Migration of the Soul
With the release of her latest CD, Migration of the Soul, A Meditative Journey, Gera takes the listener, whether meditating or not, on a trip from the deep blue oceans of earth to the far reaches of outer space and back! As with her last CD, Montana Crossings (with Nightdancers), Gera is playing her ever-haunting yet soothing and healing Native American flutes. This new CD features not only flutes, but also percussion, synthesizer, and various live-sound recordings. These sound recordings of oceans, brooks, wind storms, and wildlife add a very real and personal touch to the CD as they were recorded by Gera first hand. In her own words, here is a guide to the journey: "When I was first asked to do a meditation CD, I knew I wanted to try something a little bit different. So come on a Migration of the Soul with me. This journey has been created so that you can take a trip as short as three minutes or as long as an hour...and many places in between. You can choose the order of your journey, your method of travel, and your time of arrival." What people are saying about Gera's new CD, Migration of the Soul, A Meditative Journey Michael Diamond writes in Awareness Magazine, Sept/Oct 2011 issue: Gera Migration Of The Soul www.migrationofthesoul.com "The album's subtitle, "A Meditative Journey," illuminates the purpose Gera had in mind when she created her new CD,"Migration Of The Soul." Her primary "voice" is the Native American flute, which blends with percussion and synthesizers by T.M Dubas, and with nature sounds - recorded by Gera herself on her extensive world travels. She has studied the instrument for seven years with some of it's preeminent masters, including R. Carlos Nakai. Another famous name associated with this production is multi-Grammy Award winning producer/ engineer, Elliot Scheiner, who has worked with some of the biggest names in music, including Sting, Eric Clapton, Steely Dan, The Eagles, and many others. Elliot lent his expertise in the producing, recording, and mixing of the album in NYC - however, the music evokes the painted canyons of the Southwest more than the concrete canyons of Manhattan. Each composition is created as an inner journey and the liner notes provide context and description of the song's inspiration. Reading the notes first helps set the scene for the listener's sound voyage. The release of this CD is perfectly timed to coincide with the September 2011 World Flutes Festival in Argentina where Gera has been chosen to represent the United States as a performer and lecturer at this auspicious event. In addition to being a musician and registered nurse, Gera is a true renaissance woman with experience as a yoga enthusiast, energy worker, and professional masseuse. So, of course, it is not surprising that this music makes a nice background for these activities." New Mexico artist Veronica Piastuch writes . 'I LOVE YOUR NEW CD, MIGRATION OF THE SOUL!!!!!!!!!!!! AWESOME. GREAT PAINTING MUSIC IN ADDITION TO MEDITATION. CarolMarie Fiorito, Founder of the St Georges Healing Arts Center in Staten Island NY CarolMarie wrote of Migration of the Soul: 'Gera I listen to your CD every time I'm in the car- whether it's a long journey or going down the block. I'm just in love with it : )' Thank you for making my car rides so peaceful xox' Paola Suarez writes: This is my dear Yoga buddy Gera's beautiful meditation CD, Migration of the Soul. Definitely check it out! I went to her opening CD party at Everything Goes Book Cafe & Neighborhood Stage and it was amazing. She's truly blessed and connected to Spirit! :) Joe Magdalena, pianist, singer, and arranger writes: "She does play beautifully!!! Hope this goes somewhere----Just lovely! All songs on Migration of the Soul were written by Gera. The new album was produced by Gera and multi-Grammy award winning engineer/producer Elliot Scheiner. The all-important flutes in Migration of the Soul were recorded by Elliot Scheiner at Manhattan Center Studios. The entire project was masterfully mixed by Scheiner at The Eyeball. All backing tracks were recorded at The Studio at Silver Lake. Engineering credits to John Bertsche for making the backing tracks sound as good as they do. The CD was mastered by Mathew Scheiner, also at The Eyeball. All flutes and percussion were played by Gera. All synthesizers and percussion were played by T.M Dubas.