Stephanie Bennett | Imaginocean

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by Stephanie Bennett

Solo harp improvisations on concert grand pedal harp. Fresh and original, yet timeless as the sea. Dreamy, inspiring, relaxing, yet ever surprising. Imaginative, evocative, free-flowing music born from nature's beauty, from a harp virtuoso.
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1. The Water Planet
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2. If Cats Could Dance
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3. Troubadour-Mermaid
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4. Sacred Ceremony
5:28 $0.99
5. Yes, They Smiled; Yes
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6. Imaginocean
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7. Goodbye Too Soon
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8. To The Alps
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9. Orphan, You're Home Now
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Album Notes
"Stephanie Bennett is a sensitive, imaginative musician. Her new release Imaginocean fully displays these qualities. A very beautiful, peaceful recording." - Paul Horn (award-winning flutist/ composer/ recording artist)
"A refreshingly different, joyful album of nature-inspired solo harp improvisations that are free-flowing delights... I welcome the free, exploring and expressive mood...Music from a watery heaven." THREE STARS (higest rating) - Heartsong Review
"Like Debussy's La Mer, 'Imaginocean' paints images of water and sea...Original songs that reflect Bennett's classical training, as well as her New Age musical style."-the Harp Column Magazine
"One of our country's top harpists" -The Hollywood Reporter
Stephanie Bennett has performed in the United States, Japan, Australia, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Ecuador, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Uruguay, Panama, France and Switzerland, including solo harp performances of her own compositions at the Montreux Jazz Festival (Switzerland), as a guest artist at the International Music Seminars in Montpelier, France, and at the International Conference on Women in Music. She has performed for the Mayor of Los Angeles, the Governor of California, the Prime Minister of Israel, the President of Israel, and the President of Ireland.
Stephanie lives in the Los Angeles area, where she composes, records and produces her own CDs, composes music which has been heard on television shows such as MURPHY BROWN, PARTY OF FIVE and THE SINGLE GUY, and on the feature film A TIME FOR DANCING; writes musical arrangements for other artists (including arrangements for Celtic harpist Julie Mondin, rocker Ozzie Osbourne, Native American flute player Golana, Celtic fiddler Mary Barton, New Age ensemble Midnight Skye, and alternative songstress Chloé), plays harp on soundtracks for movies and television, and plays harp on recordings by many other artists (including Lee Ann Rimes, Linda Ronstadt, Everlast, and Ray Conniff),teaches harp students, writes lyrics which have been recorded by other vocalists, and composes chamber music which has been performed by ensembles such as "Entr'amis" (classical harp, flute and viola trio), and "Campanile", (renowned contemporary handbell ensemble).
She has also appeared onscreen in television, movies and music videos, including Celine Dion's 1998 Christmas special, 1999 hit movie THE OTHER SISTER (with Diane Keaton, Juliette Lewis and Giovanni Ribisi); LOVE AFFAIR with Warren Beatty, GYPSY with Bette Midler, COBB with Tommy Lee Jones, the FRANK SINATRA mini-series, A ROMANTIC CHRISTMAS by John Tesh, music videos including Trisha Yearwood and HOLE IN MY SOUL by Aerosmith, and television shows including MURPHY BROWN, FALCON CREST, SISTERS, and PICKET FENCES.
Stephanie Bennett's recordings are heard on many American radio shows including the syndicated shows ECHOES and MUSICAL STARSTREAMS, as well as on many overseas radio stations.
Stephanie Bennett began studying the harp as a junior high school student in Ann Arbor, Michigan, after having studied some guitar and piano as a child. She continued her studies of classical harp performance with Ruth Dean Clark at the University of Michigan, where she also studied composition with Pulitzer Prize winning composers Leslie Bassett and Ross Lee Finney. She continued her music studies at the Dick Grove School of Music and at UCLA Extension, with courses in Advanced Modern Harmony, Arranging, 20th Century Harmony, Film Scoring, etc.
Keywords: fantasy, impressionistic, dreamy, filk



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Kim Loftis:

Delightful Harp Improvs; Absolutely Enchanting!
I *can't* believe that noone's written a review on CDBaby for this fabulous album!!! Oh well, let's remedy that, shall we? Imaginocean is a delightful album filled with inspired playing, infectious pieces and themes of nature at her finest. At nearly an hour in length, it really showcases Stephanie's immense talent, as her harp dances joyously through one enchanting piece after another. The music sparkles, never failing to make me smile!!! A journey unto itself, this is harp improv artistry at it's greatest. If you enjoy beautiful and delightful music on any instrument, and especially on harp, this is an absolute must-own!!! Marvelous work, Stephanie!!! Extremely highly recommended!!!