The Color of Light blends 15 tracks of idyllic artistry featuring piano soloist, Dana Cunningham's original compositions and improvisations. Among her distinctively lyrical solo works are a number of pieces enhanced with instrumental textures and contemporary structures. Featured Grammy Award-winning artists include cellist, Eugene Friesen, percussionist, Glen Velez, and Will Ackerman, on guitar. Within the contemplative nature of Dana's previous works, the result is a surprisingly powerful and evocative album radiating with liberating colors, textures, line, and space as remarkable as any natural vista or visual work of art. The Color of Light is required listening for peacekeepers, contemplative listeners, as well as classical, and jazz aficionados.
"A rare recent work that not only sounds beautiful, but also evokes emotional journeys. As a film producer, I know how hard it is to inspire emotion in an audience." --Clark Peterson, Producer of Academy Award-winning film, Monster
"Simply the most impressive work of composition and performance I have heard from a pianist in twenty years. That the music connects on such a deep emotional level and is so accessible only makes it more remarkable." --Will Ackerman, Founder of Windham Hill
Deeply emotional and full of grace, Cunningham's music exudes warmth and calm. A gorgeous collection of original pieces and improvisations that create a setting for contemplation and presence....excellent from start to finish. It is sure to be one of my favorite CDs for 2007! --Solo Piano Publications