This album is currently only in digital format. You can stream it on all music platforms: https://bit.ly/DreamscapeAlbum
Send a letter, sing a lullaby, Aysedeniz implores people to connect through her musical universe “Dreamscape”
The pianist-composer’s new album written during the pandemic, offers joy and consolation through music
- On 2 October 2020, pianist and composer Aysedeniz Gokcin released her much-awaited album of new compositions.
- At the beginning of the pandemic, Aysedeniz fled to her parents’ home to be amongst family and friends to see out the crisis. During the first weeks of March, Aysedeniz took to Facebook to bring joy through music to her followers every day, giving 24 consecutive concerts live from her home, which she started by applauding all healthcare workers. Her audience included NHS nurses, Italian doctors, American hospitality workers, Turkish office workers, and families from Brazil, Mexico, Portugal, Spain whose lives turned upside down globally in a matter of days. They all said the same thing: “Thank you for letting us escape reality even for a short time”.
- During these weeks, AyseDeniz’s composed new pieces which reflected her inner world and created an alternate musical universe where listeners can escape from the realities of the world: Dreamscape. The album seeks to strengthen human connection that we lost in the digital age. She explores romantic and intimate themes:
- “Send me a letter” is a letter made of musical notes. It is a call to communicate through a long time forgotten medium which you show care. AyseDeniz says “when people visit a magical place they would send a postcard to the person dearest to them. I want my listeners and fans to bring back that tradition and send this musical letter to their loved ones when they enter my Dreamscape universe.”
- “Sing me a lullaby” is another track yearning for intimacy and human connection – a new lullaby to be sung at home. The track is written for piano and violin, parent and baby, a wordless lullaby to be shared in every cot and crib .
- “Forest of Forgotten Wishes” is a tribute to all those who we have forgotten or lost in the pandemic – the homeless, the vulnerable, the lonely. Those who need support and community are honoured in this piece. The vocals symbolise a choir of orphaned children, who say “please don’t abandon us, we also have wishes and dreams”.
- “Write my name on mountains” is a peak of the album, an emotionally charged, feel-good ballad exploring our greatest expectations from love.
- “Wonders of Venice” represent the clear waters, and the wildlife returning to normal. It is inspired by snapshots captured directly from the pandemic.
- A rising star of social media, Aysedeniz has always had tropes of fans across her platforms, now more than 150K fans and 9 million views on Facebook, 73K fans on Instagram, and over 7 million views on YouTube and 3 million streams on Spotify and Apple each. These platforms have provided her fans with direct access, and her dedication to her fans remains a key part of her artistic platform. This album is for them, and all those who have contributed to healing and supporting everyone affected by pandemic.
- Her previous all original album “Earth Prelude” (an environmental hymn) had entered the top 10 iTunes Classical Charts in UK, USA and Turkey.