Catherine Duc
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Catherine Duc

Springvale, Victoria, Australia | Established. Jan 01, 2001

Springvale, Victoria, Australia
Established on Jan, 2001
Solo World Pop

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*** AWARDS ***
Nomination, New Age Album, GRAMMY Awards 2016
Best Instrumental Artist, Best Instrumental Producer, Toronto International Music Awards 2008
Best Instrumental Artist, International Online Music Awards 2007
Instrumental Artist of The Year, 16th Annual Los Angeles Music Awards 2006
World Music Nomination, Just Plain Folks Music Awards 2006
Honourable Mention, Instrumental category, Unisong International Songwriting Contest 2005
First Prize, Electronic & Dance category, Philips Song Competition 2002
First Prize, PLC Original Song Competition
Featured Artist of The Month, About.com Electronic Music section
Guide's Pick, About.com World Music section

*** PRESS RELEASE ***
Author: Tom Pratt, PRWeb.

Australian musician Catherine Duc melds ancient Celtic melodies with contemporary electronica rhythms, creating a unique and exciting hybrid on Visions and Dreams.

Classically trained but with electronica savvy, Catherine Duc (http://www.catherineduc.com) readily bridges the ancient with the up to date on her new album, Visions and Dreams. Rarely has the label worldbeat been more appropriate. She brings together musical forms from around the globe and creates a bold leap forward for Celtic influenced New Age and electronica music.

Duc blazes trails for New Age music on her new album, arriving at a novel and intoxicating blend of Celtic and ambient music. This is music to take note of. It doesn't merely recede and become background sound. Instead, the layers and juxtapositions provide food for the mind while providing rest for the soul. Duc composed and performed all tracks on Visions and Dreams using the latest multitracking techniques to create the vibrant Celtic soundscapes. The album was mastered by Toby Learmont at Sony Music Australia and is being distributed by The Orchard.

In 2002, Duc won the electronica prize in a national competition organized by Philips in Australia. A classically trained pianist, Duc studied recording and production at the Concert Hall in Melbourne. She recently earned a diploma in film music composition from the London School of Creative Studies.

"Fusing world music with electronica has become quite popular," Duc said. "Often artists choose Middle Eastern or African themes. I was interested in the possibilities of mixing Celtic motifs with ambient, trance and electronica."

So far, critical response has been overwhelmingly positive. R.J. Lannan of New Age Reporter said "Visions and Dreams...is an amazing amalgam of Ambient, Celtic and World themes." Arsenio Orteza of the Times for Acadiana cited "...the verve that Catherine Duc brings to a genre that's now more than a quarter century old." Dene Bebbington, Melliflua said "It's clearly an album by someone who knows where they're coming from in terms of influences, and who knows how to make use of it in their own style."

*** TRAINING ***
Diploma in Film Music Composition (London School of Creative Studies)
Multitrack recording (Melbourne Concert Hall)
Music production (Melbourne Concert Hall)
Arranging
Classical Piano (A.M.E.B. Level 5)
Keyboard

*** LINKS ***
http://www.catherineduc.com
http://www.myspace.com/catherineduc

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