Rhonda Lorence | Movements in the Moment

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Movements in the Moment

by Rhonda Lorence

Emotionally charged and complex fusion of neo-classical soundscapes. Designed for the eclectic listener or modern dance troupe, these layered improvisations weave stories and inspire movement with the warm organic voice of the viola at their core.
Genre: New Age: Neo-Classical
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Changing Tides
4:16 $0.99
2. Wandering
4:32 $0.99
3. More than a Jig
3:57 $0.99
4. Shri
4:03 $0.99
5. Doria
2:49 $0.99
6. Seperate Ways
4:41 $0.99
7. Shift it
1:42 $0.99
8. The Last Letter
1:44 $0.99
9. Winter Moon - Remix
5:32 $0.99
10. Imprints - Remix
4:47 $0.99
11. Trail of Tears
4:43 $0.99
12. Lost in a Maze
3:51 $0.99
13. Journey of the Gypsies
5:01 $0.99
14. Time is Running Out
4:38 $0.99
15. Sacred Moment
7:56 $0.99
16. Embracing Heart
5:31 $0.99
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Album Notes
About the CD
Rhonda Lorence’s 2009 CD, “Movements in the Moment,” explores the viola’s wide range of nuance and texture through the composer’s passionate and intricately woven mosaic of soundscapes. The CD features Lorence’s improvisations from the warm organic voice of the viola intermingled with delicately crafted synthesized sounds. The haunting signature vocals of Angela Sterling Forest bring the allure of the beckoning feminine to several of the pieces. Lorence’s emotionally charged and soulfully inspired fusion of neoclassical tracks promises the listener a wondrous journey through her series of timeless movements in the moment.

About the Composer
Rhonda Lorence (born 1961 Miami, Fla.) composes with viola in the neoclassical / new-age genre. Her critically acclaimed CD “Winter Moon” (2005), and recently released “Movements in the Moment.” (2009), explore the viola’s wide range of nuance and texture through the intricately woven mosaic of soundscapes. She has recorded on Adventure Girls Studios and Marble Feather Music labels. Ms Lorence is also a Suzuki-certified violin and viola instructor.

Lorence graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in music performance from the University of South Florida and has more than 30 years of performance experience. She is also an accomplished sound engineer, and has produced original soundtracks for documentaries in addition to her own CDs.

Career highlights include serving as principle violist with esteemed orchestras across the United States, including the Minnesota Philharmonic, Tampa Bay Opera and Naples Symphony Orchestra; touring internationally with the Mantovanni Orchestra. She performed in orchestras accompanying legends such as Julie Andrews, Red Skelton, Liberace, Robert Goulet, and Frank Sinatra Jr.

As a composer, Lorence’s classical training, extensive performance career and passion for the viola combine to create a unique neoclassical sound. Critics have describe her style as the meeting of Richard Wagner, John Williams and Phillip Glass – “some of the best contemporary instrumental music” (New Age Reporter) and “so haunting… (it) goes straight to the soul” (WERU-FM, East Orland, Maine). “Winter Moon” was nominated in four categories for the New Age Reporter Lifestyle Awards in 2005.

Lorence currently composes and teaches violin and viola in the mountains of North Carolina, where she resides.



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Expressive Neo-Classical music featuring the Viola
“Movements in the Moment” is the latest release from the gifted viola player Rhonda Lorence. This album was recorded employing the use of numerous vocal and instrumentation combinations that definitely qualify the sound as "Neo-Classical." However, in this album Rhonda skillfully uses the viola as the central pivot point for beautiful musical storytelling and mental picture painting. On the song, “Trail of Tears” we hear the viola placed front and center as it gradually sings a sad song which your ears will follow as if it was a tuneful tale. Then on other tracks such as “Doria” the viola takes a background seat to fluttering and airy female vocals simply singing the name Doria. Another outstanding track, “Shift it” Rhonda gives us a weave of viola picking and vocals over a snazzy yet subtle drum line. “Movements in the Moment” is an eclectic mix of classical basics meshed with modern experimentalism, with a seemingly constant emphasis on expressing emotions and stories through the music. If you are a fan of expressive Neo-Classical music or simply the viola itself then “Movements in the Moment” should be on your list of music to hear.