Grammy nominee David Krakauer, just back from the Grammys, shares his experience in his blog.
“I’ve always taken great pride in being fiercely independent, so when I found out about my Grammy nomination I was pleasantly surprised and of course deeply honored. As a nominee I found myself in the company of some of the most incredibly gifted people making music on the planet and it certainly felt great to be recognized by such a venerable institution in this way. But more importantly, the CD that brought me the nomination in the Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance category, “Dreams and Prayers,” represents a long journey for me.”
David Krakauer was just nominated for a 2015 Juno Award for his album Akoka, which reframes Olivier Messaien’s Quartet for the End of Time, along with renowned cellist Matt Haimovitz. This nomination comes on the heels of a 2015 Grammy nomination for yet another album, Dreams & Prayers with the self conducted chamber orchestra A Far Cry, where David performed as the featured soloist on Osvaldo Golijov’s monumental masterpiece “The Dreams and Prayers of Isaac the Blind.”
David Krakauer has received a Grammy nomination for his album with conductor-less chamber orchestra A Far Cry entitled Dreams & Prayers. The album features the premiere orchestral recording of Osvaldo Golijov’s “The Dreams and Prayers of Isaac the Blind.” Congratulations David and AFC!
Bring in the New Year with Jai Uttal at his annual Winter Bhakti Kirtan Camp in Costa Rica. From Jai:
Hey dear friends,
We have just two spaces left for our Winter Bhakti Kirtan Camp at Blue Spirit in Nosara, Costa Rica from December 27th, 2014 to January 3rd, 2015. Our guides will be Nubia Teixeira, Vishvambhar Seth of the Mayapuris, and yours truly. Please join us for this blissful time out of time. For more information, please check my website: www.jaiuttal.com
Love and peace,