Topic: William Hoshal
Nominated "Best New Age Song" ONE SKY at 7th annual Independent Music Awards
The Debut CD, A RUMOR OF THE SUN is a musical collage of settings focusing on the haunting voice of the Native American Flute. This beautiful instrument blends itself seamlessly into the worlds of jazz, ambient, and meditative, ranging from contemplative melodies to rhythmically charged improvisations. A native of the Pacific Northwest, Bill draws influence from many musical worlds, including classical, jazz, and commercial. An award-winning composer and arranger, his music has been featured in jazz festivals and the concert stage both here and abroad. A lifelong fascination with indigenous music and an interest to connect with his own distant heritage ultimately led him to the Native American flute. Influenced by masters like R. Carlos Nakai, he began incorporating the traditions of the flute into the harmonic and rhythmic structures of jazz and contemporary classical music.