Peter's New Release!
"Patterns of Reflection"
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1. Terra Nova
3. Little One
5. Child of Light
7. Tantra of Love
9. Modern Times
11. For Love and Honor
16. Tulipe Time
This music is born out of my own very personal journey’s into the realms of radiant light and celestial sound that I have been exploring from the first moment the harp came into my life almost 20 years ago. As a sacred instrument that has been used and honored the world over for mellenia the harp has a unique ability to reflect in sound the harmonic structure of the cosmos like no other instrument. It is with this intention that I sat down at my harp one night and ventured forth into the great sea of sound that reverberates thru out the universes. Without a specific destination in mind, I allowed inspiration to flow thru my improvosations, surrendering to the great unifying force of the cosmic sound current. What you hear on this recording was born on that night as one track after the next came forth effortlessly as precious gems from my heart of hearts. Like a painter of sound I worked for one year adding the other instruments and layers to bring to life this ever unfolding sonic sculpture. May the blessing be!
From Bill Binkelman. Zone Music Reporter critic: Patterns of Reflection is harpist/flutist/keyboardist Peter Sterling's twelfth album and marks his return to his "New Age" roots. After the world beat flavored The Sands of Time, the solo harp Silhouette and the unique wind-harp recording Circles of Light, the artist (along with a great cast of guest stars) on Patterns… offers the listener sixteen tracks of cheerful bliss. Sterling infuses his music with joyfulness but also a clear sensation of relaxation to soothe the troubled heart.
Besides Sterling (electric harp, keyboards, and flute, vocals), Patterns of Reflection adds the musical talents of flutist/wind instrumentalist Richard Hardy, violinist Dov, bassist William Aura, guitarist Bruce BecVar, table player Michael Reidinger and vocalists Ani Williams and Crystal Bliss. Despite abundant musical variety, this is a unified artistic statement, owing to Sterling's superb harp playing which dominates the CD.
Standout tracks include: The lively opening song "Terra Nova," "Onward and Upward" which builds to a pleasantly subtle sensation of crescendo, the delightful harp, violin, and flute number "Honey Dew Drop," and "The Emerald Forest" on which Sterling displays his fast tempo technique, accented by great flute melodies and lots of twinkling bell tones, painting a musical picture of walking among tall trees with sunlight peeking through the overhead canopy.
Peter Sterling has a special affinity for the harp, crafting music that, by turns, delights, soothes, and captivates listeners. Patterns of Reflection demonstrates not just his technical mastery of harp playing, but also his skill as an ensemble leader as well as his ability to vary his music without losing his prime focus.