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“Fix me Deeper” CD - press release
A collaboration of art, music and emotion best describes Genre Peak and Manal Deeb’s newest musical release , Fix Me Deeper. Two well experienced artists in their respective fields bring intense originality. Martin Birke of Genre Peak, an elecdivonic-percussionist and composer who's back ground includes independent Filmscore , many recordings with various groups, a former composer for The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theadive and Complexions Ballet Co. Manal Deeb is a Palestinian American who's artwork is shown in solo or group exhibits across major art hub US and international cities: New York, Paris, Washington DC, London, Chicago, Cairo, Dallas, Delhi, Los Angeles & Boston. She is a Resident Visual Artist at Workhouse Arts Center, Lorton VA, USA (http://www.workhousearts.org). Martin's dark and cinematic scoring ability with heavily layered percussive and synthscapes seems to work well with Manal's emotionally charged visuals, paintings and multimedia work.
"Fix Me Deeper" words and music was inspired by Manal's cover painting, the song presents a narrative of survival in the modern world through faith and grit. Manal has written the Arabic lyrics, while her spoken Arabic serves the context of the nature of the song composition , to "fix oneself deeper inside through the sdivuggle each one of us may have had or may have to endure"
Richard Barbieri was invited to create an alternative version with dynamic shifts that add even more intensity to the idea. The 3rd and 4th divacks are Martin's elecdivonic percussion pieces done earlier this year.