January 14, 2022 (Halifax) – Award-winning east coast pianist Jennifer King is pleased to release her album
O Mistress Moon: Canadian Edition.
This album is a curated and narrative collection of twelve Canadian piano solos about the moon, outer space, and the night which highlights both their folkloric name and Mi’kmaw names.
The full album release comes after a 10-month release campaign that partnered each track to the full moon of each month based on the composition’s name, intention, and its overall atmosphere.
O Mistress Moon: Canadian Edition features all Canadian and contemporary content. The music was chosen for its relationship to our environment, for the prosperity of Canadian works and composers in a manner that is accessible to all.
This collection of Canadian, lunar, and outer-space-inspired solo piano music is designed to elicit introspection. Calm yet wide in emotional scope, it aims to provoke thought and appeal to those looking for a musical meditative journey. My hope is that you, the listener, find solace and wonderment within this collection.” – Jennifer King
“In her Canadian Edition of the O Mistress Moon series (Leaf Music cat # LM245) Jennifer King has wondrously achieved her vision of creating an album “designed to elicit introspection.”Her collection of Canadian pieces inspired by the various full moons is brilliantly conceived and superbly executed. King weaves her spells with poetic expressiveness and a virtuoso technique that serves her every subtle, nuanced musical musing. This is a most impressive performance of a deeply moving scenario.” – David Jaeger
O Mistress Moon: Canadian Edition Available for streaming on all platforms: www.leaf-music.lnk.to/LM245
Energetic and insightful, Jennifer King is a versatile pianist who is equally at home as a soloist or collaborator on the concert stage. With a busy career spanning three decades, she has established herself as a sought-after performer and recording artist in the region.
She performs with many respected soloists and multidisciplinary artists throughout the Maritimes. Her artistic agility can find her accompanying at universities, touring as a soloist, or working on a multidisciplinary project with other artists. Jennifer has explored theatre-based works performing at PEI’s 2019 Fringe Festival in a co-written show about the suffragettes, The Bessie Carruthers Study Club, acting as British composer Ethel Smyth and was musical director/pianist for Light in the Forest, a multimedia mental health awareness theatre production produced by silk artist Holly Carr in 2019.
Her debut album was nominated for an ECMA and Music Nova Scotia 2019 award for Classical Recording of the Year and her EP Doolittle: Minute Etudes “Excerpts” (Live), released in August 2019, was nominated for Classical Composition of the Year for ECMA 2021. In October 2020, Jennifer released an independent album, Twilight Hour: Collected Stories for Piano, with an accompanying animated film created by filmmaker/animator/ singer Katrina Westin. The video project was funded by a Digital Originals grant from the Canada Council of the Arts and has been selected at Lift Off Film Festival (Berlin) 2021, the International Children’s Film Festival in Moscow and most recently Tour de Cine Niños (Mexico). The album was nominated for Classical Album of the Year with Music Nova Scotia 2021.
With a special interest in new music, Jennifer enjoys opportunities to perform Canadian premieres, but also loves exploring older hidden gems as both a solo and chamber musician,frequently showcasing these unique treasures for audiences.
O Mistress Moon: Canadian Edition
Release date: January 14, 2022