A l' Infini - as heard at Olympus Fashion Week on Project Runway, will be available on www.CDBaby.com in a few days. Please be patient as the demand is great! We will be offering a compilation CD that will include several different versions of A l'infini and other selections from Lisa's upcoming album ARCANA. Please visit our website www.LisaReaganMusic.com for updates and news.
For singer/ songwriter and veteran performer Lisa Reagan, a lifelong love of musical expression was born with her first piano lessons at the age of 4--and has evolved many times since.
And now, Reagan's new debut CD "Satori", signals yet another evolution.
"Satori"--the Zen Buddhist's way of describing "a sudden awakening and profound understanding''-- takes you on a journey into the artist's mind and heart.
With an angelic voice that combines the sensitivity of Loreena McKennit, and the sensual timelessness of Lisa Gerrard, Reagan weaves her poetic lyrics and mystical chants with driving rhythms and haunting melodies.
Her music is a portal to another world of limitless spirituality and artistic possibilities, spanning both culture and time.
For "Satori," moreover, Reagan's evolution was as much personal as musical.
"There comes a time in your life when circumstances lead your heart in one direction or another," she says.
"For me, it was the loss of several people I loved very much.
As I sought to understand their departure from this earth, I started contemplating this journey we call life.. being human." The devastating loss of her only sibling to breast cancer eventually led her, she says, to the "awakening" that "Satori" refers to.
Reagan wrote the songs--after "locking myself away" in a Boston apartment for two months--and recorded them in Nashville after a gratifyingly successful fundraising concert.
When asked what she hoped would come from "Satori" she said,"to simultaneously evoke the catharsis in music that comes from the heart, and honor my dream to create songs that will connect audiences with something higher."
Reagan, who is a gifted performer has had a career that has taken her from a starring role at the age of 16 in Oklahoma City's Lyric Theater to performances at the Kennedy Center, the White House, and countless concert halls around the U.S. and abroad.
Says Reagan, who has traveled much and performed in some 15 countries: "I wanted to share the realization that this experience on earth is just a short stopping off point before the real adventure begins."
Referring to the mystical mood and uplifting, spiritual atmosphere she likes to create at her live shows, she says, "You know, I think I'd love to do all my concerts in big Gothic churches."
And, whether or not any cavernous candle-lit stone churches turn up, she says, "I sincerely want people to leave the concert feeling they'd had an experience that was positive, even inspirational and insightful."