Christopher Bono's life has taken him on the unlikely path of highly-scouted baseball prospect to classical composer. His latest recording, BARDO, initially began as part of a project commissioned for a performance in a tower that took place on a spiral staircase. The initial four "Bardo" tracks were later accompanied by ambient interludes, expanding the collection into a full album. Musically, it ranges from full-on classical music to echoing post-rock to gentle, ambient textures. Recorded in Prague, BARDO is thematically intended as a requiem for a friend, a meditation on the Tibetan Book of the Dead, and the spiritual journey of the tarot character of "the fool."

BARDO will be released on July 15. Pre-order from iTunes.

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