Throughout history, people from all corners of the globe have woven into their myths their fascination with the famous star cluster known as the Pleiades. The legends surrounding these stars have had an enormous influence on the human psyche and the collective awareness of our place in the cosmos. The Pleiades, also known as the […]

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 […]

Indigenous to Armenia, the Duduk is a double-reed woodwind instrument made of apricot wood, with a distinctive velvety and deeply evocative sound. Often played in a pair to create a richer, more haunting sound, the first player plays the melody, while the second one plays a steady drone called dum. Variations of the Armenian Duduk are […]

Moving to the here and now, Liquid Zen ebbs and flows within a new experimental genre called Spacemusic. It will be released on my new album “Lotus Dreams”. This eclectic sub-genre of new-age music is described by Stephen Hill (co-founder of the radio show “Hearts of Space”) as “music that evokes a feeling of contemplative […]

The Hearts of Space radio program featured Christel Veraart’s music in two recent programs dedicated to the wintry north: Polaris – Feb 1 Featured Aurora from Polar Suite Frozen Times – Feb 8 Featured Trance from Arctic Aquarelles and Alyeska from Polar Suite Hearts of Space is a weekly syndicated public radio show in the […]