It is my wish, in creating this music, to help you feel more peaceful and relaxed so that you may connect with that gentle, harmonious part which is in all of us, but is sometimes clouded over in moments of worry and stress or illness. Annie Locke _________________________ About this album Portraits is a delightfully relaxing experience, based as it is on gentle sounds including electric piano, violin and flute chosen especially for their restful and peaceful quality. It is the perfect music for any stressful situation or whilst putting your feet up. It has also been widely used for medical applications and over 5000 babies have supposedly been born to it's dulcet tones. Like her first album, The Living Earth, this has also been highly regarded by people in the medical profession and elsewhere for it's relaxation and sheer enjoyment value. I have just bought your album, Portraits, and I haven't stopped playing it - oh, it's like heaven right on my doorstep. RE, Bournemouth, UK I have listened to Portraits countless times, and it's a refreshing experience each time. It is especially beautiful listening to it while driving to work early in the morning...Thank you! I feel very fortunate that...your music has come into my life. PS, California, USA About Annie Locke Annie Locke has become quietly known and respected in many parts of the world for her special contribution to relaxation music. Her works are distinctive, yet easily accessible and immediately appealing. Classical training & television Annie studied classical music at the Royal Academy of Music, London, England, and graduated from there with a degree in piano and oboe. When she left college, music took second place to a career at BBC Television in London where she worked in the Drama Department. She was Production Manager on mainly classic plays as well as Mike Leigh's 'Abigail's Party'. She also directed some classical music programmes while there. Solo concerts and talks Annie sometimes gives solo concerts - and is working on an album using some of her many solo piano pieces. Sometimes she combines concerts with a talk on how music and sound affect our health, a subject in which she is deeply interested... Final comment... Annie Locke's music has become popular with people of all ages and from all walks of life. The reasons for this are simple enough: her music touches the hearts of folk because she plays from the heart and wishes to help bring some sunshine and quiet into all our lives.