Timbre for the Soul
Did you know that listening to music can enhance your mood? Scientific studies have shown that music has the ability to make people feel more positive about their lives.*
While many kinds of music have this effect, neoclassical composer Tim Thompson believes that the most comforting music is that which is inspired by Nature. His new album, Forestdale, is a tribute to Nature as a healing force in our lives.
Tim says: "I live near a beautiful woodland area called Forestdale. It is filled with trees and meadows and ivy covered stone walls. I go there when I seek comfort and solace because the sound of the pines shimmering in the wind is calming to me. I rekindle my connection to the Universe in the woods of Forestdale. One of my purposes in creating this album is to give the listener that same sense of calm and centering of spirit through my music.
The music of Forestdale is fashioned after the Romantic style of 19th Century Symphonic Poem, championed by composer, Franz Liszt. The style was later expanded to the Tone Poem which moves from being solely symphonic to include keyboard and solo-tutti arrangements. Tims own contribution to this long-standing tradition is to add an electronic flair, thanks to his XV Orchestra.
Since the beginning of time, music has been used to create ambience. The right kind of music can add sophistication and enrichment to your environment. Forestdales lyrical, gentle and sometimes lighthearted quality makes it excellent as background music for a party or social event, or for an intimate dinner for two.
The music is performed by the virtual XV Orchestra in the full range digital CD stereo "Wide Pan" sound. You will sit in the heart of this virtual orchestra, as Tims rich polyphonic textures stir your imagination-- evoking many moods and emotions with its expressive musical imagery. The album has been produced at 44khz, 16-bit sampling rate (no compression) on 12 CD tracks.
Try it for yourself. Visit the Samples page to see a complete listing of the album's contents and hear short audio samples.