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February 24, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Terry Lee Nichols & Philip Spevak
- February 24, 2018
- 5:00 pm
- Books & Books in Coral Gables
- 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134
Join us for an afternoon of music, poetry and images as we immerse
ourselves in a soundscape and atmosphere of days long past.
Let Terry Lee Nichols and Rebekah Eden take you and your listeners on a sonic voyage as together you explore the assortment of peoples who, over the centuries, have come to reach the Americas and made it their home. From the evidence of Australian aborigines settling in Brazil to the opening of the West, these epic soundscapes, powerful and dramatic, will inspire, enthrall and captivate all who hear them. The liner notes include Philip Spevak’s poetry, especially commissioned to be a part of the album making it a musical and literary treasure to be explored again and again.
featuring the poetry of
celebrating the release of
We Have Only Come to Dream
Saturday, February 24, 5pm
We have only come to dream is a sonic rendering of human migration to the Americas. The time span covered is from approximately 50,000 years ago through the late 19th century. My hope is to challenge todays political discourse from exclusionary nationalism and xenophobia with a musical narrative that illustrates the diversity of the numerous ethnic groups that came to inhabit the Americas. In short, living in a country with a combative leader who continually demonstrates historical illiteracy requires us to step up our game by understanding and celebrating our diversity.
TERRY LEE NICHOLS
Early reviews lavish praise on We Have Only Come To Dream
“We have only come to dream. . .” a collaboration between Terry Lee Nichols and Rebekah Eden, is ultra-rich, deep, wide, vast, and an utterly gorgeous album through and through. It is easily imagined as an epic film score. The arrangements, including the vocal arrangements by Eden, are spectacular. Her ethereal and shimmering soprano vocals are interwoven into many of the songs, giving them a magical, other-worldly feel… Even if you didn’t know or care about what “We only came to dream. . .” is about in terms of its deeply thematic premises, if you enjoy cinematic music, this one is at the very top of its game. Here we are nudged on every level to remember who we are and to care about it. Memorable, impressive, and highly recommended.
We Have Only Come To Dream is a stunnig release from Terry Lee Nichols and Rebekah Eden. The collaboration is literally a match made in heaven. Once you hear this recording you will think you just arrived at the pearly gates. The premise of the album is not about the heavens above but how we have come to treasure on the land below… If there is one album to make sure you get this year it is We Have Only Come To Dream. Anyone that enjoys instrumental music that immerses you in a soundscape and the atmospheres of days long past, this is the recording to listen to! 5/5 Stars
Keith “MuzikMan” Hannaleck