This music Is the result of a mystical experience lived by French pianist and composer Eve Risser when visiting Bryce Canyon, in Utah. The thousands of fairy chimneys reaching to the sky seamed to her «an enormous choir of singers ready to intone the most powerful of earthly songs», and that’s why she decided to had a choir to her 10-piece orchestra for this astonishing album. «The human voice is very good at transmitting vibrations. In that calm and empty country I could feel very strongly the force and ages of the earth», Risser explains. But that’s not the only uncommon factor you’ll find here. Even the White Desert Orchestra isn’t your average jazz ensemble. Part big band and part chamber orchestra, it combines aspects of two traditions, jazz and classical music, adding some aspects coming from rock (specially the energy) and other electric urban musical expressions (the large spectrum of colors). This includes the chosen instrumentation – you can expect saxophones, trumpet, trombone, guitar, bass and drums, but there’s also a bassoon, four flutes, two clarinets and… a prepared piano.