Ceremony of Innocence
With a keen interest in harmony and strong melodies that take you places, William Foley's compositions defy easy classification. Evocative and soul-stirring, with jazz and classical influences, each piece leads listeners on a journey deep within. The melodies invite resonance along the full spectrum of feeling, from quiet melancholy to expansive joy, grief and sorrow to serene awareness. Like life itself, the music is filled with twists and turns, modulations and unexpected directions. Above all, it fosters greater exploration of the human experience by conveying listeners to sacred places forgotten or never before encountered. "I was driving my wife to the airport this morning and while on the way, she got tired of the music on XM satellite radio of about 10,000 stations. She was bouncing through all the music stations when suddenly I heard the most wonderful piano. I said, 'stop - who is that - that's fantastic'. She had advanced to the CD player & I was listening to your music. She said, 'whenever I'm frazzled I always put this on to get centered once again.' She listens to you all the time."