AO [èi-o] n. ancient polynesian word; 1. pure light; 2. all colors; 3. daytime
AOMUSIC is an extraordinary pan-cultural musical experience, produced, composed and performed by three international recording artists—Richard Gannaway, Miriam Stockley and Jay Oliver. We are entirely non-profit, and all CD and MP3 sales go to Children in need around the globe through our 501c3 AO Foundation International.
AOMUSIC is vibrant, cinematic & intoxicatingly rhythmic—described by critics as “astonishing” (see reviews). The immediate freshness of this sound is vitalizing—a true universal expression, unlike anything ever produced. Key ingredients in AOMUSIC’s unique expression are deep rhythmic textures, powerful vocal ensembles from children throughout the world and the dynamic multi-layered vocal tracks of Miriam Stockley. Refrain lyrics are often a variety of ancient languages or carefully crafted phonetics, chosen for their shape. The impression is fresh and exotic from any place on the earth… AOMUSIC was invited to compose theme music for the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, Give Kids the World, and are featured in the 2011 promotional trailer for Project Peace On Earth.
THE FOUR TENANTS OF AOMUSIC
Youth – the vibrant, unguarded human presence and easiest example of beauty, hyper-intelligence and naturally occurring brotherhood
The present cycle of change and its simple need for lightheartedness and tolerance
The singularity of Music, Color, Shape and Movement
The understanding that any natural system, unobstructed, is UNITY, is MUSIC, is LOVE
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