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Where We Are explores the temporary nature of human existence against the majesty of our natural world. The composition interweaves Simi’s violin, acoustic guitar, voice, and body percussion with David’s piano, EMS Synthi, and string arrangement. Simi opens a briefcase that Simi's father left for her after his death in the winter of 2010. The tears are raw and authentic. The cosmic letting go opens up the surreal world that David and Simi occupy. David writes a note to the future. None of know where we are going. Where are where we are - but where is that really? Shot at the edge of winter/spring in the lush Catskill Mountains of Upstate New York and Beethoven Hall in New York City.
Simi: Vocals, Solo Violin, Body Percussion, Acoustic Guitar
David Baron: Steinway A, EMS Putney, Programming
Dana Lyn: Violin and Viola
Clara Kennedy: Cello
David Baron's work has sold millions. As a producer, arranger, performer, orchestrator and engineer his credits include The Lumineers, Shawn Mendes, Meghan Trainor, Lenny Kravitz, Michael Jackson, Peter Murphy, Simone Felice, Melanie De Biasio and Bat For Lashes.
David arranged and conducted strings for Shawn Mendes on 'Bad Reputation' from the number 1 album in 65 countries 'Illuminate Deluxe'. He played piano, organ and baritone saxophone on one of the biggest selling singles of all time ('All About That Bass' Meghan Trainor). He performed on The Lumineers #1 Billboard Album 'Cleopatra' and produced and co-wrote both 'Strangers' by fellow Woodstock artist Simone Felice and 'Ninth' with Peter Murphy. David provided synths, programming, production and mixing to 'The Bride' (Bat For Lashes) which was shortlisted for Mercury Music Prize 2016.
More recently he scored a film for The Lumineers called 'Cleopatra's Story'. And is currently scoring Gregory Colbert's follow up to the award winning Ashes & Snow (edited by Oscar winning Pietro Scalia, soundtrack by Jóhann Jóhannsson). Both films are narrated by
Woodstock singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and visual artist Simi Stone cannot be contained in a single word or sentence. Simi's alluring presence both in the studio and onstage will fill you with joy and wonder. She attended the New York Conservatory for the Arts - acting, dance and voice, studied classical violin from the age of eight, and started writing music since age nine. Simi has just completed a new album titled “ The Rescue" due out in late spring 2017 with collaborator David Baron. Simi Stone has worked with various artists such as Natalie Merchant, Conor Oberst, David Byrne, filmmaker Gregory Colbert and many more…Simi will be on tour with the New Pornographers this April through June 2017.
Beethoven Hall was build on the Lower East Side around 1860, important to socialist and labour movements before becoming a film studio. In 2016 David recorded much of his album there to be released on the 100 year anniversary of Marxist revolutionary Leon Trotsky's infamous address “You do not want any militarism or any government which is not of any help to the working class, but which is always prepared ready to fire on the working class, and is the enemy of the working class. It is now time that you do away with it once and forever.”
Later in the 20th Century it became home to film studio Mother's Sound Stages where tonnes of tv and film were shot including fight scenes from Raging Bull and several episodes of The Honeymooners.