STRING THEORY is the striking debut album from Danielle Lennon, a multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and composer based in Kingston, Ontario. This forthcoming collection of eight songs delivers unforgettable, blockbuster-worthy musical soundscapes and will be released early this fall, 2014. Although classically-inspired, the LP is produced by Matt Rogalsky, a renowned electro-acoustic composer, musicologist and producer for P.S. I Love You, among others. Rogalsky’s diverse background and expert ear enhance this unorthodox yet accessible interpretation of contemporary classical music.
This collection of compositions represents the diverse musical styles and experiences that have influenced my artistic trajectory. Each of the pieces has a special meaning to me, as they were crafted during unique times and distinct circumstances. “Calm Before The Storm”, for instance, was inspired by a beautiful summer day that turned dark and eerie before my eyes. I sat outside and watched as a storm made its way over the Grand River. I’m always influenced by the sounds around me, and the opening of this piece was borrowed from the pitches sung by the birds and insects who were reacting to the changing environment. “
Initial reception to STRING THEORY has been resoundingly positive, with the dramatic ballad, “Full Rotation”, selected for inclusion in Til The Cows Come Home, a critically-acclaimed documentary that reveals the democratic casualties associated with the dismantling of the prison farm program in Kingston, ON. Lennon’s debut has also garnered attention from numerous other area filmmakers, including Brent Nurse (21 Brothers, Out For A Rip), Cameron Tomsett (An Undertaking) and Irina Skvortsova (Dust and Sky). Lennon has partnered with eight film makers in total, each of whom will produce complimentary shorts to accompany her compositions from STRING THEORY.
A confident affirmation of her musical dexterity, STRING THEORY introduces Lennon’s orchestral arrangements to listeners without a hint of pretentiousness.