Featuring the works of seven composers, including Raisa Orshansky, PRISMA VOL. 3 follows up the success of the first two PRISMA installments with symphonic music that is both innovative and deeply alluring.

Today, Raisa is our featured artist in “The Inside Story,” a blog series exploring the inner workings and personalities of our composers and performers. Read on to discover how this season of spring and the natural landscape of Canada bring out her creativity.

When did you realize that you wanted to be an artist?

I realized that music is such important thing in my life when I was 11 years old. After listening to music performed on tsimbaly I fell in love with the beautiful sound of this 78 string percussion instrument. I decided: when I grow up I’ll become an artist sending with my music messages of love and joy!

If you could make a living at any job in the world, what would that job be?

I would continue composing music and recording.

If you could instantly have expertise performing one instrument, what instrument would that be?

I would choose music workstation Korg Kronos which is perfect for composing and music production.

What does this album mean to you personally?

I am happy that my music has been beautifully performed and recorded with Janáček Philharmonic Orchestra. Thank you PARMA for making it happen!

Is there a specific feeling that you would like communicated to audiences in this work?

I want to share with audience my beliefs that spring is not so much a season as a state of mind. Creativity blooms with my internal “spring.” Let’s be creative and follow your dreams!

If you could spend creative time anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?

I like the place where I live right now, Canadian nature is an amazing source for creativity. But if my family is with me I can spend creative time living at any place of the world.

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PRISMA VOL. 3 featuring Restoration by Scott Brickman is now available to stream or purchase through Navona Records. Click here to explore this new album.