Jeri Hilderley | 12 Meditations On Love

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12 Meditations On Love

by Jeri Hilderley

Infused with personal insights, nature’s gifts and gay sensibility, these colorful and soulful songs celebrate the mysterious, luscious and rejuvenating aspects of love; not your traditional meditations.
Genre: Folk: Progressive Folk
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1. Breathing (feat. Susan Ahlborn)
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2. When We Dance
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3. I'm Back in Town
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4. Engaged
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5. Gay Beach in P-town
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6. Your Face Is Beautiful
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7. I'm No Fool
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8. Rocking
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9. Company of Two
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10. Dream Lover
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11. Blue Hydrangea
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12. Clear Rain
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Jeri’s music has roots in many art forms. Though she studied piano, marimba and voice from a young age through college, her song writing and singing career only took off after a first career as sculptor and a second with her 60s involvement in anti-war, collective theater groups. She then became active in the Women’s Music Network of the 70s performing extensively and recording (A Few Loving Women and Jeritree’s House of Many Colors) on her own Seawave Recordings label, enjoying world-wide exposure.

After teaching music and writing in New York City public schools and colleges for 20 years, she continues to compose and sing solo as well as with small ensembles that work out of her Manhattan recording studio. Her colorful and textural compositions and mixes, showing that early sculptor’s hand, also have a dramatic drive; a novel, poetry, plays and analytical writings have been published by Chicago Review, Peoples’ Theater in America and New Victoria.

“…When you enter it is clear there is someone come, no longer a woman, not wiry warm quick flesh but a makeshift holy artifact moving on the blank face of the dark as on a river…” - Marge Piercy, poet “Jeriann’s Hands,” Hard Loving, Wesleyan University Press, l969

“To hear Jeri sing is like being re-born in music. She reminds us of things forgotten, and things still to yield shape … a true and living artist, soaring and disciplined, angry and healing, new and age-old. To label what she does is to confine it.” - Padma Hejmadi, author


“The music is avant-garde, improvisational as well as compositional…One might call it “classical,” another “jazz.” It could be either or both, but I think it defies classification…” - Kay Gardner, composer, Paid My Dues

“To hear the songs of Jeri is to be carried out of oneself into some wholly new and remarkable time and place. There is no one like her, and no one now writing songs whose work stays with me the way hers does.” - Nancy Willard, author

“Her songs are playful yet fierce and unflinching, dark yet idealistic…”
- Jerome Badanes, author

“The 12 Meditations are beautiful! We loved the songs and instrumentation and fell under their spell.”
- E. and N. Lindbloom, writer and photographer

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Maya Fox

12 Meditations on Love
The music and words are poetic and soulful. Be prepared to have your heart opened by these astonishingly haunting compositions. As an older woman I was deeply moved by this artist's love songs in particular, relating to the strength, the heartache of love fulfilled and love lost.
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Sean B. and the RadioIndy.com Reviewer Team

Love inspired music with Operatic style
Jeri Hilderley's newest release is "12 Meditations On Love." This album is a collection of avant-garde songs that revolve around Jeri's almost operatic voice; which are meant as a celebration of nature's gifts, love, and the positive sides of life in general. "Blue Hydrangea" is a song in which Jeri sings energetically over mellow guitar picking, in a song inspired by the beauty of a flower. "Gay Beach in P-Town" is more of a playful song, in which a duet of voices sings carefully over xylophone playing in remembrance of good times at a gay beach. "Company of Two" is a song in which Jeri sings over a guitar and occasional cello in a song inspired by the possibilities of love between two people. This album is one that is made in dedication of the wonderful and mysterious quagmire that is love. If you enjoy calm, operatic singing, and love-inspired music then "12 Meditations On Love" is an album you would enjoy hearing.
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Cris and Beth Bengis

One of a kind!
Perhaps the most original and unique instrumental and vocal sounds you will ever hear. The songs are captivating and so creative. We highly recommend this CD and guarantee that you don't have anything else like it in your CD collection.
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