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Jo Gabriel releases EP ‘Etherea’ The Magus and The Maiden Crone with fellow artist Mark Sheppard!

Posted in News on September 12, 2011 by Sister Cleophas

‘Etherea’ The Magus and The Maiden Crone EP now available on iTunes! A magical reworking of several songs from Fools and Orphans with an additional 2 tracks. Jo’s cover of Todd Rundgren’s “Hello It’s Me” and “Mothlight”

The Magus and The Maiden Crone is the new working collaboration between Jo Gabriel and the versatile Mark Sheppard. There are several projects in the works for these 2 grand artists…so stay tuned!

 

Etherea - EP - The Magus and the Maiden Crone

Mike Fazio/orchestramaxfiedlparrish-Crossing of Shadows

Posted in Commentary:Life, Credits/Musicians, miscellaneous songs, News with tags , on January 24, 2011 by Sister Cleophas

http://www.faithstrange.com/orchestramaxfieldparrishworks.html

Mike Fazio releases a most sacred work of art. Once again, Fazio creates a beautiful world for us to inhabit.

of special note: In memory of Jeff Ladd May 21st 2010.

Please visit Faithstrange and acquaint yourself with some musical mastery.

The Good Sister Blesses You…

Mark Sheppard & Joy Shannon shear brilliance

Posted in Credits/Musicians, film score, miscellaneous songs, News, projects in progress with tags , on January 9, 2011 by Sister Cleophas

The good Sister would like to take a moment out of her daily prayers to speak of musical talents that tap the heavens. Our Joey is very honored to know and have the privilege of working with the great artist Mark Sheppard as well as being graced by the beauty of artist Joy Shannon. Please take a moment and visit their official site where all wonderful projects are on display. The gods would be pleased if you did!

Mark Sheppard is well known from the Cambridge based band The Offering and Joy Shannon and Mark have pushed the boundaries and have started working on eclectic musical projects using varying genres of music. Read about all their news and upcoming projects below.

Blessings, the good Sister Cleophas!


www.theoffering.co.uk
www.myspace.com/theofferinguk
http://www.facebook.com/?sk=messages&tid=1232537910123#!/pages/The-Offering/109848459039933

Ephemera is moving from the Midwest to the coast of Maine

Posted in Commentary:Life, Credits/Musicians, News, projects in progress with tags , , on July 23, 2010 by Sister Cleophas

The Good Sister wants to wish Joey a safe and blessed journey to her new location on the coast of Maine. Lilac House will be the home base for Ephemera, and new music and projects to come. The East Coast welcomes back Jo Gabriel.

behave, the good sister Cleophas

Hunting Down The Ceremony review from Delusions of Adequacy

Posted in Credits/Musicians, Hunting Down The Ceremony 2 Volume Album, miscellaneous songs, Music Reviews, News with tags on July 22, 2010 by Sister Cleophas

On July 21st, Jen – Stratosphere fanzine http://www.adequacy.net/author/stratosphere/ released her review of Joey’s double album

Hunting Down The Ceremony! Jen wrote a fabulous review, very extensive and flattering. It’s an in depth and colorful picture of what the album’s all about. The good sister is very proud once again, of Joey’s prolific nature.

Here below for all Joey’s fans, is the current review in all it’s glory!

http://www.adequacy.net/2010/07/jo-gabriel-hunting-down-the-ceremony/

The Unreachable Sky ~ artist’s re-issure 2010 Is now available thru Ephemera

Posted in Credits/Musicians, miscellaneous songs, News, Radio play, The Unreachable Sky with tags , , on July 1, 2010 by Sister Cleophas

Joey has just released her re-issuing of the classic all instrumental album, originally available thru Faithstrange, now exclusively through her own Ephemera. It’s a haunting journey, and as Joey describes it, part of her elemental series, this being her air album. For those of you who have already been fans of this work, or would like to introduce yourself to something very special out of Joey’s repertoire, this album is an elegant, stark and ethereal listen that you won’t regret.

http://jogabriel.com/shop/

Behave, the good sister Cleophas!

