Deuter: New Age Music

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Deuter

From the music video description: Born in postwar Germany, Deuter taught himself the guitar, the flute, harmonica and just about every instrument he could get his hands on, though it wasn’t until after a near-fatal car crash in his early twenties that he decided to pursue a career in music. His first release in 1970, simply entitled D, was to become a modernist classic. D marked the beginning of Deuter’s spiritual and musical journey, ostensibly paving the way for a new genre of music known as “New Age,” which combined acoustic and electronic elements with ethnic instrumentation and nature sounds, such as whale and bird songs, the open sea, wind in the trees, etc.

During the 1970s and 1980s Deuter, after travelling extensively in Asia in search of spiritual and creative inspiration, settled for a long time in Pune, India. Over the years, Deuter has continued to learn and master a vast array of instruments, including various drums, the shakuhachi flute, the koto, sitar, Tibetan singing bowls, santoor, bhuzuki, piano, and keyboard. He’s recorded and released over 60 albums and has sold too many to count. All the while, Deuter has never ceased to explore new frequencies and resonances. “One thing that is important for me is that I love dancing on the edge of the unknown – to play around and open doors I haven’t walked through before,” says Deuter. It is this very outlook that has kept him at the forefront of musical evolution for over 35 years.

Deuter now lives and works in the mountains outside Santa Fe, New Mexico, creating the contemplative, healing music he’s become known for today.

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