Chris Lastovicka has created music for the ages with the soon-to-be-released album Fortune Has Turned.
If the first two singles of the record, “The 7th Chapter of Job (Remixed)” and “The End of Tyranny (Remixed)” are any indicators, listeners are in for a magnificent aural experience when the album is released in April (Ahari Press).
The accolades for the young producer-composer are impressive. Lastovicka was one of ten composers selected for New York City Opera’s Vox: Showcasing American Composers festival (2007), was selected as one of 4 finalists in the Opera Vista International Chamber Opera Competition (Houston, TX) and was commissioned by Robin Becker Dance to write the music for “Into Sunlight”, a work about the Vietnam War that has been performed internationally.
“Fortune Has Turned” is a rich, modern classical piece that possesses a regal and intangible quality. In our hurried lives, selectivity is the key to music enjoyment. And from among all the good music out there today, Lastovicka has created a work that is worthy of the listeners’ precious time. “The 7th Chapter of Job (Remixed)” demands an attentive listener as the nuances bring out the true highs and lows in this piece.
“The End of Tyranny” starts with a simple piano and strings combo and moves into a demanding and elegant work that can transport anyone into the recesses of deep and thoughtful destinations of the mind.
Watch the video for ‘The End of Tyranny’ here:
Fortune Has Turned musicians include violinist Eric Bates (Assistant Concertmaster, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra) and cellist Kenneth Woods (Conductor, English Symphony Orchestra) as well as exquisite musicians Robert Garcia (horn), Anne T. Horvath (violin), Katrin St. Clair (violin), Lara Theilmann-Messerly (violin), Missy Hydock (viola), Damon Gray (cello), Christina M. Coletta (cello), Heidi Mausbach (cello), Tom Guth (cello), Kristen Johns (horn), Laura Backley (voice), Diana Cataldi (voice), Kimberly Tobola (voice), Cynthia Katsarelis (conductor), and Chris Lastovicka (piano).