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City of Dawn

City of Dawn is an ambient project of Damien Duque from McAllen, TX. He creates Immersive and atmospheric melodic dreamy soundscapes. Aside from his mind-opening message about the effects of Ambient Music, his art also advocates for people within the Autism Spectrum.


For Damien, his music is a way of dealing with occasional anxiety attacks, depression, and Insomnia and through it, he shares his experience as a person with Asperger's Syndrome (High Functioning Autism). Any City Of Dawn album from Damien Duque will invite you into a meditational estate that is self-exploring, which journey he teaches us, can lead toward healing. Healing from our often cluttered mind, which is like the noise that surrounds us, disorganized and arbitrary, and helps us align, whence discover meaning and what he calls 'Stillness". Quietness, Silence, and Tranquility.


His mission is to spread awareness and acceptance of autism and has a goal; that people under the Autism Spectrum can do unique things and that Autism doesn't define, each individual defines Autism and themselves. Because it's not a disability, but rather a different ability. His music is a testimony that Autism doesn't stop him from reaching his success and also it brings a listening experience that is transcendent. He loves to bring listeners together to meditate and experience the sounds.

City of Dawn has released a number of albums on Heart Dance including Solace and Moonwheel, both collaborations with flutist Sherry Finzer, and the latest - Wider Than the Sky with Ross Christopher. All have received global airplay and several tracks are in rotation on the SXM Spa channel. 

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Cura is a dynamic collaboration between sound artists Joshua W Bruner, renowned for his ethereal sounds in Drift Meditation, and Damien Duque, the mind behind City Of Dawn. Together, they create music through EEG Neurofeedback and draw inspiration from their autism experiences to craft immersive, meditative, and minimalist ambient drone music that beckons you to unwind, express, and embrace stillness in a world that ceaselessly moves. Through their harmonious partnership, Cura transcends conventional music boundaries, offering more than mere melodies; it's a personal odyssey into the realms of consciousness and creativity. By delving into the intricacies of the mind with EEG Neurofeedback, Joshua and Damien break free from limitations, revealing a soundscape that resonates directly with the soul. Their unique autism perspective infuses their creations with unparalleled insight, sensitivity, and profound depth that enriches every note and beat.

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