Valence Records Artist ,Emily Palen, Celebrates Solo Violin Release at Project One Gallery

On March 30, 2012, Valence Records hosts a CD Release Party featuring YouTube sensation, Emily Palen, in an evening of solo violin and multigenre performances. Be prepared to experience the violin like never before.
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March 16, 2012 - PRLog -- On March 30, 2012 Valence Records hosts a CD release party for the debut album of Emily Palen, solo violinist extraordinaire and YouTube sensation.  From 9pm to 2am at Project One Gallery, San Francisco California, Emily will be leading 3 sets of music that will lead off with Emily performing solo violin improvisations followed by a second set of music with her band, Knightress M1.  

The rest of the evening will be filled with DJ Quest,  burlesque performances by Sheba, Francine Dead and Patricia Misery of Seduction Feroce and other surprise guests.  The show is No Cover and for guests 21 and over.  The new CD called “Glass” can be purchased at the show where she will be autographing copies.  

This incredible recording is already achieving critical acclaims in many music circles for its outstanding performance and sound.  The uniqueness of the songs are highlighted by the recording at Grace Cathedral.  You can preview the music here.  

Project One Gallery is located at 251 Rhode Island, San Francsico.   RSVP is requested at Eventbrite where you can also find directions to the venue.

What might seem like a strange combination of music genres is what makes Palen's music special.  Her classical training combined with her love of heavy rock creates a uniquely personal sound for the young violinist.  Label founder, Gregory James, a well known guitarist in his own right, first noticed Palen playing her soaring violin melodies on San Francisco streets. Intrigued by this confluence of sound, James asked her to perform in his own band and eventually signed her to Valence Records.

Brought in to record this project was Grammy Award nominated engineer/producer Cookie Marenco.  The music was recorded using the proprietary technique called Extended Sound Environment (E.S.E.).  A collection of the finest microphones in the world were used to capture the natural depth, texture, and warmth of the performances and the sonics of the church.  Behind the scenes was an experienced crew from Blue Coast Records and Super Audio Center who put together an audiophile remote recording studio that made use of the latest and most advanced digital recording technology called DSD (Direct Stream Digital).

James, reflects:   “Walking from my home on Russian Hill up to Grace Cathedral on Nob Hill each night for the recordings was a meditative experience.  Dinner with Emily and the crew was like a movie set, or a mountain climb.  This project was one of the coolest things I’ve done in life”.

Palen began her musical career at the age of 4 under the guidance of her mother, a cellist and violin teacher.  At 19, Palen was drawn to the ocean and moved to San Francisco after studying classical violin at the University of Michigan.  In San Francisco she sought to play music closer to the heavy rock she listened to like Led Zeppelin, Tool, and Black Sabbath. In 2008, she won a contest that led to performing a Foo Fighter's song on the Grammy stage   Her performance of "The Pretender" has drawn over 1.2 million views on YouTube.

Later, Palen shared the stage with the Foo Fighters at Red Rocks Amphitheater, CO., at the invitation of band leader, David Grohl.

Released on CD and SACD, "Glass" can be purchased at Valence Records as a disc or high resolution downloads.  This is one of the first native DSD recordings to be released as DSD audio downloads.  "Glass" has already become popular with the audiophile community for its top notch sound.  The sound of the violin has been called some of the finest in recorded history by Gus Skinas, a digital audio pioneer.

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