Author Archives: Nic Paton

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Mana : Book of Sand

“Mana” is the collaboration between myself and Chris Tokalon. We released “North Africa – Arabic Inflections” with production library Mama Dance in December 2015. Since then we decided to create a complimentary project, using the […]

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“Valley of the Shadow: Rites of Loss”

“Valley of the Shadow: Rites of Loss” was released in February 2016. This eclectic, classical crossover suite for strings, voices and sound design explores the universal narratives of loss through moods like denial, bargaining and anger. […]

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Classic FM interview

Classic FM‘s Tamara LePine-Williams interviews Nic Paton about “Valley of the Shadow”, 15 Feb 2016.

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“Valley of the Shadow: Rites of Loss” is now available.

I’m very happy to announce the album that’s been a long time coming: “Valley of the Shadow: Rites of Loss”. This eclectic, classical crossover suite for strings, voices and sound design explores the universal narratives of loss […]

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Final preview: Adieu

“Valley of the Shadow: Rites of Loss” is to be launched tomorrow, Friday 12th Feb 2016. The final preview is track 8, “Adieu”. This moss-gatherer was first conceived in 2004, and is an undulating journey, […]

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Preview 3: Gone to Ground

Track 6, “Gone to Ground” is a space where time is suspended. Where you sink into silence, and return after all is said and done, to the root of your being. Listen for the unexpected […]

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Preview 2: Slow Dawn

Track 2, Slow Dawn, takes us to the beginning of the process: denial. It traces the awakening from the sleep of denial and dissociation, the uncomfortable process of waking up to reality, especially in as far […]

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Preview 1: While I Thought (Mentre Pensavo)

The finale (track 9), is a consolation, a final acceptance and integration of the journey from source to destination. The Italian is attributed to Leonardo Da Vinci. Soloists are Marco Titus (baritone) and Carmen Kinsey (soprano). Mentre pensavo che […]

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Valley of the Shadow: Rites of Loss

This coming week, audio previews of “Valley of the Shadow: Rites of Loss”, an eclectic, classical-crossover suite for strings, voices and sound design, will be available in anticipation of the album’s launch. “Valley of the Shadow” […]

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“North Africa – Arabic Inflections”

New media music for an inter-related world…

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