Rusty Crutcher travels to sacred sites throughout the world. While in the stillness of nature and place, he sketches his musical ideas and records the environmental sounds, much like the Barbizon painters of the 19th century. These soundscapes are meant to take you to Delphi and if you’ve been there, to re-stimulate your experience.
Press release by LAZZ Promotions
The album features duduk, pan pipes, kithara, drums, bells, choirs, synths, and sound design.
Rusty Crutcher is a composer, producer, multi-instrumentalist and inventor. He is best known as an acutely perceptive and a technically accomplished composer of music for beauty’s sake, trance states, relaxation, massage, yoga, inspiration, and health. Crutcher combines these diverse talents in his internationally acclaimed Sacred Sites Series and Quiet Music.
The six releases to date in the Sacred Sites Series emerge from a union of location-specific compositions with environmental sounds recorded at places and events of exceptional spiritual energy. Sites include Glastonbury, England; Machu Picchu, Peru at the time of the Harmonic Convergence, lively animal recordings from the Amazon Basin; solstice and equinox events at Chaco Canyon, New Mexico; ocean and animal sounds during a total solar eclipse at La Paz, Baja California; and sounds from the Great Serpent Mound, a Native American site in southern Ohio.
For more information and music samples, see rustycrutcher.com.