York Spirit honors the importance of sound
and music in connecting to the divine. Sound creates portals
into exalted states of consciousness.
The soundtrack of the film includes music and sounds inspired
from the wide variety of traditions represented in the film
as well as atmospheric and ambient pieces distinct to New
York City. The sacred music included is recommended by the
participants in the film and performed by artists local
to New York. A cohesive musical score will be forged from
the rich contributions of New York’s spiritual communities
by a superb composer and a technically advanced sound engineering
team. This soundtrack represents New York’s vibrant
Sound Energy, it is an offering to uplift the spirits of
all those who see the film or hear the soundtrack.
New York Spirit sounds may come
from previously released artists or from original artists’
performances. Due to the mosaic nature of the film, short
cuts of music and sounds will provide a taste of the artists
work on the soundtrack. It is our intention to provide a
supplementary CD set including unedited chants, prayers,
hymns, chorals, instrumentals, or songs inspired by the
film New York Spirit. Through
the web site we will collect ideas and compositions for
the film. This material becomes the inspired living document
of New York sound.
All sounds for the soundtrack and the suplimental CD will
be recorded or converted to 5.1 digital surround sound,
giving the listener the most awesome sound experience available
today. The listener will be immersed into the sounds of
the city, the chants, prayers and hymns, as if they were
truly experiencing the moment recorded.