Guys...Itโ€™s really happening.
Our album, โ€œSongs of Our Youthโ€ is in cue to be processed on all of the internet-based platforms. As of yesterday, it is already available for pre-order on @googleplaymusic
This has been a personal goal of mine for a long time and I am so excited to see it all come to fruition. Big thanks to everyone who has cheered for us, worked with us, financially sponsored us, and simply just like what we do and became our fans. We could t have done it without your support.
Stay tuned for updates regarding the official release date and the CD launch party! Weโ€™d love to see you all there.
๐Ÿ“น: @abediting

I am so excited to share our behind the scenes video with you.
We recorded our debut album, โ€œSongs of Our Youthโ€ at Cove City Sound Studios back in April. The album contains 11 of our favorite arrangements to perform. With music from the 1960โ€™s thru 2003, this album contains some of the biggest hits from varying genres of rock/pop music.
It is my goal that everyone who listens will find at least one track that brings them back to a certain time in their life and be able to reflect upon that time with a smile, a chuckle or perhaps a (what was I thinking) head shake.
The album is fun, generally upbeat and really showcases what it was like being a kid in the 80โ€™s and 90โ€™s.
โ€œSongs of Our Youthโ€ is available for pre-order today on Google Play and will be available on other platforms in the coming days.
Video: @abediting
Recording Engineer: @johnarbuckle
Studio: @covecitysoundstudios

Our album is sounding ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿป
I am so excited to announce that it has officially been sent over to the following platforms: @amazonmusic @itunes @googleplaymusic @iheartradio @shazam @napster @deezer @applemusic @pandora @spotify and @tidal
All 11 tracks will be available on Spotify (and hopefully all of the other outlets) on Friday, June 8th. I will be updating you guys as it becomes available so that you can head over and pre-order/purchase it.
Come back tomorrow to see some behind the scenes footage from our day in the studio.

Is it wrong that I am still obsessed with this song?
Recorded in 1992, โ€œDisarmโ€ by The Smashing Pumpkins was the third single released off of the album Siamese Dream. Billy Corgan has stated that the song represents the shaky relationship that he had with his parents while growing up.
In 1994 Disarm shot to the top of the US Mainstream Rock charts earning a peak position of number 5. The song is still popular today and is widely played on alternative rock stations across the globe.
While I am still in love with the song, I am even more obsessed with our arrangement of the tune. I hope you agree.

You did it! You made it to Friday!
We have quite a number of new fans here so I thought Iโ€™d tell you all a bit about myself and my business, Luminous Sounds.
When I began playing the viola at the age of eight, I used to practice all of the time. I loved playing but, I struggled hardcore with understanding rhythm. I am horrible when it comes to math, memorizing numbers and computations. Sadly, (for me) when playing music you also use that side of the brain. So what was a mathematically challenged, aspiring violist to do?
She played along to the radio, learning songs by ear. As a result I have always had an excellent ear, can improvise rather easily, (although it still scares me to death) and play well in tune. This also caused me to have a passion for performing current, popular music off of the radio.
Luminous Sounds was born in 2014 and has since become Long Islandโ€™s premier String Ensemble. We specialize in performing exceptional arrangements of todayโ€™s most popular music using traditional string instruments and percussion. We are most often found performing for private and corporate events but also frequently play in collaboration with other bands/artists both in concert, and in the recording studio.
While driving this musical bus takes up the bulk of my time, I also enjoy some non-musical endeavors...
I love taking road trips with my husband and pup. I love trying different foods and cocktails...I especially dig tasting menus! I also have recently begun volunteering with the local ambulance corps and am excited to begin my EMT class this summer. ๐Ÿš‘
Thanks for reading my long post! Let me know a bit about yourself and what you enjoy in the comments below!

We are getting really excited for the upcoming release of our debut album!
Luminous Sounds is actively in a state of growth and I have so much to share with you in the coming week. Of the many new things coming your way is the release of a single from the album.
Stay tuned to our feed and Insta Story for updates. We canโ€™t wait for you to see whatโ€™s been going on behind the scenes.

Itโ€™s your big moment.
You have secured your venue, sent out your invites, and purchased your dress.
You have made your way up the aisle and now, after months of planning and years in love, you are married.
What does that moment sound like? What song represents that moment to you?
We bring those moments to life. To have us provide the soundtrack to your next event, click above and send us an email.

Throwing it way back today... โ€œMy Girlโ€ by The Temptations is such a great tune and the perfect song to be played either during prelude or cocktail hour.

Turn up your volume and take a listen.
๐Ÿ“น: @abediting

Last week we had the absolute pleasure of performing during Bridal Fashion Week for The Knot Couture Show.

It was so awesome to perform alongside all of the beautiful dresses, vails, accessories and beautiful (and very tall) models.

We had such a great time. Thanks so much to @theknot and @bespokemoments for inviting us to be a part of such a great show!

