MAY 10 2020
ON MOTHER'S DAY
TERRA it means Earth, and is coming out on Mother's Day, May 10th,
to celebrate the Mother of all the mothers:
That place where science meets spirituality.
My spiritual journey and humble understanding of life reached a crucial moment one day, while I was
studying a book of Genetic and Developmental Biology.
I learned that atoms attach specifically and intentionally to one another. Together they create
molecules with extremely precise functions, which spontaneously self-assembly into complex
structures, from a single cell, all the way to a full beautiful and intricate organism.
Each step of the process is so specific, orchestrated by an inherent intelligence.
It repeats constantly for every single organism on Earth: plants, animals, humans…
Pause. Let that sink in.
How highly complex, perfect, magical, and incredible this whole process called creation is..
CREATION OF LIFE.
I was completely blown away.
This is happening on Earth every single second. It has since billions of years ago.
Terra, Mother Earth, knows what and how to do things way better and before than us.
We have lots to learn from Her.
This album is about the Earth’s astonishing power, which also lives within us.
TERRA is about trusting this power, the magic of life, and the Earth’s millenary wisdom.
Finally, it’s about honoring and taking care of this Mother who gave life to us and those we love.
SISSY CASTROGIOVANNI: voice & compositions
TIM RAY: piano
LIHI HARUVI: saxophone soprano
JESSE WILLIAMS: upright & electric bass
JAMEY HADDAD: percussion
JORGE PEREZ-ALBELA: drums, cajon, djembe
PUCCIO CASTROGIOVANNI: marranzano, Sicilian Ciaramella pipes, voice
CLAUDIO RAGAZZI: guitar
FABIO PIROZZOLO: Sicilian frame drums
MARCUS SANTOS: percussion
LAYTH AL-RUBAYE, violin
SHAW PONG LIU, violin
EVE BOLTAX, viola
CATHERINE BENT, cello
EUGENE FRIESEN, cello
PAOLA MUNDA, ANNA SIGNORINI, AGNEY MULAY, CARLOTTA AMATO, MICAELA CATTANI, MANFREDI CAPUTO, CLAIRE MCFARLAND, ELEONORA RANCATI.
Produced by Sissy Castrogiovanni
Recorded at PBS Studios, Westwood MA, USA 10 -11 June 2019
Recording Engineers: ROB GRIFFIN, PETER KONTRIMAS.
Gravity Art Studio, Boston MA; Ashby Acres Studio, Oberlin OH; Salvo Noto Studios , Sicily IT.
Audio Editing: Sissy Castrogiovanni.
Mixing: ROB GRIFFIN at AcousTech, Panama PA.
Mastering: HAROLD LARUE Mastering, Houston TX.