Ensoul - A Voice for the Wild
“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination
and life to everything.” - Plato
Ensoul - A Voice for the Wild is an unique recording project combining the best sounds from the human world with the best from the natural world. The classical melodies we present to you in this album are sublime and timeless. They are the essence of our collective spirit...the spirit that is filled with love, compassion and kindness.
In Ensoul, we mix the human voice in pure classical vocalization with sounds of wildlife and earth and feelings of connectedness spill forth. We aim to lend our voices to the voiceless wildlife, to illuminate with sound, and to combine our passions for music and wildlife to make a difference.
When the human voice is mixed with the sounds of wildlife and the sounds of the earth, it shows that we are all connected to one another, and to nature.
To record an album takes time. The process is complex, involving a great many people with many professional experiences and talents, and is a labor of love. Yet, when it is done well, it can inspire millions of people.
In our pre-production phase, a well-constructed vision and plan needs to be in place involving composers to arrange the melodies or compose new ones. A few highlights of the process are as follows:
- Vocalists and instrumentalists will be involved for the composers to understand who they are arranging for and their vocal ranges, timbres and colors.
- Professional musical research and wildlife sound assistance will be needed to select from tens of thousands of melodies and wildlife sounds to be eventually included in the final mix.
- Some of the music industry’s top sound engineers will advise us about what is technically possible. Bioacoustics research organizations will provide their sound research, as well.
This phase will take months to accomplish.
In the production phase, all of the above teams will continue to be intensely involved. Using world-class recording studios, sound engineers and producers participating in the repetitious process of recording, editing, will produce something not heard before. Given the uniqueness of this endeavor, it will take upwards to a year for the final project mixes to be completed. It is again a true labor of love.
The post-production phase is where everything comes together. The various vocal and instrumental tracks, as well as nature and wildlife sounds, will be merged and mixed with precision. All of this will involve months of intensive collaboration among the producers and engineers, performers, composers and arrangers.
Once all of the above three phases are done, the product will finally be ready for the public release.
Now comes the publishing phase, where producers, marketing and PR executives will connect with various vendors to publish and distribute the product. Music outlets such as iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, and various other social media platforms will inform the public of product availability.
Finally, the album is delivered into customers’ hands to enjoy. People can tweet, share and get involved in raising the consciousness of our (humans) impact in the world, our responsibilities to our planet and what we can do to protect what we love: reduce demand, become voices for the wild and become wildlife protectors.
You may ask, wouldn't it be easier just to give the money to an organization on the ground that are actually doing wildlife protection? Why invest in a recording project that takes months if not a couple of years to complete?
The beauty of music (and the arts) is that it has the unlimited potential of making a profound impact to connect people emotionally with wildlife and nature, giving inspiration to millions of people, thus raising consciousness for wildlife protection. Take the BBC planet earth series, as an example; it has inspired millions of people all over the world to fall in love with wildlife through the visual beauty of the documentary.
LumiVoce's approach is through the power of music and the beauty of sound to inspire people to love and care about wildlife to protect them from extinction, because we protect what we love.