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Christine Dickinson's music is born out of her unique heritage as a fourth-generation Montanan, a daughter of the mountains and plains of her beloved homeland. Raised in a household where classical music shared equal time with Methodist hymns, she learned to play the piano from her mother, a homesteader's daughter.
"I learned early on that music was a way to bring the sacred into the everyday world, to find the hidden beauty waiting at the heart of the most ordinary experiences."
Christine is most at home musically composing at the piano she grew up with. Sitting in our living room, it is a constant in our family's life. Here, she begins the slow steady process of carving out a new piece of music, working with it until she feels it's ready to record.
"This instrument is my voice, my way of expressing emotions and ideas that words don't reach. I don't try to analyze or figure out where my songs come from; I'm just grateful for each new piece that comes into being. They all start right here..."
An acomplished musician on a number of other instruments, Christine plays the soprano and alto recorders, the bodhran (an Irish drum), pennywhistle, viola and fiddle. But it is at the piano where she creates her most personal music, the "quiet storm of sound" that can be heard on our recordings.
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