|1. The Garden 8:24
|2. Snow 8:32
|3. Lotus 6:29
|4. Snow Queen 5:38
|5. Frangipani 10:17
|6. Bubble Moon 6:32
|7. In The Midst 6:08
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More info and Reviews
Refreshing and lyrical, Gardens In The Snow is an elegant fusion of classical, jazz and ambient styles, perfect for quiet times, massage and healing, spa, pilates, dinner music, home and office ambience, lazy afternoons.
In contrast to her other albums, (Lumia and Levitate), this acoustic recording showcases Vicki's versatility with the clarity of a single grand piano, inspired by the bright colours and freshness of a garden after a light snow fall.
Vicki Larnach is an Australian composer, music producer and teacher working mostly as a solo artist, composing, recording and producing her own works using piano and keyboards. Vicki's music was recently featured in Family Circle Magazine, as a cover mount CD, with over 50,000 copies circulated in Australia and New Zealand. Natural therapists, fitness instructors, families and schools praise her music for its immediate positive effects.
Her music is used as backing tracks in guided meditations, in short films, websites, corporate DVDs and as orchestration in a spoken book, which Vicki also narrated, entitled 'Why Women Weep" by Marie Gai Oberlander. She studied classical piano with Edith Woods, and jazz with Roger Frampton, Julie Spithill and Mike Bukovsky at the NSW Conservatorium of Music, Sydney, Australia. She has performed and recorded music from rock to salsa, jazz to ambient, pantomime to country, classical and children's music in both Australia and overseas.
In Venezuela, she played keyboards for actress/singer Maria Conchita Alonso, in concerts, tours and TV appearances.. She recorded piano and keyboards on Giordano Di Marzo"s "Negocios" album, and toured with bands Tinajas and Celestial. Vicki was musical director of a production of "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" in Caracas and taught music in schools and at the Conservatorium of Music for the Philharmonic Orchestra, Caracas. Primary school, piano and early childhood music teacher, Vicki was on the advisory panel for the Australian ABC's SING '93 and her children's songs "Wear A Hat", "Solar" and "Little String Bag" appear in several of the ABC's SING Productions.
" The pure and unadulterated tones of the piano are therapy to the ears and the soul. It’s the CD I reach for when I’m feeling the need to just be still and reflective. It seems to complement whatever I’m doing, from housework to having a quiet, cosy meal with friends.'
Susan Ward Massage Therapist
"This music is alive and rhythmic, pensive and flowing, with poignant melodies and evocative moods. It is more real and emotional than the usual floaty synthetic ambience we hear so much of. "
Anthony Dimmitt Nature & Health Magazine
You can visit Vicki's website at www.vicki.com.au or e-mail her at email@example.com