Year in Review 2022
Salutations! In contrast with 2021, this year proved heavy on behind the scenes work and lighter on actual tangible releases. Not that we’re complaining; in part due to this 2022 was without doubt one of the most fulfilling and overall creatively expansive periods in recent years. As always we send a huge *THANK YOU* to our followers/supporters; in the oversaturated entertainment landscape that exists today we know how difficult it is to seek out independent art, let alone find the time and impetus to give it attention, so please know that your efforts are appreciated, in fact, there’s little that we do that isn’t in some way affected by your choice to support scratch creativity.
Here is the year-end summary of 2022 #BlueDorian publications and releases. If you didn’t get to check them out the first time, here they are, all in one place.
(Available at the BlueDorian Store in conjunction with bandcamp.com.
Adam Farouk - A PLACE TO BE (Rough Cuts version) (SINGLE)
Adam Farouk - LITTLE RAY OF SUNSHINE (SINGLE)
Adam Farouk Orchestra 2014 REINSTALLED (Live @ Inner Space, Brookline) (EP)
AFO 2014 features the talents of: Adam Farouk (guitar, vocals); Elizabeth Lorrey (guitar, vocals); Nate Leavitt (guitar, vocals); Tom Appleman (bass guitar, vocals)
Production on "Songs from Continuity" nears its conclusion, with only two production sorties left on the docket (well, technically, one and two halves, but we'll call it two). With only one casting change, one instrumentalist substitution, and a minor tempo dispute, we can safely say this has been one of the smoothest production periods TeamBD has ever experienced (fingers crossed!) Next year we'll look forward to a invigorating and fulfilling post-production phase.
Here's a final cast list:
David Thorne Scott - JOE
Valerie Larsen - CALLIE
Elizabeth Lorrey - NURSE ANNE
Renée Dupuis - NURSE LAURA
Anthony Rodriguez - NORMAL MATT
Michael Kassatly - CONNOR
Connor Smith - EDDIE
Andrew Goldin - ORDERLY
Adam Farouk - ORDERLY
Adam Farouk - Keyboards
Matt Jenson - Keyboards
Elizabeth Lorrey - Guitars
Dave Lieb - Guitars
Masa Takahashi - Guitars
Steve Latanision - Mandolin
Felicia Brady-Lopez - Accordion
Tim Reppert - Bass Guitar
Jeff Berlin - Drums, Percussion
For more information on each company member visit: adamfaroukorchestra.com
From all of us at BlueDorian, very warmest wishes for a happy, healthy holiday season!
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BlueDorian Q1 Review
2022 begins with a bang, and an ambitious set of goals for all branches of #BlueDorian’s production department...
Daughters of Time Season One careens headlong towards its inevitable conclusion, which sees a final and dramatic confrontation between the forces of light and darkness. Will Gwen and her team of neophytes be vanquished, or will they defy the odds and stand victorious over Arcturus and his mighty legions? (Two new ebooks are in the works: Episodes 11, and 12. Catch them at the BlueDorian Store.)
On the music front, three new releases are set to hit the shelves in Q2, beginning with a Rough Cuts version of Adam Farouk’s very first ever original song: “A Place to Be” (1996), produced and recorded by Pierre Grill at Rendez-Vous Recording, Honolulu HI, followed by “Little Ray of Sunshine,” a radio-edit version, performed by Adam Farouk, of the de facto “title track” of last year’s concept album release, “Ray of Sunshine,” produced by Anthony J. Resta, and recorded by Karyadi Sutedja at Studio Bopnique, in Burbank, CA; an EP of five live tracks by the Adam Farouk Orchestra, taken from “AFO 2017: Live at The Nines” Sessions, recorded at The Nines Art Gallery in Harwich Port MA, rounds out the trio.
The MAJOR WORK for this year is a ten-song concept album based on material from the Adam Farouk rock opera “Continuity.” Continuity is a story that delves into the world of mental illness, as well as the types of tools and mettle required to either overcome, or else accept and learn to live with it. Over the past three months we've gathered a stellar cast of performers, be they vocalists or instrumentalists (listed below, with links) from far and wide, and we look forward to sharing clips and stories as we go along.
