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Halloween's Roots Celebrating the Dead

Halloween's Roots Celebrating the Dead

…Halloween in modern times has evolved from a merging of its early Christianity roots with secular horror novels like Frankenstein and Dracula. The dark and evil connotation associated with the skull emanates from the early Christian concept of Golgotha,

"a reminder of death and the transitory quality of human life" and is consequently found in memento mori and vanitas compositions; skulls have therefore been commonplace in Halloween, which touches on this theme. Traditionally, the back walls of churches are "decorated with a depiction of the Last Judgment, complete with graves opening and the dead rising, with a heaven filled with angels and a hell filled with devils" (Leslie n.d.)…

Visionary Quest Records releases Music Video Island Unto Myself by Tito Abeleda

Visionary Quest Records releases Music Video Island Unto Myself by Tito Abeleda

Island unto Myself has a sad tranquil, contemplative ambience as if one were alone on an island in the middle of the Pacific ocean. The flutes and clarinet add a very dreamy quality to the music, while the cello echoes sadness and loneliness. Island Unto Myself is a dreamy yet sad piece composed for Chamber Ensemble of 2 flutes, 1 clarinet, and string ensemble. It expresses the emotions and feelings that envelope us during times of sadness - that feeling of 'aloneness' because sorrow is so personal and individual to each of us that we shut down to process and heal….

Never Forget

Never Forget

We all remember 9/11. It is etched in our minds deeply and profoundly. We also have our personal stories of sadness and sorrow that are etched in our minds with the same gravity and depth. At the time the pain is so great and unbearable. We ask ourselves how will we ever recover from this. But the human spirit is filled with such strength and resilience. When we do come back,…

The Evolution of an Artist and his Independent Label: A Story in Every Song

The Evolution of an Artist and his Independent Label: A Story in Every Song

The music of Tito Abeleda is created from two vantage points: dance/fitness point of view and/or director/choreographer point of view - a story in every song.   Visionary Quest Records (VQR) continues to evolve and expand its listener base from its first steps with EDM genre music by creating more diverse instrumental music tied to the common denominators of dance, fitness, and/or a story in every song – meaning those who can imagine the stories being told in its songs or those inspired to tell their own stories.   Love Lost: Finding Your Fire Again is that first step of this label's evolution….

Tito Reveals Another Side with Upcoming Neoclassical | New Age EP

Tito Reveals Another Side with Upcoming Neoclassical | New Age EP

On December 31, 2018 Visionary Quest Records releases Tito Abeleda’s latest single - EP length - entitled Love Lost: Finding Your Fire Again. The song keeps to the label’s dance foundation but ballet dancers and/or contemporary dancers may find a particular liking to this neoclassical piece….

Defiance: Fight for Truth - released today!

Defiance: Fight for Truth - released today!

Visionary Quest Records releases Defiance: Fight for Truth today. Its epic message musically conveys the need for society to stop the incivility and needless battle over truth vs. ‘truth.’ Truth is…