Tranquil Light is the alternate side of electronic-singer-songwriter, Meredith Blis. This new project merges her passion for yoga with her producer skill-set alongside her background in both piano & classical composition.
“I am so grateful for the opportunity to combine my passions in a musical setting that it intended to bring healing and light to others”
Before Meredith headed off down the songwriting path, she studied classical composition at The Juilliard School in New York City. Since that time, both classical music and arranging have always held a special place in her heart.
“Oftentimes in life when I was going through something, I would create instrumentals on piano. Playing classical music has always resonated deeply within my spirit - because even in moments when I felt like the world around me was falling apart, the notes on the page always made sense.”
The piano has always been a source of both solace and joy for Meredith. Tranquil Light is an opportunity to share that piece of her creative voice.
While living in Taos, NM, Meredith discovered Kundalini Yoga. This practice has been a source of strength and healing for her. She became a certified instructor in 2007 and since that time has taught various classes and workshops including her self-created Voga Yoga for voice and creativity, as well as Bound Lotus Meditation, which she has practiced daily for over 8 years.
While learning the recording software Ableton Live at Berklee Online, she fell in love with the process of creating music with looping and soundscapes and started spending more time in the studio producing tracks which included instrumental compositions.
German label SyWa Records fell in love with Meredith's piano-based compositions, the simplicity of her arrangements and her unique sound that couples modern electronic elements with orchestral instrumentation, and the result of their partnership is the album you can hear today.
Why the name Tranquil Light?
“For me music is about sharing the light - especially in this format where I want people to listen for healing, relaxation, improved sleep, yoga practice and meditation. And alongside of that, I want people to feel peace and tranquility as they experience the music.
I chose the Lotus as a symbol because it of its association with spiritual enlightenment, it’s simple beauty and I’ve always loved the idea that it is able to blossom from the mud. Our world today is so fraught with challenges and ‘psychic mud’ I want to remind people that we have the strength to access our peace within, bloom in the midst of chaos and that transformation is always possible.”
- Meredith Blis
- Meredith Blis - Music Composition and Production
- Mike Green (Pixelwerk Studios, Nashville)
Mixing / Mastering and Graphic Design
- Katie Gross - Album Art
- Thank You to Sylkie Monoff and Walter Putz of Sywa Records