kelowna.
Great news! After quite a while of not living in the beautiful City of Vancouver I am getting to go back to do a few gigs there again. The main ticketed event I will play will be on Saturday 2nd May 7.30pm at the Eastside Vineyard and there will also be some other dates which I have listed under the calendar tab of this site. If you are a guitar player you wont want to miss the VOX Amplifier demo I will do at Prestige Guitars in North Vancouver. I am so pumped for that too! I would love to see you there if you are in the area.
It’s been a little while since I played some solo shows due to my work with either the Blues Revue or The Trips but I have decided to get back on the horse and play more solo shows performing some of the new material I have written over the past few years and sharing some of the stories from the journey.
So if you are in Kelowna BC area please come on down to the vibey HeArt School Kelowna on Saturday March 14th at 7.30pm to ‘catch some rays’.
Graham Ord concert “Music and Musings”
Saturday 14th March 7.30pm
The HeArt School, 1546 Pandosy street. Kelowna . BC V1Y 1P4