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Mark Abel

The Dream Gallery


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Mark Abel: The Dream Gallery (Seven California Portraits) - An Introduction
Mark Abel: The Dream Gallery - Helen (Los Angeles)
Mark Abel: The Dream Gallery - Luz (Soledad)
1 Helen (Los Angeles)  
2 Todd (Taft)  
3 Naomi (Berkeley)  
4 Carol (San Diego)  
5 Lonnie (Richmond)  
6 Luz (Soledad)  
7 Adam (Arcata)  
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American composer Mark Abel's song cycle, The Dream Gallery: Seven California Portraits, will be released by Delos Music digitally March 6 and on CD March 27, 2012. With The Dream Gallery, Abel has written both music and lyrics to a 70-minute work that explores a character-driven psychogeography of modern California, a state that he has been continually fascinated by and sometimes frustrated with over three decades of living there. A former rock musician-producer on the cutting-edge New York scene of the late '70s, Abel shifted careers to become a top journalist in San Francisco. He has devoted himself to composition in recent years, releasing two previous albums featuring a wide array of his "postmodern art songs." For The Dream Gallery, the composer sought out some of California's most talented, sympathetic singers and players to bring his latest creation to vibrant life.

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