This music was created in an atmosphere of joy and worship, and influenced by prayers for beauty and peace. The Psalms have brought solace to many who seek answers, and here they are offered up in a musical setting, as they were originally meant to be experienced. The particular ones chosen came from intuitive yearnings, hidden connections and the beauty of nature wanting to be expressed in praise.
Yvonne Bruner, vocalist and lyricist, began her career with the avant garde band Big Hat. They toured the country playing festivals such as SXSW, CMJ, and Lollapalooza, and were known for having alternative instruments such as five string electric violin, trumpet and congas. Big Hat produced 5 full length CDs of original music. After Big Hat, Yvonne has continued to create music with such diverse bands as X-feline, a cello and bass driven band, to Memory Drawings, a UK band featuring hammered dulcimer, strings, bass and guitars.
Aaron Burnstein, guitarist and vocalist, is a classically trained guitar player, beginning his musical career playing rock and roll, blues, and jazz. Aaron has a background in teaching therapeutic guitar lessons and musical accompaniment for Synagogues. Currently, Aaron plays for Kabbalat Shabbat services at Oak Park Temple, and other spiritual services in the Chicagoland area.