PR Log - Jul 25, 2012 - Louis Colaiannia, world-renowned New Age composer/pianist writes a very moving song for the families of the victims of the Aurora, Colorado theatre shooting.
Colaiannia arranged the new song after Jessica Allen, a recent Arvada High School graduate contacted him about this project. Allen plays cello in Colaiannia's band.
"After the Aurora shooting, I was horrified at the extent of the damage done by this one person," Allen said.
"I felt terrible for the victims, survivors and families of all the people involved, including the police officers," Allen said.
Allen contacted Colaiannia about composing a special song for those involved with this tragedy. "We decided that we wanted to do something to thank the officers and let the survivors of this terrible occurrence know that they are in our thoughts," Colaiannia said.
"My thoughts and prayers go out to all those impacted by this tragedy," Colaiannia said. "I want to share the song with people hoping it may bring peace and comfort," Colaiannia said.
Colaiannia and Allen worked together and recorded the song this week. "This song is our gift to people who may benefit from hearing it," he said.
Copies of the CD will be dropped off to the Aurora Police Department. Copies will also be delivered to the survivors in hospitals as well.
"This song is dedicated to all who were involved with this tragedy," Colaiannia said.
Features of the track include: --new age influences. --use of modal harmonies. --light cello fills. --mello piano timbre.
The song is available on iTunes. Proceeds will go to a local charity chosen by Colaiannia.
Colaiannia is a virtuoso of classical piano, an accomplished songwriter, arranger and performer. Now, the recipient of the prestigious " Primo Award for 2011." His music has inspired the lives of thousands of people in performances across America.
Louis Colaiannia (coal-ee-AH-nah) is a native of Denver, Colorado. He has pursued music his entire life, with the simple goal of sharing his gift with the world.
Now in his 50s, (and as energetic as ever), Colaiannia is embarking on a public career, performing around the Denver area, and nationwide.
"This Colorado-born artist (a dentist by profession) hasn’t reached legendary status, yet he exhibits the same tools and level of talent that guaranteed his predecessors a place in musical history," wrote Joe Aiello, Publisher of Andiamo, a weekly newspaper for the Italian American Community.
Louis credits his success to sage advice given by his parents, Louis & Rose Colaiannia. “Mom always told me that if and when I ever set my sights on something, I should never quit…and Dad told me that I need to realize that everyone gets knocked down in life, but the successful get back up.”
When Louis isn’t busy writing, arranging or performing, he’s usually found working on a nonprofit radio station in support of the Global Youth Music Project. For more information, go to http://www.louismusic.com/about/
Louis holds a Mozart Award for his contributions to music, and his latest releases show his versatility, breaking into the Contemporary Jazz, New Age and "Chill" realms.
His masterful interpretations of the electronic keyboard and traditional piano combine with his skillful arrangements to create music that moves the soul. Colaiannia sees his piano as an inspirational tool. “Passion never gets in the way of life, but life sometimes get in the way of passion.”
During 2011, Colaiannia had two top ten chart albums. Colaiannia has made seven albums in his career and is already working on a new album.
“I love music... music is emotionally-charged passion," Colaiannia said. "I write, arrange and perform in the hopes that my music will reach a level of acceptance that it will still get played after I'm gone.”
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