The Fourth Messenger at NYMFThe Fourth Messenger has just completed a weeklong run at the New York Musical Festival, including several sold out shows. Vienna’s score was praised as “delightfully eclectic” and “haunting; the harmonies were complex and memorable.”

The studio album of The Fourth Messenger featuring Vienna as Mama Sid is available on iTunes, as well as physical CDs and the script through Port Merchandise.

The Fourth Messenger album coverAfter a successful premiere run in 2013, Vienna’s first musical project with playwright Tanya Shaffer will now be available on a studio recording. The complete script will also be released to provide context for the songs. The Fourth Messenger album will be released on November 10, 2015 in digital and CD formats, and the script will be available as a PDF and collectible book. Vienna sings the lead role of Mama Sid, a modern, female version of the Buddha with a hidden past. Pre-order now on Bandcamp.

To celebrate, Vienna and company will perform at two release shows in the Bay Area:
Sat 7 Nov Berkeley, CA – Freight & Salvage
Sun 8 Nov Mill Valley, CA – Throckmorton Theatre
The main shows will be comprised of Fourth Messenger songs, followed by a meet-and-greet and signing, and then an all-request afterparty set in the spirit of the Bay Area holiday tradition.

Photos of the recording sessions by Aims tour photographer Karen Shih can be found on The Fourth Messenger‘s Facebook page.

Jun 4 2014

Acclaim for Aims

Aims has celebrated several notable milestones in the months since its release, including:

The crowd-funded video for “Level Up” is now available to watch, premiered by USA Today!

For the full list of people involved in the making of the video—including the many Kickstarter backers who contributed to Vienna’s campaign—check out the “Level Up” video credits page.

For today’s album release, WIRED has published a feature with Stephen Von Worley of Data Pointed, creator of the map of the Detroit used on the cover of Aims. Both Von Worley and Vienna weigh in on their interpretations of the data.

The album is now available to purchase digitally on iTunes, Amazon, and losslessly on Bandcamp. Digital and physical versions are available through Port Merchandise. Stream it for free, and share it with your friends on Spotify, Rdio, and SoundCloud.