The Unreachable Sky~ re-issue thru Ephemera July 1st release

Posted in Credits/Musicians, film score, miscellaneous songs, News, projects in progress, The Unreachable Sky with tags on June 21, 2010 by Sister Cleophas

Coming soon July 1st, 2010 the re-issuing of The Unreachable Sky. Long since out of print, contains none of the original vocal pieces and adds a few additional instrumental expressions. The good sister is proud to announce the re release of this stark and splendid musical work by Jo~

Behave

The Good Sister Cleophas

So Dark The Night~ Trailer for author/friend Cliff Burns new Suspence novel

Posted in Commentary:Life, Credits/Musicians, News with tags , , on June 17, 2010 by Sister Cleophas

New horror thiller by Canadian writer and friend Cliff Burns. Prolific Cliff Burns has just put out another dark and tense horror thriller So Dark The Night Available through Amazon and book stores everywhere!

“I’ve followed Cliff Burn’s career for 25 years and there isn’t a finer horror writer in this country.” – Robert Runte Canadian SF critic and Academic.

http://cliffjburns.wordpress.com/ This is Burn’s artist’s page Beautiful Desolation

http://vimeo.com/12633137 the trailer for the new novel !


http://www.amazon.com/So-Dark-Night-Cliff-Burns/dp/0969485336/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1276778307&sr=1-1

Radio Play for Jo Gabriel. Still relevant after all.

Posted in Credits/Musicians, Fools & Orphans, Island, miscellaneous songs, News, Radio play, The Amber Sessions, The Last Drive In with tags , on June 14, 2010 by Sister Cleophas

Jo is still getting airplay throughout the world.

Gothic Paradise and Radio Inferno,

we say many thanks here at Ephemera.

Behave!

the good sister cleophas

To The Moon~ friend/Cellist Matt Turner has a new release

Posted in Credits/Musicians, miscellaneous songs, News with tags , , on June 14, 2010 by Sister Cleophas
http://www.ayler.com/
The good sister would like to congratulate the versatile Cellist Matt Turner on his new release through Ayler Records. Recorded in France, To The Moon features Matt at his best along side clarinetist Marc-Foltz and pianist Bill Carrothers that is more classical in nature than haunting melodies
“This all-improvised session by three of my favorite musicians caught me by surprise the night I first listen to the rough mixes at my friend (and co-producer) Philippe Ghielmetti’s home, while having a glass of wine. On my way back home, I could still hear the tunes that the trio had spontaneously created with this sole plan for the session : “Let’s find some music, somewhere… over the rainbow”. As Jean-Marc Foltz puts it in his liner notes, they went right to the Moon. Meet us there.” ~Stephane Berfand of Ayler Records.
myspace.com/improvcellist
improvcellist.com

Goodbye Jeff Ladd, the angels have you once again.

Posted in Commentary:Life, News with tags on May 29, 2010 by Sister Cleophas

On May 21st , we lost our very dear friend and musical companion Jeff Ladd, here is the link were M.Fazio has memorialized the man and his work. We will miss him, but know that he is looking upon us from the heavens

I will miss his gentleness and the profound contribution he made to my music with his rapturous heavenly voice. Heavy and Testify are all the more beautiful because of you.

Fly wild now fly free from harm, you’re where you’re supposed to be. We will see you again, for that I am sure.

And this gives me peace when I start to miss you.

Jo Gabriel

http://faithstrange.com/lifewiththelions.html

Delusions of Adequacy interview with Jo Gabriel by Jen Stratosphere Fanzine

Posted in Cats&Film, Commentary:Life, Credits/Musicians, film score, Film&Cats, Fools & Orphans, Hunting Down The Ceremony 2 Volume Album, interviews, Island, miscellaneous songs, Music Reviews, News, projects in progress, The Amber Sessions, The Last Drive In, The Unreachable Sky with tags on March 30, 2010 by Sister Cleophas

http://www.adequacy.net/2010/03/interview-with-jo-gabriel/

Jo’s very personal interview with Jen Delaney of Stratosphere Fanzine and Delusions of Adequacy was released today! It’s probably the most telling expose/interview yet. The good sister hopes you spend a little time with our little joey, getting to know her a little better.

We thank Jen for all the time and effort she put into this interview.

Be good brothers and sisters

The Good Sister Cleophas

Jo’s got a new Live performance video with Matt Turner on cello at the historic Smart Studio

Posted in Cats&Film, Credits/Musicians, News, projects in progress, The Amber Sessions with tags , on March 29, 2010 by Sister Cleophas

Joey just finished a live performance video with the incredible Matt Turner on Cello. She decided to do a version of Mothlight off her 2007 album The Amber Sessions.

It was an absolute honor to be able to play amongst the ghostly atmosphere that remains at Butch Vig’s Smart Studio, known notable for having the album from Nirvana’s Nevermind as well as Smashing Pumpkins and Depeche Mode having recorded there.

