Many people contributed to making Zen and Now.
Liam Bauress composed all the music for the songs and the musical accompaniment to the narration. Liam also orchestrated the following songs: Farther Shore; Illusions; I’ll compare thee; Never Apart; Misunderstood; Farther Shore; Now and Forever solo; Stone Walls of Derry and Time was.
Richard Benbow orchestrated the music for all the following songs: The Overtures; Welcome to World of the Shakya; The Prophecy Song; Set the Night on Fire; Wake up Dead; After Tomorrow; Magnificat; Everyman is vulnerable; Simple Song; Listen; So Many Ways to Die; Hate is the Gate; Where is the Good Life; Mother; Home once more; Promised Land; Seemed like a Dream; If they kill me; Now and Forever finale.
Eamonn O’Dwyer directed the singers. As we were under lockdown conditions, we decided to use a group of five singers to record all the songs. Eamonn directed them and managed all the logistics. The singers are: Soprano - Cilla Silvia; Mezzo-soprano - Natasha Jayetileke; Tenor - Christopher Killik; Baritone - Alim Jayda; Bass - Rakesh Boury; Musical Director - Eamonn O’Dwyer.
Ashley narrated the life story. I have seen Ash many times on stage and he is always mesmerising. To grab the listener’s attention and hold the attention throughout is a huge challenge. We wanted a single main narrator and could think of no-one better than Ash.
THE TECHNICAL WIZARD
Garry built the website and taught us how to use Videopad and to use YouTube. He smoothed out countless technical glitches.
Thanks to my son Frank for mixing the songs.
THE VIDEO EDITOR
Thanks to my grandson Al who will be editing the videos.
HELP AND INSPIRATION
Audrey Tang helped from the start. I have worked with Audrey for many years. She is always an inspiring and positive force. Audrey offered plenty of helpful advice and encouragement and arranged for friends to sing “I’ll Compare Thee” as a demonstration for other singers.
This was produced by Click Arts.
The singers are Jemma Gambrill and Jazz Flaherty. The ariel artist is Disha Mirchandani (Dishabelle Fitness)
Editor: Audrey Tang.
You can see their version of the song in the Participation section.
Danelle helped from the start by recording songs as demonstrations for the singers.
FAMILY AND FRIENDS
All the family for suggestions and contributions including:
Angela, Stephen Ortiger, Peter Harvey, Les Stroud, Julian Hughes, David Brazier and the Amida Sangha