Currently in post-production — the film Merope – A Journey to Authenticity features one of the 7 tracks of my award winning album Pleiades. The track Merope is featured in this short film by Juan Carlos Zaldivar, and besides my music and story it highlights dance & choreography by Jordan Pelliteri, visual art by Amy […]

Last month I was hired by Google through the Max Steiner Agency to create the music, sound design and effects for their Celebrating Pizza Google Doodle that will launch on December 6. Google Doodles are special, temporary alterations of Google’s homepage logo’s intended to commemorate holidays, events, achievements, and notable historical figures of particular countries. […]

At some point in our lives we all ask ourselves: “Where is home?” Many people that move to a new country find themselves adjusting to their new environments while, at the same time, being nostalgic for their home lands. Our memories of what “home” feels like tends to be tied to nostalgia and is connected only to the […]

Images Mixed is a collaboration of award winning composer Christel Veraart and Chris Jules. They met in Alaska where Christel was about to perform at the Anchorage Museum and needed a hand. Running video, sound and perform are just too much for one person. Rumor had it that Chris, who for many years had been […]

Christel Veraart’s perception of the famous mantra Om Mani Padme Hum as a guardian spirit that soars above our world, extending thus her blessing. A brush between her personal Western musical roots, and the ancient invocations revealed to Hindu sages in the deepest states of their meditation. Om Mani Padme Hum, according to Tibetan culture, is said […]

Media Release (PDF) Lotus Dreams is the latest album from award-winning musician Christel Veraart. The lotus is a universal symbol of tranquility and renewal, its exquisite flower opening, petal by perfect petal, as it rises out of the muddy waters of its origins. In this album, Christel Veraart explores that theme through both eastern and […]

The shakuhachi is a testament to the elegance of traditional Japanese culture, and produces a sound that is said to replicate the full range of natural life on earth. I love the sound and meditative quality of this Japanese bamboo flute, and used it in Elegy for a Cherry Tree. In this song it complements […]

My latest album “Lotus Dreams” retains the meditative quality of my previous albums, exploring similar themes inspired by nature. I often use a mix of Eastern and Western instruments, but here the feel is distinctly Asian. In Bamboo Mist I explore a fusion of influences, a mix of instruments from around the globe that reflect my […]

Rimba Kuna (old jungle) is one of two tracks (the other one is Jalak Bali) on “Lotus Dreams” that has strong South-East Asian influences. I used the Indonesian gamelan orchestra to give voice to the Indonesian rainforest, which is home to some of the world’s rarest animals and plants. An instrument with a sound and […]