Billie & Mingus in the Studio
It’s been a while since we’ve been in touch; thanks for your patience, and thanks to all of you who emailed to see what we’re up to.
We’ve been cloistered in the studio for this first quarter, working with wonderful clients and new projects, and it’s been a thrilling and creative time. In the works are a followup album to Joël’s Mandala Meditation Series: Lullaby of the Flatlands (which we’ve just learned is a nominee in the New Age category in this year’s Independent Music Awards! Read more here); another collection of modern interpretations of the Great American Songbook, to follow up the award-winning American Sampler; and new explorations in original songwriting, composition, and sound design. Joël continues to produce music licensed widely for film, television, web, and ambient settings. (If you need music for a website, a fine arts production, or commercial purposes, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us; you may be surprised at how affordable it can be.)
We recently finished collaborating once again with filmmaker Guillermina Zabala. Read about it here.
We’re back performing again, starting this weekend with a showcase at South by Southwest. See details here.
We’ve also welcomed two new additions to the Mandala Music Production family: puppies! Sibling boxers Billie (as in Holiday) and Mingus (as in Charles) arrived all the way from Wisconsin in January and have brought great joy and laughter to home and studio. They’re in training now, and the process of shaping their behavior (and ours) in positive ways is keeping us on our toes. They’re enjoying meeting many of our studio clients and are doing well in puppy class.
As always, thank you for keeping in touch with us and for supporting our work and music. We wish you love, joy, health, happiness, and beautiful music!
Peace & best wishes,
Bett & Joël