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GRAMMY Nominee and Award Winners Team up to Produce Music inspired by The Whispers of the Fallen
By: The Whispers of the Fallen Series
Earlier this month, author J.D. Netto announced the title for the third installment of the series. The Gathering of Shadows is scheduled to be released on October 31st, 2015 under Untreed Reads Publishing.
With promotion for the third book well underway, three well-respected musicians have joined The Whispers of the Fallen team. The emotions and struggles represented in the series will now be translated into song, which will be featured on the official The Gathering of Shadows trailer. The musical composition will be entitled “Here in the Shadows.” The all-star cast features Dave Eggar, Chuck Palmer, and Dina Fanai. The author, J.D. Netto, will also join the epic production.
“I feel both challenged and inspired," says Netto. "Music is such a powerful vehicle when it comes to evoking emotion."
A musical prodigy as a child, Eggar began playing the cello and piano at age three, performed on Broadway and with the Metropolitan Opera at age seven, and debuted at Carnegie Hall at age 15. He is a graduate of Harvard University and the Julliard School's Doctoral Program.
“I am so honored to be working with J.D. Netto on this fantastic project," says Eggar, who has performed and recorded with artists in numerous genres including Evanescence, The Who, Michael Brecker, Phillip Phillips, Josh Groban, Coldplay, and Beyonce, to name a few. "In his novels, J.D. has created a world of profound mystery, intrigue, adventure and drama. It will be so exciting to capture this world in music and to create with such a phenomenal team of top notch collaborators!”
His list of awards and accomplishments includes accolades from Time Magazine, ASCAP, the National Endowment for the Arts, Sony Records Elevated Standards Award in classical music, the Geraldine Dodge & Leonard Bernstein Foundations, and at 15 was the youngest winner in the history of the Artists International Competition.
Also part of the team is composer, producer, percussionist Chuck Palmer. The Ohio native has performed and recorded with artists including Frank Ocean, John Patitucci, Phillip Phillips, and Amy Lee of Evanescence.
"I’m extremely honored to be a part of this team," says Palmer, who co-produced Dave Eggar's GRAMMY-nominated release "Kingston Morning". "We are, in a sense, scoring J.D.’s work as one might score a film. It’s very exciting."
Also part of the team is vocalist, songwriter, original composer and singer with the multi-platinum selling arena rock band Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Dina Fanai.
"I am thrilled to be part of this breathtaking project and excited to delve into creating a musical dimension for this dark and beautifully evocative world that JD has created,” expressed Fanai, whom has been the recipient of numerous grants and awards from The Songwriter's Hall of Fame and National Endowment for the Arts.
"I am very proud to be working with such talented musicians," concluded Netto about the cast that came together to bring the music together. "This song will truly capture the essence of the books and will definitely take the reader on an inspiring journey.”