About The Band

Winners of Gold (2023), Silver (2023) and Bronze (2021) Telly Awards and an American Prize (2023) for their Worldwide Choir of Return to Me (2nd Place, Virtual Performance), composer Emil Adler, writer Julie Flanders and vocalist Marina Belica of October Project are award-winning, genre-defying recording artists, producers and content providers who collaborate in the creation of musical recordings and events.

Powered by Flanders’ words, Adler’s music, and the group’s trademark harmonies, their earlier work with SONY/Epic and subsequent recordings have been enjoyed by millions. Bridging the worlds of pop, classical, a cappella and choral, they continue to innovate the landscape of Independent Music.Powered by Flanders’ words, Adler’s music, and the group’s trademark harmonies, their earlier work with SONY/Epic and subsequent recordings have been enjoyed by millions. Bridging the worlds of pop, classical, a cappella and choral, they continue to innovate the landscape of Independent Music.

“Changing Light of Love,” the latest in the group’s waterfall release of songs from their upcoming album The Ghost of Childhood, features heart-searing vocals, signature piano, vivid lyrics and quintessential harmonies - all the elements that have won October Project millions of listeners. The music video is a multi-sensory magic carpet ride, designed to create a more relaxed state of consciousness through the flow and shifting of music and kaleidoscopic imagery.

The group’s interest in creating music with a transformative effect is also found in their video for “Lost,” a mind-expanding marriage of music and images from the James Webb Telescope, and in their Book of Rounds (2016, 2021), a song cycle centered on a new brand of ‘conscious rounds’ featuring positive messages set over the repetitive, cyclical song structure of a musical round. The Book of Rounds: Choral Edition, recorded with Chorus Austin, (Ryan Heller, Artistic Director), was on the Grammy Ballot for Best Choral Performance in 2021.

Their previous single, “This Is For You” broke new ground with Ukrainian sand artist Kseniya Simonova in the digital animation of her color paintings and was selected for the prestigious 2024 American Documentary and Animation Festival.  Like their previous collaboration, Silver Telly winner “Angels in the Garden,” it was up for a Best Music Video Grammy, marking the band’s 9th Grammy ballot appearance.

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Emanating from their work with Kseniya, October Project maintains an ongoing fundraiser, Angels For Ukraine, for the International Rescue Committee’s efforts to help women and children affected by the war.

With a mission to harmonize the world, the band’s Gold Telly winner, the Worldwide Choir of Return To Me, featured 130 performers from 18 countries, powered by the same creative team that won a Telly and Anthem Award (2021) for their widely heralded Virtual Choir of Joy, which brought together 163 singers, dancers, drummers and performers from 15 countries.

Flanders’ Genesis Prize-winning piece, Holding our Breath, written with Venezuelan composer Carlos Cordero opened 2023 with performances at the Kennedy Center & Carnegie Hall. The duo also debuted a commission this year for Dominick DiOrio and the Philadelphia Mendelssohn Chorus, one of America’s longest standing and esteemed ensembles.

Following upon the success of Doubts, an award-winning short film of a Flanders poem that was an Official Selection at nearly 30 film festivals, their newest short film, The Big Sadness, also written and narrated by Flanders, and directed by Samuel Flanders, launched under the October Project Studios arm and surged to over 250,000 YouTube views in its first month.

The band will release the full-length recording of The Ghost of Childhood in May of 2024.