April 8th, 2015: a new album to commemorate and celebrate Iris Litchfield's birth date. Iris had been working in the recording studio in Spring, 2014 while still feeling strong and capable…and the 9 pieces presented in this album were captured during her last recording sessions.
We are pleased to release these recordings; not only to commemorate Iris' April 8th birth date but to celebrate her work and our friendship.
Iris’ gift of music lives on now for all to enjoy - as a wellspring resource for reflection and respite...and as a basis for spreading peace and beauty throughout our world.
We have now posted the link to the new CD "The Silence of My Being" on this website (see CD cover below). We hope you enjoy these last recordings from Iris.
Tom Salvatori, Producer, and Friend
Salvatori Productions, Inc.
P.S. Here's photo of Maria's memorial in remembrance of Iris on her birthday today, April 8:
SAD NEWS TO REPORT
It is with deep sadness and regret to inform of the passing of Iris Litchfield on June 2, 2014. With this news, we lost a very dear friend, a collaborative composing partner, and a very, very special and sensitive talent indeed.
She will surely be missed.
- Tom Salvatori
"Working with Iris as a music partner and as her producer over the past several years has been an extraordinary honor.
And introducing her piano music to new audiences brings a fresh, clear voice of reason to the conflicted world we live in; a mature voice assured with sincerity, warmth and hope.
If ever you seek a place of solitude for reflection and respite, listen to Iris’ music. It will elevate your spirit and bring peace to your heart. If you tell your friends about Iris’ music, and then they tell their friends, surely it can become a catalyst for spreading peace across the continents.
Timeless in its styling, warm and tender in its delivery, Iris’ quiet instrumental piano compositions represent a singular beacon of hope in the troubled world wherein we exist."
- Tom Salvatori, Salvatori Productions, Inc., Chicago, IL USA