Deuter Receives 2016 ZMR Music Lifetime Achievement Award

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A video compiled by Chaitanya Hari’s label, New Earth Records, on the occasion of his receiving the prestigious award.

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.

New Orleans, April 29, 2016 – Fans of new age, world ambient, solo piano and ambient music are heading to The Crescent City next weekend to celebrate the greatest artists in alternative instrumental music at the 12th Annual ZMR Music Awards.

Zone Music Reporter (ZMR) has announced its Lifetime Achievement Award recipient and an impressive lineup of presenters and performers for the concert event, scheduled for The Joy Theatre in New Orleans, Saturday May 7, 2016 at 8 p.m. The evening’s highlight will be honoring German born, Santa Fe based composer and multi-instrumentalist Deuter for his groundbreaking career, which began with the release of his debut album D in 1971 and has included over 60 recordings.

He is known for his meditative style which blends elements of Eastern and Western music, as well as his mastery of a multitude of ethnic instruments and continued exploration of 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,” Deuter says.

It is this very outlook that has kept him at the forefront of musical evolution for over four decades. Over the years, he has released albums with Kuckuck Schallplatten, Higher Octave Music, Celestial Harmonies and New Earth Records. His most recent albums including the compilation Eternity, an album of nature sounds he recorded himself and his newest releases Mystic Voyage, Reiki Hands of Love and Illumination of the Heart, all released in 2015.

A showcase for legendary and newer artists alike, this year’s ZMR Music Awards will feature performances by Darlene Koldenhoven, Erik Scott, Jennifer Zulli, Jonn Serrie, Louis Colaiannia, Paul Avgerinos, Robin Spielberg, Ron Korb and Terra Guitarra.

The show will be hosted by renowned music writers RJ Lannan and Bill Binkelman, with award presentations by Steven Halpern, Jennifer DeFrayne, Tom Carleno, Ricky Kej, Ann Sweeten, Erik Scott, and Candice Michelle. […]

ZMR is a New Orleans-based service company that reports music airplay and publishes monthly charts covering New Age, World, Ambient, Electronic, Solo Piano, Relaxation, Instrumental and many other genres of music. Nominations for the genre-specific awards were announced on Sunday February 21, and voting for category finalists opened on Monday, March 7. […]

Zone Music Reporter, formerly New Age Reporter, is the Industry Source for radio airplay reports for a myriad of different musical styles. ZMR tracks radio airplay of both terrestrial and internet broadcast radio stations reporting their airplay from around the world. The site features weekly broadcaster playlists, monthly airplay charts, album reviews, and annual awards as voted upon by the international programmers. –

Going into press end of May: Immortelle by Deuter

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