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Demo Album: "Lady of the Rose--a Musical Odyssey"

Karen Harvey--a Musart Project

Lady of the Rose—a Musical Odyssey............... "BEST Songs/Music/Songwriting": NNF 2021; "Best Unproduced Script": World Cinema Milan, 2021; "Best Screenplay Award": Picasso Einstein Buddha Festival 2022; and... .

ARTIST’S STATEMENT As a nature enthusiast, I found a pressing need to try to understand the "light", and "dark". This compulsion

Lady of the Rose—a Musical Odyssey............... "BEST Songs/Music/Songwriting": NNF 2021; "Best Unproduced Script": World Cinema Milan, 2021; "Best Screenplay Award": Picasso Einstein Buddha Festival 2022; and... .

ARTIST’S STATEMENT As a nature enthusiast, I found a pressing need to try to understand the "light", and "dark". This compulsion came after witnessing the meanness of exploitation (as a "Witness for Non-violence") at Wisconsin's Northern boat landings, where white locals were pitted against Red. 'A civil war' over fishing rights, and ultimately over mineral resources tore lives apart (early 1990's). As a catharsis, from the witness of unfathomable inhumanity to 'Natives', I wrote folk songs to celebrate Life, and try to explain darkness. Many of these songs became the musical-foundation for Lady of the Rose--a Musical Odyssey.

My studio partner, Merle Wolford, was a psychotherapist and 'medicine woman'. We were both influenced by the Madonna, and traveled to Spain where her presence was strongly felt.

My hope is that this musical will touch the hearts and minds of many... and be used as a catalyst for positive change for Earth, and all populations: People, Plant, Animals.

Lady of the Rose--a Musical Odyssey is not a traditional musical theatre piece. It begins with the Big Bang & travels up into the future. It dynamically crosses musical genres as it spans time. The Musical-Odyssey breathes with elements of nature (Sun, Stars, Earth, wind, fire and water) using special soundscape and space-age-effects.

Lady of the Rose--a Musical Odyssey delightfully engages the senses. Its sonic landscapes elicit imagination, and will be best experienced in a theater as a space-stage or film production. The fantastical story takes the audience on an explorative journey filled unforgettable music and images.

As a ‘fantasy’, “Lady of the Rose…” the musical, stealthfuly faces multiple contemporary issues— it was born out of the need for spiritual uplift. It is a unique/universal adventure—ultimately a quest for meaning, and purpose in Life.

The Musical Odyssey awaits vocal recording, final orchestration/scoring, final sound editing/engineering and mastering; it offers a compelling challenge with potential for great rewards…

The MUSICAL'S GREATEST REWARD perhaps would be to help 'engender' the final shedding of male's unconscious-illusion of impotency—that is, the very young male's 'inferiority complex' that all too often persists into adulthood: a subliminal perception that the female alone holds the entire power and privilege of pro-creation. I believe this archaic false perception/ ’constellation’ is ingrained in the young masculine psyche, when he first learns that "only girls can have babies". In some individuals and cultures, this complex emerges as a crippling false sense of separateness and inferiority---one which has vexed both genders, and the entire human race...expressing itself overtly as a powerful-urge toward conquest, and domination of Earth & woman, and a nihilistic/compensatory ‘proof of power'—thus the sick-psyche's ultimate dark-alignment with the other great natural force (opposite of Creation): Death, and Destruction.

Lady of the Rose is a musical work whose time has come—a seminal exploration of the light and dark side of humanity. Its purpose is trans-formative: to engender a new greater appreciation, and care for one’s Self, Humanity and all of Earth-Life. It crosses the threshold of our new millennium, and flies in the face of darkness on wings of Creative energy, Love and Hope

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Honoring Lady of the Rose--album cover-art image by Merle Wolford

Honoring Lady of the Rose--album cover-art image by Merle Wolford

Musical Inspiration

A beautiful breezy day on the shores of Lake Superior's Chequamegan Bay. Karen and her fine furry friend, wolf-dog, Oslo


















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Musical Inspiration

A beautiful breezy day on the shores of Lake Superior's Chequamegan Bay. Karen and her fine furry friend, wolf-dog, Oslo

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Lady of the Rose--first appears as an 'Ocean Goddess', akin to  'Lady of the Lake'

Selected 'pre-release' "single-instrumental" tracks" from the Lady of the Rose--a Musical Odyssey "development-album" are offered for sale & download. (click "store" in main menu).

FREE: 
Downloads of the Script, & the Lady of the Rose "development-album" are available to schools, colleges and theatre groups for exploration for development and contest. Performance-licensing-contracts may be purchased for individual numbers or the entire Musical-Odyssey song collection (Click "STORE" in main menu bar)

Lady of the Rose--first appears as an 'Ocean Goddess', akin to 'Lady of the Lake'

Selected 'pre-release' "single-instrumental" tracks" from the Lady of the Rose--a Musical Odyssey "development-album" are offered for sale & download. (click "store" in main menu).

FREE: Downloads of the Script, & the Lady of the Rose "development-album" are available to schools, colleges and theatre groups for exploration for development and contest. Performance-licensing-contracts may be purchased for individual numbers or the entire Musical-Odyssey song collection (Click "STORE" in main menu bar)