The video should be ready soon for viewing.

Special thanks go out to Mike Zirkel and Wendy Schneider for shooting the footage of our performance.

Jo thinks it resembles an upper east side salon setting, in Ira Levin’s living room.

Matt Turner was exceptional as always. Even with Joey’s back turned to him, the vibes were pulsing through and magically blended two instruments into  sonic  poetry.

orchestramaxfieldparrish’s dreamy AERA visually stunning

Posted in Commentary:Life, Credits/Musicians, film score, miscellaneous songs, News with tags , on March 1, 2010 by Sister Cleophas

The  Good Sister wanted to share with some of Joey’s fans the beautifully evocative work of orchestramaxfieldparrish and the genius behind the ongoing project. Mike Fazio sets his dreamy sound work upon a visual landscape. Stunning!

Well Done Brother Fazio

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ITjvkxraRRc&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ukxg9ITo_TU&feature=related

http://www.faithstrange.com/

In My Head, She Said. launching of a website for interesting women of all types!

Posted in Cats&Film, Commentary:Life, Credits/Musicians, Essays, film score, Film&Cats, interviews, miscellaneous songs, News, projects in progress with tags , , , , on February 21, 2010 by Sister Cleophas

This fantastic project underway is looking for submissions by creative women of all genres to add their input and speak their mind. It’s an alternative way for diverse women to express themselves. Featuring very notable women and promises to be a very engaging project for all participants and readers alike.

Visit the website and submit your own person thoughts ~I’ve already given some of my input!

Cheers from Joey

Sister Cleophas says, this time you don’t have to behave!

http://www.inmyheadshesaid.com/

Documentary Film under way by friend/musician/legendary engineer and film maker Wendy Schneider

Posted in Commentary:Life, Credits/Musicians, film score, interviews, miscellaneous songs, News, projects in progress, Uncategorized with tags , , on February 21, 2010 by Sister Cleophas

The land mark Smart Studios is closing here in Madison. Wendy Schneider is under way with her project highlighting the journey of the iconic studio and it’s historic musical contributions here in Madison.

The good sister wishes Ms Schneider all the energy and insight in putting this profoundly important documentary together.

Sister Cleophas

http://host.madison.com/entertainment/music/blog/article_a26af7cc-1cc2-11df-92c2-001cc4c002e0.html

Available now! “Hunting Down The Ceremony” 2 Volume retrospective Jo Gabriel

Posted in Cats&Film, Credits/Musicians, film score, Hunting Down The Ceremony 2 Volume Album, miscellaneous songs, News with tags on February 15, 2010 by Sister Cleophas

http://jogabriel.com/shop/

The good Sister is elated to announce the official release day of Hunting Down The Ceremony. Joey’s 2 Volume retrospective album of rare, out of print, and miscellaneous songs. Be a devout fan and worship Joey’s prolific little heart.

Bless You

Sister Cleophas

Coming February 15, 2010 Jo Gabriel’s 2 Volume Album “Hunting Down The Ceremony”

Posted in Credits/Musicians, film score, miscellaneous songs, News, projects in progress, Uncategorized with tags , on January 23, 2010 by Sister Cleophas

The good Sister’s joy is salient at the news of Jo’s long awaited double album 2 Volume set Hunting Down The Ceremony which is officially due to be released on February 15th through Ephemera.

Salutations and Libations are in order! For those of you who are not anticipating with glee over this news, you will be damned to hell fire for all eternity.

Have a nice day : Sister Cleophas

Purchase TrakWerx Collective LightWerx George Melie

Posted in Cats&Film, Commentary:Life, Credits/Musicians, film score, Film&Cats, miscellaneous songs, News with tags on January 1, 2010 by Sister Cleophas

http://www.maryattmusic.com/search_results_cd.php?cd=MMG+478

Various Trakwerx Releases! 2009 featuring The Trakwerx Collective & Jo Gabriel

Posted in Cats&Film, Commentary:Life, Credits/Musicians, film score, miscellaneous songs, News with tags , , , , , , , on December 11, 2009 by Sister Cleophas

The good sister Cleophas would like to announce that~
Trakwerx has updated their myspace page to include some of the material recorded for our Melies Project as well as a new photo collage with all 5 of the new Trakwerx releases
Lightwerx: Melies DVD- Featuring our lovely Joey opening with The Conjuror and Gods of Electricity!

