Sample: “Sea Wave” from forthcoming digital re-release of vinyl “Jeritree’s House of Many Colours”:
MARILYN RUTH RIES, independent audio engineer/producer 1937-2017
Marilyn Ruth Ries, first prominent woman recording engineer in New York City has died. A star of the Women’s Music Network phenomenon which burst forth in the 70s, Marilyn’s masterful and innovative recordings brought hundreds of works by women composers and singers to a world wide public, forging the certainty: Yes, there are many, many women composers. I was fortunate to have Marilyn as my recording engineer for two of my albums, Jeritree’s House of Many Colours, and 12 Meditations on Love. Marilyn was deeply loved and is deeply missed. We mourn with you, Sorrel. Please tap gently on Marilyn’s portrait to read an honoring of her life by her partner of 32 years, Sorrel Hays.
About Jeri Hilderley’s music:
“The music is avant-garde, improvisational as well as compositional….One might call it ‘classical,’ another ‘jazz.’ It could be either or both, but I think it defies classification….” – Kay Gardner, Composer, in Paid My Dues.
“To hear the songs of Jeri is to be carried out of oneself into some wholly new and remarkable time and place. There is no one like her, and no one now writing songs whose work stays with me the way hers does.”- Nancy Willard, poet/novelist
“…ethereal, sensuous, and teasing, the songs are romantic, whimsical, yearning, and fun.” – Merry Gangemi, Producer, Host, Woman-Stirred Radio, Radio Goddard, GDR.