Music For A New Age
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Alas, it's unfortunate that some marketing types coined the term "new age" to describe
a form of music that, by its very nature, defies definition. After all, when you
combine the modern-day sounds of electronic synthesizers with the droning of the
ancient Aboriginal didgeridoo, what are you going to call it? Hence the term, "New
Age." The long-term affect of this appellation has been derision and confusion; many
people believe that New Age music is meant only to be listened to during meditation,
mudbaths, or mystic activities. And while any of these activities may be appropriate
for this type of music, it is my belief that music should be enjoyed for its value to
the listener, whatever that may be.
Without further ado, then, I present a collection of links to sites on the Net that
embrace the type of music I enjoy; music for a New Age.
- Dr. Simon G K Williams is a creative composer of
relaxing and moody/atmospheric new age instrumental music.
- Soundician is a 'Net-based duo from the U.K. who
produce and market their instrumental electronic music via the Web.
- Rich Ortiz offers a
"distinctly modern sound for the classical guitar" as well as FREE scores
- The name Bill Douglas should be familiar to fans of
Celtic classical and space music.
- Peter Janson at Eastern Woods Music plays music
"that speaks not only to guitar lovers, but also to lovers of soft music and those who
ache for music with depth."
- Bill Cornish is a prog-rock touring veteran, now branching out
into new realms.
- Sequoia Records specializes in Celtic and Native
American stylings, and feature the Gordon brothers, David and Steven.
- Ambient/Celtic music from New Zealand - a growing source of music these days - this time it's
Tony Burt and
"The Awakening Time."
- Is it Mythology or Atlantis...? No matter, it's all Robert
de Fresnes on the AD Music label.
- Keep your eyes peeled open for Brannan Lane. This
composer of the wonderful "Caribbean Dream" has several works in the oven that are
sure to surprise and please!
- Reviews? We're beginning a reviews section...
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I am always looking for new links to add to this page. If you've come across a site
you think deserves to be listed here, I certainly would appreciate hearing from you. (On a
side note, I'm particularly partial to "minimalistic" sites -- that is, sites that go
easy on the GIFs and JAVA stuff, and contain more content than glitz).
Sorry, there is no "guestbook," no HTML forms, or CGI enhancements. All I have to offer
is my e-mail address: (read along the left border). Thanks for thinking
of me, and please come back soon! Oh, you are the 140644th visitor to this page since July 8, 1995.
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Created on 19-June-1995. Last updated: 13-July-2000