Lightwerx: Tarzan DVD

Lightwerx: The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari DVD

17 Pygmies: The Outlaw J.D. Ray   http://www.myspace.com/17Pygmies

Smoldering Ashes: Songs in the Key of Mountain Birds Blue       http://www.myspace.com/smoldering_ashes

Ascension Magazine reviews Fools and Orphans issue #21 Summer 2009

Posted in Fools & Orphans, Music Reviews, News with tags on December 2, 2009 by Sister Cleophas

http://blogs.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendId=40397162&blogId=518309751

03. orchestramaxfieldparrish presents ÆRA: To The Last Man / Index of Dreaming (Faith Strange)

Posted in miscellaneous songs, Music Reviews, News with tags on December 2, 2009 by Sister Cleophas

http://www.textura.org/reviews/2009top10s.htm

One of Textura’s Top Albums of 2009 Bravo to fellow artist and friend Mike Fazio/orchestramaxfieldparrish

Hunting Down The Ceremony Winter 2010 release!

Posted in Commentary:Life, Credits/Musicians, film score, Film&Cats, miscellaneous songs, News, projects in progress with tags on November 16, 2009 by Sister Cleophas

The master is finished! The art is in the works. Chris at Sooper Dooper is just waiting on Joey to drop off the goods! Double album old style cardboard sleeves.

Blessings

Found reviews of Fools and Orphans Prikosnovenie & Elektrauma

Posted in Credits/Musicians, Fools & Orphans, Music Reviews, News with tags on November 15, 2009 by Sister Cleophas

http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=fr&u=http://www.prikosnovenie.com/pages/M_SELEC_Distrib2009.doc&ei=Qu_9SpnnLI-3ngf649WQCw&sa=X&oi=translate&ct=result&resnum=10&ved=0CDcQ7gEwCTjWAw&prev=/search%3Fq%3D%2522Jo%2BGabriel%2522%26hl%3Den%26safe%3Doff%26client%3Dfirefox-a%26rls%3Dorg.mozilla:en-US:official%26sa%3DN%26start%3D470

SELECTED DISTRIBUTIONS 2009 – SPECIAL MEDIATHÈQUE

(albums d’autres labels indépendants et/ou étrangers distribués par Prikosnovénie)

An angelic voice acute arises on a piano rather dramatic orchestrations of cello. Jo Gabriel is a songwriter in the tradition of Louisa John-Krol and Kate Bush


http://www.elektrauma.de/rezensionen.php4?KritikNummer=1898

in German

As best I can get close to from Babble Fish!
There it is, completely unpretentiously, sits before its piano. And then it catches to sing on – no, it does not sing, it dips into another world. Which Jo Gabriel, one of the many talentierten, but nearly surveyed Singer more /Songwriter of America of their piano at warm and entrückten tones takes out, borders already on a small miracle. And then is there still Jo Gabriel, which up-loads itself completely the music given and their voice with so much feeling and emotion, as it is heard only rarely. The fact that the comparison with Kate Bush, Joanna Newsom or also Laura Nyro is there also fast set cannot be excluded there. But Jo feels honoured with such female star to be compared. On „Fools and Orphans “anyhow, Gabriels of second outputs on Kalinkaland records, are these marvelous dream melodies, which remind magnificent album perhaps still far away of Chandeens „Echoes “. But one notices the American impact with Jo Gabriel simply clearly, which is not at all negatively meant. Already „OF Love and Ether “comes with unbelievably voluminösen Pianolinien, which complement each other perfectly with the voice of Jo. Sometimes it creates it, as with „Vacant Little Stare “, with its Kieksern and stimmlichen estimates a träumerische, nearly already entrückte atmosphere to create. Here simply everything is correct, from first to the last note. Jo Gabriel is whole with itself, and one hears. And that is simply only indescribably beautiful.

 

Fools and Orphans makes Organ Magazine’s top 50 albums of 2008!

Posted in Credits/Musicians, Fools & Orphans, Music Reviews, News, Radio play with tags on November 15, 2009 by Sister Cleophas

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http://www.organart.com/albumsof2008.htm

Coming December 2009 17 Pygmies tribute Lightwerx: Georges Méliès DVD to the great George Melies

Posted in Credits/Musicians, film score, News, projects in progress, The Amber Sessions with tags on November 15, 2009 by Sister Cleophas

This is a sneak peak at the 17 Pygmies compilation tribute film to the ground breaking film maker George Melies featuring various artists doing their own score to several of Melies short films. I contributed Summoning off my album The Amber Sessions for The Conjuror. Here is a limited peep at what lies ahead.

