“The Color of Light is 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 much more remarkable.” – Will Ackerman, founder of Windham Hill Records
Featuring an array of stellar musicians, including cellist Eugene Friesen, and percussionist Glen Valez, The Color of Light has been embraced by critics, acclaimed producers of music and film, visual artists, musicians, and contemplative listeners across the country and beyond. It is produced by Will Ackerman of Windham Hill Records.
“By any measure, The Color of Light is stunning. Visually, audibly, lyrically, and emotionally, it is drop dead gorgeous. The pieces have a beautifully eclectic sensibility that draw the listener in and hold them until the last notes fade away.” – Janet Hansen, Con Brio
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"Pianist Dana Cunningham has created an intriguing, fresh, and meditative voyage on The Color of Light. There is always something new to explore on this disc, from the beautiful opening anticipation of "Leap of Faith" to the gorgeous colors and free flowing motion of "Flying Over Water." Nelson Brill, Stereo Times
Dana Cunningham Piano, Vocal Colors
Will Ackerman Guitar
Eugene Friesen Cello
Jill Haley English Horn
Derrik Jordon Percussion
Samite Mulondo Vocal Colors
Steve Schuch Violin
Glen Velez Percussion
Produced by Will Ackerman
All pieces composed by Dana Cunningham
Co-produced by Corin Nelsen
Recorded, mixed, and mastered by Corin Nelsen at Imaginary Road Studios, Windham County, Vermont
Piano Technicians: William Ballard, Lee Morton
Album design by Bruce Kennett
Album artwork: SCAVI CLXXXIV, fresco on linen copyright 2000 Marcia Myers
Photograph of Dana: copyright 2006 Bernard C. Meyers
All rights reserved. Made in USA
C & P 2007 Dana Cunningham
1. Leap of Faith 6:23
2. Away 3:57
with Jill Haley, English Horn and Eugene Friesen, Cello
3. Amazing Grace 3:39
4. The Color of Light 8:28
with Eugene Friesen, Cello
5. House in Freedom 3:18
6. River of Grace 4:24
with Will Ackerman, Guitar and Derrik Jordon, Percussion
7. Improv I (Walking with Dad) 1:49
8. Flowers in the Dark 5:19
with Eugene Friesen, Cello and Samite, Voice
9. Flying Over Water 3:48
with Steve Schuch, Violin Glen Velez, Percussion, Eugene Friesen, Cello and Dana Cunningham, Voice
10. Improv II (First Light) 1:21
11. Swimming With Stones 5:58
with Jill Haley, English Horn
12. Angels at Shady Grove 3:13
13. Stephen's Song 3:45
14. Prayer for Peace 4:46
15. Reprise 8:09
Listen Liner Notes "I listened to Dana’s Hymns project from beginning to end by candlelight on a rare quiet evening alone at home. Through the course of the album...
Album Listen Liner Notes "Silent Night is almost an impossibility. That Dana could find new life in this repertoire and even manages to make us feel we’re hearing these...
Album Listen Liner Notes "The musicianship is very high, and the music is fantastic. The talent it requires to pull this off for a whole album is nothing short...
Album Listen Liner Notes “One of the finest debut albums of this or any year” – Steve Riles, Music Critic, Fresh Tracks Like light reflected on a wall, this...