Born in Falkenhagen, Germany, Deuter (pronounced doy-tur) taught himself the guitar, the flute, harmonica and just about every instrument he could get his 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 1970, simply entitled D, was to become a modern 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 songs, the open sea, and wind in the trees.
During the 1970s and 1980s Deuter, after travelling extensively in Asia in search of spiritual and creative inspiration, settled for a long time in Pune, India, for spiritual study. While there he produced a series of music tapes to be used in "active meditations," in which he merged Indian classical motifs, fiery drums, loops, synthesizers, bells and pastoral acoustic passages. In 1985 he relocated to Santa Fe, New Mexico where he signed with New Earth Records and furthered his ascension into the top ranks of new age musicians worldwide.
Deuter’s recordings are too many to list here.
The music of Deuter might be powerfully energetic on one release, and then quiet and meditative on the next, but it always makes for a pleasure-filled experience while assisting the listener in other ways such as relaxation, healing, balancing, meditation, mental positiveness or life therapy.
Deuter is part of the musical universe of Radio PLENITUDE.
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