This promises to be a great artistic project indeed!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WCTtKEZKkrA

Jo Gabriel @ Rolling Stone Magazine on line ~

Posted in Credits/Musicians, Island, Music Reviews, News with tags on September 9, 2009 by Sister Cleophas
  • well it’s not like I’m on their radar but at least I’m under !!!!
  • Maybe someone there could finally do a little review

http://www.rollingstone.com/artists/jogabriel

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Found gem Local Bravo to Jo Gabriel by Rick Tvedt~review of Island 2006

Posted in Island, Music Reviews, News with tags on September 9, 2009 by Sister Cleophas

the good sister just stumbled onto this wonderful review in localssoundsmagazine by notable Madison music reviewer Rick Tvedt! And Joey thought she was invisible here in Madison.

Bless You Rick!

.localsoundsmagazinelogo

http://74.125.93.132/search?q=cache:zXBAapEJoFoJ:magazine.localsounds.org/2006/07/10/jo-gabriel-island/+%22Jo+Gabriel%22&cd=20&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us&client=firefox-a

Award Winning Documentary on Self Injury enters 3rd Year Of Screenings CORNELL UNIVERSITY to Host Fall Kick Off, 9/17/09.

Posted in Commentary:Life, Credits/Musicians, Essays, film score, miscellaneous songs, News on September 1, 2009 by Sister Cleophas

CUT_posterJo is very happy to have contributed her score Longer to this very poignant and relevant documentary.Cut continues to garner kudos and awareness to this very pressing issue that effects so many teens.

If you know someone who self injures or you yourself struggle with this yourself please seek out the info at the bottom. Be safe and let love in. You’re not alone….

Peace~ Joey

Media Contact: Dir.Wendy Schneider, 608.239.5771 or wendy@cutthemovie.com

Film previews: www.cutthemovie.com

This month, the award winning documentary, CUT: Teens and Self Injury featuring Shirley Manson, will begin its third year of screenings at colleges across the US.
Cornell University will host an event and panel discussion on September 17th with director Wendy Schneider and Janis Whitlock, director of the Cornell Research Program on Self-Injurious Behavior in Adolescents and Young Adults.  Schneider’s screening events bring much needed awareness and education around the issue of self-injury at a time when incident rates are increasing and schools look for resources to disseminate.
“This is a subject that has long been swept under the carpet,” said Shirley Manson. “It needs to be talked about and it  needs to be talked about now.”
Manson said she once used cutting to cope with feelings of loss and desperation, and only when she discovered a  different outlet in music could she begin to recover. She’s not alone – it’s estimated that about one percent of Americans experience self-harm.
Several teens in various stages of recovery as well as mental health professionals dedicated to helping them join Manson in candid interviews in the shortsubject documentary.
The film also features professionals from  S.A.F.E. Alternatives in Chicago, one of the nation’s leading providers dedicated to exclusively treating self harm. “Cut addresses an aspect of self-harm that is extremely prevalent,” says Karen Contrario of S.A.F.E. Alternatives. “No school, library or counselor should be without this provocative and educational film.”
CUT has screened over 100 times in the US and Canada since premiering at the Wisconsin Film Festival in 2007. It was also an official selection at last year’s  annual American Psychologial Society convention in Boston, MA.

SYNOPSIS

CUT: Teens and Self Injury provides an intimate look at a largely unacknowledged problem that affects thousands of young people, their families and friends. Using the words, music and artwork of the teens themselves, director Wendy Schneider draws back the curtain on the sensationalism and secrecy surrounding the cycle of self-harm and brings this hidden issue into sharp, clear focus. As teens articulate their experience with self-injury, we see them begin to confront both their urges and their deepest feelings. Personal struggles are offset by interviews with parents and mental health professionals who address the problem from a broader context, and by rock icon Shirley Manson, who shares her own experience with self-injury. Compelling, incisive and profoundly moving, CUT issues a call to bring the problem of self-injury out of the shadows and reminds us that the first step towards healing is an honest acknowledgment of reality.

Musical Discoveries reviews Fools and Orphans!

Posted in Credits/Musicians, Fools & Orphans, Music Reviews, News with tags , on August 9, 2009 by Sister Cleophas

Russ Elliot Editor in Chief at Musical Discoveries has once again honored me with a fabulous review of Fools and Orphans. Thanks again old friend, you really touched my heart with this one!

mdlogohttp://www.musicaldiscoveries.com/digest/digest.php?a=viewr&id=882