Lisbeth Scott’s “Hope Is A Thing” Release

November 4, 2009 by  

SINGER LISBETH SCOTT RELEASES NEW INNOVATIVE PHOTO CAMPAIGN
“HOPE IS A THING”, TO BENEFIT CHILDREN’S CHARITY “EDUCATION THROUGH MUSIC”

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Acclaimed singer/songwriter Lisbeth Scott’s new album, “Hope is a Thing,” is set to be released on November 10th.   The new album will be available for sale on iTunes, Amazon.com, and all digital outlets as well as select venues nationwide.   The disc features several collaborations with well-known composers (Harry Gregson-Williams, Nathan Barr) as well as two stirring new covers (Imagine, Hallelujah).  Distributed by BFM Digital, Inc., “Hope is a Thing” will also feature two all-new music videos for the title track “Hope is a Thing” and “Good to Me” (originally from the 2008 film “Shutter”).

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During this challenging economic time, Scott wanted to create a musical and visual collection that would remind people of the importance of hanging on to hopes and dreams and the simple, non-material things that open our hearts and bring us joy.  Thus the music and video of “Hope Is a Thing” was born.  Lisbeth also feels these concepts are often best demonstrated through innocent, youthful eyes, so along-side the album release comes the launch of an innovative web-based world-wide campaign featuring children of all backgrounds and ethnicities who express what it is they hope for in today’s world via the simple image of holding up a hand-created sign.  The first phase of the campaign can be seen at www.hopeisathing.com, in the “Gallery” section.  Over the next several weeks, children and schools from all over the world are encouraged to upload their own signs and photos to help boost the awareness of the campaign, as well as the exciting prospect of being featured in the actual music video.

Lisbeth-Scott-2The highly-anticipated music video will be directed by Joseph Greco (Canvas) and shot by Academy-award winning cinematographer Haskell Wexler, who shot such legendary films “Bound for Glory”, “American Graffiti”, “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest”, “The Thomas Crown Affair” and many more.  The video aims to give children a voice and focus on the power of hope and vision.

Following in the spirit of the campaign, a portion of proceeds of Scott’s album will go directly to the organization “Education Through Music”, who’s mission statement reads, “At ETM, we believe every child deserves a well-rounded education… one that includes music both as a subject in its own right and as a means of supporting learning in other areas.”

Scott will be promoting her new album at several upcoming appearances:  11/7 and 11/8 for the official CD and video release parties in LA at the Edgemar Theater in Santa Monica (www.edgemarcenter.org).  The 11/8 show is all ages and children are encouraged to bring their own “I hope for…” signs.  11/20 finds Scott in Northern California  with a performance at Berkeley’s Rudramandir – a center for spirituality and healing. (www.rudramandir.com).

And on October 28th, Lisbeth will be teaming up with the organization Women in Film for an all-female musician and composer panel with Wendy Melovin, Lisa Coleman (”Heroes”,”Nurse Jackie”), Helene Muddiman and Hilary Thomas.  Founded in 1973, Women in Film is dedicated to helping women achieve their highest potential within global entertainment.  Please see www.wif.org for more info on the panel.

Scott will also release her debut holiday album “Peace on Earth,” on October 27th.  This album is a mix of new versions of old classics, “Dona Nobis Pacem”  (which Yo Yo Ma calls “Beautifully performed”) and “Oh Come All Ye Faithful”, as well as original songs. “Infused with Lisbeth’s shiver-inducing vocals and arrangements, this album gets to the true healing heart of the holiday season”.

Lisbeth-Scott-3The daughter of two award winning ball room dancers, Lisbeth Scott was raised as a classical pianist, rehearsing hours a day and headed for a concert career.  She studied at The New England Conservatory, Connecticut College and The University of London throughout the 1990’s. Lisbeth decided to head out to Los Angeles where she really began to discover her voice… as did the film world. Scott’s vocals can be heard on over 50 blockbuster films including “The Passion of the Christ,” “Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, And The Wardrobe,” “Shrek 1 and 2”, and Steven Spielberg’s “Munich” in which legendary composer, John Williams wrote a five minute solo specifically for her.  Meanwhile, Scott recorded and produced four prior albums of her solo work, two of which were named “Album of the Year” by New Age Voice.  Scott has teamed up with Greg Ellis to form the duo, Biomusique, which won best new artist and vocal album in The New Age Reporter Awards for 2008.

For more information on Lisbeth Scott and to hear samples of her music, visit her official website www.lisbethscott.com.  For details on “Hope is a Thing” and Education Through Music, visit www.hopeisathing.com.

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