The Path of Peace
Visionsound presents, The Path of Peace - 53 minutes of absolute bliss—featuring the surround-sound recorded music of award-winning pianist Ben Dowling combined with the visual mastery of artist and National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) recipient Mark Wagner - unfolding in 12 fluid and evolving “Visual Music” pieces. The project is released on a two-sided “DualDisc” - which functions as both music-only CD and standard DVD for video playback.
In Visual Music mode, The Path of Peace represents the evolution of art as a powerful, environmental technology—generating an immersive field of multi-sensory beauty, in all its 5.1 surround-sound and 16:9 wide-screen glory.
The Path of Peace is currently used in galleries, hospitals, health centers, cancer wards, spas, meditation centers, yoga studios, churches and spiritual centers, family therapy sessions, correctional institutions, hospice wards, stress clinics, public spaces and more...
- Piano-Heaven Award
- Solo Piano Publications Reviewer’s Pick
- CD Baby Home Page Editor’s Feature
"An incredible demonstration of how two mediums can come together for a powerful meditative experience...an amazing production piece and something you will listen to and watch over and over again..." - Tom Averna, NC Radio
"A unique event in music industry history... In a world filled with violence, tragedy and ignorance, Dowling and Wagner have found a way to be a part of the solution..." - Vision Magazine
"...the project as a whole is phenomenal and needs to be experienced. I give The Path of Peace my highest recommendation, and hope to interview one or both artists very soon. Treat yourself and your loved ones to an extraordinary sensory experience! Wow!" - Kathy Parsons of Solo Piano Publications ("Reviewer's Pick")
"Think of your favorite indulgent meal. Does a glass of the finest wine to accompany your chosen dish enhance the dining experience? For many the answer to this question would be "yes"- and, if this is the case, the reader may begin to appreciate why Visionsound's inaugural CD, "The Path of Peace" is a special and, indeed, quite unique [and] compelling experience...through the imagery created by Mark, and the auditory bliss resonating from Ben's piano. Put the two together, and you have a magical combination; a cocktail from heaven..." - Stephen Cairns, Piano Heaven ("Piano-Heaven Award Winner")
"Creating a liquidy, gentle and natural sense of flow and movement, this disc evokes deep and rich imagery, awakening the imagination and stirring the inner eye. With the same emotive and touching quality found in a piano soundtrack, The Path of Peace serves perfectly as a background for contemplative, reflective times." - CD Baby ("Editor's Pick" & Home Page Feature)
"The Path of Peace...reminds me of walking through an art museum with a very personal perspective and just the right music... Inspiration, tranquility and comfort are only a click away." - RJ Lannan (New Age Reporter)