Creative Direction, Styling and Logistics: @bespoke_moments l Venue @metropavilion l Installation & Floral Design: @rye_workshop l Coffee Bar: @cupacabana_ l Meringue Roses & Cookies: @themeringuebakeshopnyc l Cupcakes: @aloriacakesnyc l Rentals: @rentpatina l Photography: @bojanhohnjecstudio l Graphics: @bombshellgraphics l Entertainment: @luminoussounds
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Luminous Sounds is a boutique wedding and event music company based on Long Island. We specialize in performing exceptional arrangements of todayโ€™s most popular music using traditional string instruments and percussion.
Whether you are hosting a classy affair at home, a corporate party or outing, a large private event or are in the midst of full-on wedding planning; We are the perfect choice.
Working with 25 of New Yorkโ€™s most sought after, conservatory-trained musicians, the music for your event will be flawlessly executed with supreme attention to detail throughout the planning process.
We pride ourselves on our professionalism, punctuality, unmatched talent and care for each of our clients and their events.
If you are hosting an upcoming event, weโ€™d love to create the perfect soundtrack for you. Please click the call/email links above and reach out soon. Our remaining dates for 2018 are booking up quickly.

Thanks so much to @abediting for grabbing this shot of @johnarbuckle and I.
In case you were unsure what true concentration looks like, this is it.
Luminous Sounds returns to the studio again on Sunday. While we are done with our album, (for now) we will be recording several string tracks for the new album of @ghostofhissmile
Over the next several weeks I will be working on the post production pieces of our album. Our Go Fund Me is still active (link in bio) and weโ€™d still really appreciate your assistance as we could still use some funds towards licensing, streaming and physical CDโ€™s.

Praise The Lord!

After two 12-Hour days in the studio, we have mixed and mastered all of the tracks that will be placed on our debut album.
Big thanks to our sound engineer @johnarbuckle for all of your help, great ears and extensive patience. Thanks also to Richie Cannata @covecitysoundstudios for taking on this project and allowing us to work in your awesome space. Finally, big thanks to the awesome musicians from Luminous Sounds who performed alongside me on the album! Everything is sounding great!
I will be sure to update you as I navigate through the post-production process. Hoping that the album will be available digitally and on disk by late summer/early fall.

Iโ€™ll be spending a lot more time with this guy tomorrow.
Looking forward to mixing and mastering with the great @johnarbuckle This guy is super easy to work with, has great musical ideas and has some of the best ears in the business.
Super excited to hear how the the album is going to turn out. I have learned so much through this process and am excited for all that tomorrow brings. ๐Ÿ“ท: @abediting

We have had two marathon Saturdays this month. โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ Yesterday we performed for an awesome wedding @bellportcountryclub in the morning and then played for @creedboutique @bloomingdales for three hours. โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € ๐ŸŽป

The week before, we were here! We recorded for 6 hours and it was a full 12.5 hour day in the studio. Excited to return on Wednesday to begin the mixing/mastering process. โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € ๐Ÿ“€

Soon you will be able to purchase or stream our album whenever youโ€™d like. We are excited that we are going to be able to reach more people across the globe with our music. ๐ŸŽถ
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In the interim, if youโ€™d like to see us perform live, you can catch us tomorrow @metropavilion as we perform for The Knot Couture Show. We will be there from 11-1.
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Praise Hands!
We put down 15 tracks in 6 hours yesterday.
The album is shaping up nicely and we can wait to share some footage with you from our big day in the studio yesterday.
Thank you so much to Richie Cannata, @johnarbuckle and @erencannata from @covecitysoundstudios for your advice, guidance and support through this process! Thank you also to @abediting for coming and documenting this process through film and video. Finally, thank you to @taaalia @airrrcuh @catarinaabril and @butterscotchstanley86 for being on this journey with me. You guys are all so talented and so much fun to work with. So thankful that this is my โ€œjobโ€.

After a wonderful rehearsal last night, I am pleased to announce that we will be heading into the studio on Saturday to record our debut album!

Be sure to check out our Insta Story this weekend to see some behind the scenes footage from the big day.

This has been a huge goal of mine and I am so excited to see it begin to take form. I am so proud of the growth of this little company and all of our accomplishments both individually and as a team. Thanks so much to all of the musicians for working on this project with me and for being awesome colleagues and great friends!

Happy Birthday to this awesome lady!
Erica and I met years ago playing for The Bard Conductors Institute and have been friends ever since. She is incredibly smart, hilarious and an amazing violinist!
When not playing with Luminous Sounds, Erica is a very active NYC freelancer, performs with The Grand Rapids Symphony and enjoys playing a wide variety of contemporary-classical music. She specializes in improvisational/experimental music and it a total rockstar.
Hope you have an awesome day!
Photo: @mattbellph0tography

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