Hampton, VA, April 26, 2007 --(PR.com
)-- Virginia-based independent record label, Crater Rock Music, LLC has released a music video for the song “Alien in My Shoes” from the album entitled “Enter the Misfit,” the long awaited debut CD from Theory of Mind. “Enter the Misfit” is currently being sold and distributed through CDBaby.com, Apple iTunes, mp3-Extension, and many other digital download sites worldwide. A percentage of CD and download sales will go towards the Autism Treatment Center of America's™ Son-Rise Program.
About the video
Alien in My Shoes, the sixth song on Theory of Mind's debut CD, Enter the Misfit, is a short film that depicts the feelings of alienation experienced by autistic people who try to conform to social standards, but find it difficult to “fit in.” It also explores some of the history of the author, Tony Belcastro, who composed, recorded, mixed and mastered the music, as well as filmed and edited the video.
The video can be viewed at http://musicnation.com:80/vccd
About Theory of Mind
Theory of Mind is the trade name used for the musical endeavors of Tony Belcastro, a high-functioning autistic savant. Tony is an experienced and talented composer and musician that has played music for over 30 years and has been a recording artist for over 20 years. He plays piano, guitar, bass, percussion and a variety of other instruments in an assortment of genres including blues, jazz, rock and classical.
About “Enter the Misfit”
“Enter the Misfit,” which took almost two years to complete, combines several musical genres into an instrumental symphonic rock, or progressive fantasy rock category, blending a multitude of lead guitar voices with jazzy rhythms, orchestral string sections and melodic keyboard lines. Almost everyone who has heard the CD has remarked that the music is very visual in nature, much like a movie soundtrack and at least one track is already being integrated into an upcoming documentary film.
According to Crater Rock Music, LLC, “Enter the Misfit” is an example of what can be accomplished by someone whose focus is so intense that while engaged in the creative process, nothing else seems to exist in the world around him. Not only did Tony do all of the composing, performing and recording, he also did the mixing and mastering, as well as the artwork for the CD; demonstrating highly specialized skills without any previous formal training.
About Crater Rock Music, LLC
Crater Rock Music, LLC was formed by Yvonne Smith, after encountering Tony Belcastro's artistic abilities, to give him an opportunity to have the experience of bringing a complex artistic project, like “Enter the Misfit” to completion.
“When I met Tony, it was so sad to see that he was unable to realize his full potential. The discouragement he had from earlier failed attempts to do something substantial with his talents was heartbreaking. I knew that with the proper tools and encouragement, Tony would be able to produce professional quality music.” (Yvonne Smith, Crater Rock Music, LLC)
Yvonne helped equip Tony, who had no stable source of income at the time, with instruments, recording equipment and an environment that he was comfortable working in; amassing huge personal debts in the process, in order for him to be able to reach out to the world with his talents.
About The Son-Rise Program
The Son-Rise Program is a highly individualized, child-centered program.
How Does The Son-Rise Program's Principles and Techniques Benefit Children With Special Needs?
Joining in a child's repetitive and ritualistic behaviors supplies the key to unlocking the mystery of these behaviors and facilitates eye contact, social development and the inclusion of others in play.
Utilizing a child's own motivation advances learning and builds the foundation for education and skill acquisition.
Teaching through interactive play results in effective and meaningful socialization and communication.
Using energy, excitement and enthusiasm engages the child and inspires a continuous love of learning and interaction.
Employing a nonjudgmental and optimistic attitude maximizes the child's enjoyment, attention and desire throughout their Son-Rise Program®.
Placing the parent as the child's most important and lasting resource provides a consistent and compelling focus for training, education and inspiration.
Creating a safe, distraction-free work/play area facilitates the optimal environment for learning and growth.
Crater Rock Music, LLC
The Option Institute
International Learning and Training Center
Autism Treatment Center of America
2080 S. Undermountain Road
Sheffield, MA 01257
Phone: 413-229-8063 x 200
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