Terra Rising Records Visits Pioneer

The Pioneer Center’s Music Therapist, Kris Ramsey, in a therapy session with Trey Pontius while videographer, Chris Greco, records.

The Pioneer Center’s Music Therapist, Kris Ramsey, in a therapy session with Trey Ponitious while videographer, Chris Greco, records.

The students’ first full day back after the holiday break was indeed an exciting one. Michael Ricucci, founder of Terra Rising Records came to visit and brought along a videographer. The duo came to observe music therapy sessions and conduct interviews as part of a documentary they are creating.

Through music and film, Terra Rising Records strives to capture the culmination of the human beat through creative collaborations and projects to celebrate just how universal the language of music can be.

Michael says the ultimate goal of the project is to “help expand music therapy to areas where it doesn’t exist and strengthen it where it does.”

The company began as a quiet idea in the mind of Michael Ricucci in the summer of 2011. Originally, Terra Rising Records was designed to be a record label that helped raise money for Music Therapy but it has since grown into much more.

Since 2011, Michael and Terra Rising have barnstormed throughout the US filming a feature length documentary highlighting the power of music to heal and connect as seen through Music Therapy.  In the winter of 2013 Terra Rising hosted its first event at The Artisphere in Arlington, VA that has since spawned multiple events nationwide.

Terra Rising is in the midst a full 4 month US/Canadian tour to wrap filming for the documentary while also collecting and distributing instruments through “Beat Teams” events that have already been set up in chapter-cities.

We at Pioneer were happy to host Terra Rising for the day, and proud to be a part of his documentary project.

To find out more about Terra Rising Records, click here.

 

Music Therapist, Kris Ramsey, poses with Terra Rising Records Founder, Michael Ricucci, and his partner/videographer, Chris Greco.

Music Therapist, Kris Ramsey, poses with Terra Rising Records Founder, Michael Ricucci, and his partner/videographer, Chris Greco.

 

 

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