AUTUMN TEARS BIOGRAPHY
Autumn tears - USA neoclassical band. AUTUMN TEARS GENRES
Created in September 1995, by Erika (vocals, musical arrangements), and Ted (keyboards and piano, musical arrangements, vocals). After an intensive period of song writing and rehearsing, they entered West Sound Studios to commit to tape the works they had created. In April of 1996, their first CD, "Love Poems for Dying Children: Act I" was released through Dark Symphonies, their own record label. The music of "Love Poems..." consisted of symphonic arrangements designed to evoke intense emotions of sadness and loneliness in the listener. Influences include ancient chants, classical music, and contemporary artists (Dead Can Dance, Anchorage, Stoa, Enya).
In May 1997, Autumn Tears released their second full-length album, "The Garden of Crystalline Dreams - Love Poems for Dying Children: Act II."
Erika left Autumn Tears after "Act II's" release to pursue writing her novel. New vocalist Jennifer LeeAnna was recruited due to her extensive experience and tremendous talent. The first release of "Act I" was originally supposed to be limited to 2000 copies and sold out quickly, but due to an overwhelming amount of requests it was re-released with a new layout and artwork in 1998. All tracks were remixed and remastered. As a bonus, an additional and exclusive track titled "The Intermission," was also included on the repress, in which Jennifer LeeAnna made her debut appearance.
In December 1999, Erika rejoined Autumn Tears as a full-time member.
In July of 1999, Autumn Tears released a mini-CD titled "Absolution."
In June of 2000, The band finished their third full length album and most epic release so far, "Love Poems for Dying Children, Act III: Winter and the Broken Angel."
In 2004, after four years of silence, the band recorded the album "Eclipse", witch is described, in Autumn Tears Official Homepage, as "the most epic, conceptual, and fullest neoclassical piece of music they have ever offered. Lush strings, acoustic guitars, and woodwinds accompany soaring orchestral soundscapes, painting the backdrop for a staggering array of vocal performances that range from operatic and classical solos to Baltic choral passages and duets."
2007. After a decade evolving, the band has finally shed its shell of neoclassical, darkwave and gothic sound, in place of a more traditional classical and chamber music style. Drawing influences from such masters as Bach, Brahms, Hayden, Mahler and a host of others, Autumn Tears boasts rich and diverse musical arrangements based on music theory. In place of the usual keyboards and samples, "The Hallowing" employs fully live, authentic classical instrumentation including a live string section, woodwinds, oboe, french horn and haunting, operatic vocals.
Composition, arrangements, original lyrics - Ted Tringo
Lead and backing vocals, revised lyrics - Laurie Ann Haus
Flute, Clarient - Terran Olson
Strings, snare drum - Greg Ball
French Horn - Cathleen Torres
Oboe - Maya Glovinsky
Harp - Tanya Brody
The West Coast String Players:
Violin - Angela Hsu
Viola - Emily Packard
Erika - Lead and backing vocals, composition and keyboards.
Jennifer LeeAnna - Lead and backing vocals, vocal arrangements, composition and keyboards.
1996 Love Poems for Dying Children, Act I
1997 Love Poems for Dying Children, Act II: Garden Of Crystalline Dreams
2000 Love Poems for Dying Children, Act III: Winter and the Broken Angel
2007 The Hallowing
Neo-Classical Experimental Music
AUTUMN TEARS LYRICAL THEMES
AUTUMN TEARS ORIGIN
United States of America (Billerica, MA), formed in 1995
AUTUMN TEARS CURRENT RECORD LABEL
Dark Symphonies Records
AUTUMN TEARS STATUS
AUTUMN TEARS CURRENT LINE-UP
Ted Tringo - Composition, arrangements, piano, keyboards and vocals.
Laurie Ann Haus - Vocals (ex-Ephemeral Sun, Todesbonden, Rain Fell Within, Ol Sonuf, Anomalous Feather)
Greg Ball - Upright contrabass and classical guitar.
Terran Olson - Clarinet and flutes. (Maudlin of the Well)
AUTUMN TEARS PREVIOUS LINE-UP
Erika Swinnich - Lead and backing vocals, composition and keyboards. (Ignitor)
Jennifer LeeAnna - Lead and backing vocals, vocal arrangements, composition and keyboards (also in Awaiting Destiny)