|A diverse group of composers, musicians, and audio engineers from around the world have joined together to produce a benefit CD to raise funds for the victims and families of the tragedies of September 11, 2001. The group has named itself Blue Dove Music and their CD is called "September Rising".
Blue Dove members have created powerful vocal, instrumental and orchestral music in a variety of styles. Contributing musicians have collaborated by internet from their studios in the United States and other countries around the world, including Australia, Canada and Israel. Blue Dove Music is probably the most diverse and international group of professional musicians to ever have collaborated on a single musical project.
The "September Rising" CD project was born among members of a globe-spanning internet discussion group comprised of users of professional audio hardware and software made by Mark of the Unicorn. A new and separate email forum was quickly created, and within hours about 100 musicians had come together to form Blue Dove Music. With the goal of creating a benefit CD, over 50 pieces of original music were produced by Blue Dove members, and donated for potential inclusion in the CD "September Rising."
Blue Dove Music's team has donated time, talent, skill, and boundless patience in seeing this project through to completion. Several corporate sponsors are contributing to help defray the costs of production and distribution. The group continues to seek corporate sponsorship and/or assistance for distribution and marketing.
Proceeds from sales of "September Rising" will be donated to the "NY Firefighters 9-11 Disaster Relief Fund". This is the only fund officially endorsed by the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) and the Executive Boards of Uniformed Firefighters Association of New York, Local 94 and New York Uniformed Fire Officers Association, Local 854, for the September 11 victims, families, and their children.
Composer David Akina of San Jose, California, one of the finalists whose song could appear in "September Rising", poses in his Mac-based home project studio.