David Thorne Scott (Joe)
Valerie Larsen (Callie)
Elizabeth Lorrey (Nurse Anne)
Renée Dupuis (Nurse Laura)
Anthony Rodriguez (Normal Matt)
George Hoffman (Eddie)
Michael Kassatly (Connor)
Adam Farouk: Keyboards, Synths
Elizabeth Lorrey: Guitars
Dave Lieb: Guitars
Masa Takahashi: Guitars
Tim Reppert: Bass guitar
Jeff Berlin: Drums, Percussion
So keep your ears to the ground, and your voices held high as you *spread the word* for next season’s upcoming BlueDorian events. Sending you warmest wishes for the very sunniest of sunny days--
Year In Review 2021
Another banner year was had this year, despite the continual upheavel that seems to be taking place in and around the world at large. To all those who have followed and/or supported our progress we say a big *thank you* and hope that our efforts, and the products derived from them, provide solid returns to your investments in time and capital. We do not take your presence for granted; thank you for believing in us.
Here is the year-end summary of 2021 #BlueDorian publications and releases. If you didn’t get to check them out the first time, here’s a list of all of them, in one place:
(Available at the BlueDorian Store.)
(Available at the BlueDorian Store in conjunction with bandcamp.com.)
Adam Farouk - SEASONS COME AND GO (SINGLE)
Adam Farouk - LILA (Rough Cuts version) (SINGLE)
Faerworld Daughters of Time Original Soundtrack - Four Seasons Theme (Adam Farouk)
Adam Farouk Orchestra: UNDIVIDED (Live @ The Lilypad) (EP)
Adam Farouk Orchestra: SONGS FROM RAY OF SUNSHINE (Album)
Project Sample Work
Please see the project page for each project to view sample work:
States of Matter - streaming
States of Matter - visual art
Open Mic - streaming
Wishing you all a happy holiday season :) from all of us at BlueDorian!
All material © BYIP Creative Media 2021. All Rights Reserved.
I Will to Love...
Daughters of Time closes out the year with five books released and more on the way. It’s been an absolute thrill to put these tales together for everyone, and I still marvel at what options we possess at our disposal to communicate these stories to you all. I can’t help but be transported back to my time growing up, learning the basics of “Krell Logo” on an Apple II. If you had told me then that there’d be the ability to interact with, to share with, and to impact people halfway around the world with real-time ease, well, I may not have grasped the significance of that as an eight-year-old, but if I had, I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t have believed you, at least not at first.
Even to be told ten years ago that any, if not all, of the technological, communication, and software advances that presuppose the publishing of our ebook collection—Vellum software, 99Designs.com, Wordfortheweb, Zoom—would have widespread ubiquitous use would likely elicit a snortle of irony rather than immediate belief (“Sure, I’ll keep my myspace page running just in case!”)
We continue to be amazed and grateful for these opportunities to participate in the world song, and we hope we can have a positive impact on the people we come across along the way!
“I will to love and protect this fair world
- Daughters of Time Oath of Fealty (excerpt) from Istoricus Marinicus, Thomas Easton
Faerworld ebooks are available for sale at the BlueDorian Store: shop.bluedorian.com
This Fair World...
Hello friends! As the days grow darker it may become all too easy to slip into modes of despair. But nay, don't let the seasonal affectives get the better of you. Instead, make a date with your eReader of choice, and curl up on the couch in front of the 'ole firetube with a good eBook. And while we're on the subject, why not check out "Daughters of Time: Princess"--the first volume in the breathtaking new series "Faerworld: Daughters of Time" from Nawherman Publishing in conjunction with BlueDorian Media Entertainment. An epic fantasy adventure, filled with equal parts magic, moxie, and mystery, "Faerworld: Daughters of Time" is sure to capture your imagination, awaken your sense of wonder, and chase all the blues away. Available this December 12th, at bluedorian.com.