TTB 201: Composing an Album on a Cross-Country Train Trip
Cheryl B. Engelhardt is a composer and songwriter. She’s toured all over the world, had music in over 40 tv shows and commercials, performed on stage with Sting, and was recently featured in People and Forbes for her social justice choral piece “The Listening”, featuring Martin Luther King Jr’s goddaughter, Donzaleigh Abernathy. “The Passenger” is Engelhardt’s seventh album, a follow up to her first two best-selling and award-winning New Age albums, “Luminary” and “A Seeker’s Slumber”. This week we speak with Engelhardt, who composed and produced “The Passenger” while on a cross-country train trip, the first person ever to create an album on a train. She did so just two weeks after her best friend passed away from cancer. The trip and the creation process was one of grieving, healing, gratitude, and rest. The album features GRAMMY-winning and GRAMMY-nominated soloists who provide a decadent layer to Engelhardt’s carefully composed ambient beds. The all-female-produced album was mixed by Engelhardt and mastered by Kim Rosen of Knack Mastering.
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