A compilation of original piano-based music is the foundation of New Norcia based Benedictine priest Fr Robert Nixon OSB’s new album.
Fr Robert’s musical work is well-known to many people through his role as organist at New Norcia, and his regular musical soirees.
The album, entitled Celestial Void, is a compilation and released by US label, Moon Coil Media.
The new album has already attracted favourable attention from reviewers, both in Australia and internationally.
Fr Robert, who hails from Mt Isa, Queensland was ordained in January 2018 by Perth Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB.
He studied music and education prior to entering the monastery, later working as a professional musician and music teacher for a number of years.
Speaking to The Record, Fr Robert said his inspiration for the album came from his sense of the presence of the Holy Spirit.
“The contemplation of the mystery of God’s creation,” Fr Robert said.
“And it expresses the soul’s yearning for heavenly reality,” he said.
Celestial Void, is available through the New Norcia giftshop: https://shop.newnorcia.com.au/products/celestial-void-fr-robert-nixon-cd.
Or listen to the new album here https://mooncoilmedia.com/product/father-robert-nixon-osb-celestial-void-cd/