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A Rainbow Path to be presented at National Women's Music Festival
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2012-03-27

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The 2012 National Women's Music Festival announces a presentation of A Rainbow Path, by Kay Gardner, June 30, 2012, 7 p.m. at the Marriott West Hotel and Conference Center, Middleton, WI.

A Rainbow Path was released by Ladyslipper Records in 1984 and Premiered at the 1988 National Women's Music Festival. This prolific work took Kay Gardner eight years to create and was a significant contribution in the Music and Healing Communities. Gardner was committed to everything about empowering Women Composers, Music and Healing, and Women's Spirituality. She engaged sound with color to Gina Halpern's Mandalas to create a memorable sonic orchestration. The 2012 Rainbow Chamber Orchestra consists of fifteen (15) instrumentalist, conductor and choral drones, including original performers from the Ladyslipper Recording and 1988 performance.

Kay was an internationally known composer of healing music, and a pioneer in the women's spirituality movement. Kay's music takes the listener on an inspirational journey through the curative and transformative ingredients of music and sound, offering insights into their origins and mysteries and how they may be used in the healing process. She studied the effects of music on the human body and the healing potential of music. Among the results of her study were "A Rainbow Path", a series of musical compositions centered on each body chakra that explored the utilization of music in conjunction with the healing arts, and a textbook, "Sounding the Inner Landscape", a collection of resources indicating a direction for musicians wishing to develop their music along a spiritual path.

Kay was ordained as a priestess by the Fellowship of Isis in Clonegal, Ireland in 1998 by Lady Olivia Robertson. She came back to Bangor and founded the Temple of the Feminine Divine and Iseum Musicum, a three-year ordination program. At the time of her death, in 2002, Kay served as the music director at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Bangor and had just produced Women With Wings' first CD, Hand in Hand and Heart to Heart. Kay Gardner was a visionary who planted seeds of reconciliation and healing with her gift of music.

Tickets or Festival Passes may be purchased through BrownPaperTickets.com

Follow National Women's Music Festival on www.wiaonline.org , Facebook and Twitter

Donations will be accepted to help support A Rainbow Path Reprisal and National Women's Music Festival.

Marriott Madison West Hotel & Conference Center, 1313 John Q. Hammons Dr., Middleton, Wisconsin 53562. Phone: (608) 831-2000 www.marriottmadisonwest.com Call 1-800-228-9290 ask for the National Women's Music Festival rate


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