New York, New York (PressExposure) June 25, 2013 -- Composer and singer/songwriter Deborah Thurlow is set to release her vocal debut single on June 25th. A departure from her previous releases of modern classical/jazz music, "Where Were You?" is an emotionally compelling response to the catastrophe of 9/11 where she tastefully and simply asks 'where were you?' when the towers came down. "Where Were You?" presents the listener with a series of images of ordinary every-day activities juxtaposed with expressions of the ineffable feelings many experienced on that tragic day. It is a personal response and a eulogy of sorts to those that perished, and a sorrowful yet courageous acknowledgement that words were inadequate to describe the universal emotions that so many of us felt during the unfolding of those horrific events of that day. The song is also an inviting and seductive preview of Deborah's highly anticipated upcoming CD, Collage, to be released in the fall of 2013.
As Ian Wagstaff commented in Horn Magazine, ". . . combine the Dalai Lama with Berlioz, throw in some Hebraic influence . . . Deborah Thurlow uses an eclectic mix of instruments, from the shofar to the Tibetan singing bowl, . . . [with] a strong electronic influence." And now with the same exploratory spirit and creativity Deborah is branching out in yet another direction and expressing another side of her musical personality. Along with her soulful vocals and engaging songwriting skills "Where Were You?" features seamless performances by Loren Daniels on acoustic piano, Alex Gressel on upright bass, and the drums of Andrea Valentini. "Where Were You?" is yet another of Deborah's infectious stylistic excursions that expands and furthers the trajectory of her expressive musical vision, and it is sure to intrigue her listeners and wet their appetites for the release of her upcoming CD release.
Deborah Thurlow is a composer/horn player/vocalist/songwriter/music educator and freelance musician in the New York City area and in Europe. She starred in her own one act play with music, The Creative Void Of The Planet Earth, which was featured in an Equity Showcase run of seven performances by the New Media Repertory Company under the direction of Miranda MacDermot. She has also performed with the Pina Baush Ballet Company, Franz Kaman, David Amram, Anthony Davis, and The New York Composers Orchestra, to name but a few. She studied both composition and orchestration with John Corigliano at Lehman College and has received grants from Meet the Composer, ASCAP Awards, William Petshek Music Fund and the Puffin Cultural Foundation. Her modern classical/jazz works are published with Ensemble Publications/Nichols Music Company and DSM Producers who cater to the film and TV industry exclusively. As a music educator Deborah teaches privately, at public schools, colleges and neighborhood performing arts schools. She devotes much of her time to teaching music to underprivileged youths while continuing to pursue her music career in a way that inspires her students as well as her fans. "Where Were You?" is a sparkling debut of Deborah's vocal and songwriting talents and an enticing preview of her soon to be released CD Collage.