Deuter, the German multi-instrumentalist was born in a small German town – Falkenhagen, in 1945. He taught himself the guitar, flute, harmonica and “just about every instrument I could get my hands on,” though it wasn’t until after a near-fatal car crash in his early twenties that he decided to pursue a career in music.
His first release in 1971, titled D, is widely acknowledged as a Krautrock classic. D marked the beginning of Deuter’s spiritual and musical journey, ostensibly paving the way for a new genre of music known as New Age, which combined acoustic and electronic elements with ethnic instrumentation and nature sounds, such as whale and bird song, the open sea, wind in the trees, etc.
Over the years, he has continued to learn and master a vast array of instruments, including various drums, the koto, the shakuhachi flute, sitar, Tibetan singing bowls, santoor, piano, bouzouki, and keyboard. He’s recorded and released over 60 albums and has sold too many to count. All the while, he has never ceased to explore new frequencies and resonances.
“One thing that is important for me is that I love dancing on the edge of the unknown—to play around and open doors I haven’t walked through before”, he says. It is this very outlook that has kept him at the forefront of musical evolution for over 40 years.
He works and lives in the mountains outside of Sante Fe, New Mexico, creating the contemplative, healing music he’s become known for today.
His most recent albums include the compilation Eternity: Notes from a Planet, an album of nature sounds he recorded himself, and the upcoming Reiki Hands of Love, an offering for the powerfully healing art of reiki.
This video contains the second CD by Deuter of the meditative music of Tibetan bowls, named Tibet: Nada Himalaya 2. Watch more documentaries on insightstate.
“The sounds of his CD by Deuter are soothing, calming, and induce positive vibrations.” – Lama Gyaltsen’s quote.