While visiting Broome I was invited to share my Discover Breathing course with staff and co-workers of Boab Health Services. Discover Breathing, a meditative journey through relaxation and breathing, was developed and tested through years of teaching voice and breathing techniques and I am happy to announce the release of part one to this course. […]

There are many important stages to finishing an album, one of the last steps being the mixing and mastering process performed by a sound engineer who uses sophisticated software to ensure that the music will sound great on all playback devices. For my latest album, Lotus Dreams, Anchorage (Alaska) based sound engineer Peter Ratner (who […]

After successful performances of The Child Behind the Eyes in Alaska and Canada in 2016, and in 2018 in The Netherlands, performances are scheduled to continue in 2019. First performance will take place on June 19 at 7 pm at the Church of Love in Anchorage and is a Benefit performance for Hope Studios and […]

A Sutra (Sanskrit: discourse or thread) is a literary form of Mahayana Buddhist scripture that describes the path you must take to achieve the pure distillation of wisdom (Nirvana). One of their most famous Sutras is the Heart Sutra (Koro Sutra) that since its existence has been recited by millions of Buddhists worldwide. La Koro […]

The Exposition Universelle (World Fair) of 1889 was when Paris celebrated the revolution’s centennial and consolidated one hundred years of industry, art and social ideals that flowed from the great events of 1789 – a turning point in the history of French music, and modern music in general. Jakarta’s Simfonia Orchestra and Oratorio Society, led […]

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 […]