9 time Grammy nominee/multi-platinum selling Pianist/Composer Peter Kater has been leading innovator of contemporary instrumental music for over 3 decades. His music has been heard all over the world from Healing Centers to the Olympics and Carnegie Hall. He's performed for presidents and dignitaries; scored the music for over 100 TV & Film productions including 11 On & Off-Broadway dramatic plays and is a proud recipient of the Environment Leadership Award from the United Nations.
HEART OF THE UNIVERSE is a ground-breaking musical partnership between multi-Grammy Award nominated pianist, Peter Kater, and renowned Sacred Chantress, Snatam Kaur. We invite you on a journey through the intimate pathways of these soulful songs and ancient mantra chants enlivened by soaring piano arrangements and the rich textures of the Macedonia Radio Symphonic Orchestra.
Allow yourself to surrender and fall deeply yet lightly into this very personal unfolding and you may just find your Self at the Heart of the Universe. $12.99
In their first recording together in over 10 years, Native American Flutist, R. Carlos Nakai and Pianist/Composer, Peter Kater, stand once again united on sacred ground. Joined by legendary reedman, Paul McCandless; etherial vocalist, Trisha Bowden; and celebrated cellist, Jaques Morelenbaum, RITUALinvokes a rich and soulful exploration of Self within a musical landscape created through deep listening, presence and love.
"RITUAL is a thing of beauty, flowing from one track to the other . . . there is something deeper going on here, a melding of intelligence with heart, a musical hybrid that speaks to both the listener's mind and the listener's soul. Superb . . . sublime, Ritual will almost certainly land on many critics' Top 10 lists for 2014." - Bill Binkelman, Zone Music Reporter
Peter's Recent Releases
ILLUMINATION takes us on an inner journey in four movements laced with sweet spaciousness and an alluring landscape of heart centered instrumentation. Peter's soul stirring piano, keyboards, vocals and Native American flute; Michael Fitzpatrick's poignant cello; Trisha Bowden's angelic vocals; Mark Miller and Bob Rebholz's rich soprano saxophones and Todd Boston's glistening acoustic guitar combine to create an atmosphere of love, compassion, healing and expansiveness that invites and nurtures the flame of Illumination. GRAMMY Nominated for Best New Age Album 2013
LIGHT BODY was created as an uplifting and supportive audial companion for life's many challenges, transitions and metamorphosis. It has been found to be particularly healing, comforting and inspiring for people facing everything from common daily stress, disease, trauma and even the process of dying. Trisha Bowden provides beautiful wordless vocals and Paul McCandless plays wind and reed instruments enhancing Peter's emotional and spacious piano and synth work. Using the seven chakras as a map, this is a musical journey towards love, peace and acceptance than can provide significant relief to individuals and loved ones facing changing circumstances. Grammy nominated for Best New Age album 2012
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