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“In Jami Sieber’s hands, the cello becomes a statement for longing and freedom, for unbridled expression, and a prayer to tenderness that encompasses every emotion.”
- Lloyd Barde, Music Editor – Common Ground Magazine
Internationally renowned composer and cellist Jami Sieber’s soundtrack for Queen of the Sun: What are the Bees Telling Us? buzzes with the life and mystery of a beehive.
Jami Sieber is an artist known for her ability to connect with nature. Previously, she collaborated with elephants to create the eclectic and absorbing music on her album Hidden Sky. In the Soundtrack for Queen of the Sun she turns to the beehive for inspiration. Taking cues not just from the gravity of the decline of bees, but also from the wonder evoked by the bees themselves, her music takes us on a journey deep inside the soul.
The Queen of the Sun Motion Picture Soundtrack is a compilation of compositions by Sieber in addition to some new collaborative creations of Sieber and Evan Schiller (producer/engineer/composer). Also featured are two pieces performed by the Portland, Oregon based folk-group Omiza River.
Electric cellist and vocalist Jami Sieber reaches inside the soul with compositions that are contemporary, timeless, lush, and powerfully evocative. Her style of performance has been recognized internationally. An innovative musician, Jami’s music moves beyond the surface, seeking and re-seeking her truth by creating musical bridges and connections, committed to doing what moves her and inspiring listeners with her honesty, musical prowess, and humanity. Her life-long commitment to the environment, social justice, and the healing arts is at the heart of her music, reflecting a deep dedication to the arts as a medium of exploration and awareness of the interconnectedness of all beings.
Investigate Jami’s recordings and you will be captured by her creativity and imagination as a writer, lyricist and instrumentalist. Each recording is a sonic journey exploring the breadth and magic of the acoustic and electric cellos, with compositions that will open the heart, defy the mind, and, at times, inspire body and spirit to dance. (1994). Victory Music says, “…these musical paintings hang, framed in her own passion and dreams. If you’ve ever taken a journey of the soul, be it to another place or your own backyard, this music will play back every scene.”
Evan Schiller is a Seattle-based recording engineer, producer, musician and soundtrack composer and is owner of ZuluSound studio.
Om is a river flowing through humanity. Omiza River flows through humanity. Omiza River’s music comes from a soulful, human perspective. It is folk and yogic and touches the core of a being. It leaves the listener a bit lighter and closer to the source. Inspired from nature and the beautiful people that surround us all, Omiza’s lyrics remind us that despite the negativity in the world, there are so many good things to be thankful for. ‘Tis a healing experience to sit and feel the Omiza River flow.