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Peter Kater

Pianist/composer Peter Kater is known for his scores for television, film, and theater, as well as for his own recordings of light jazz and new age music. Born in Germany, Kater moved from Munich to New Jersey when he was four. He began piano lessons three years later and studied classical music until taking up rock & roll in his early teens. At the age of 18, Kater moved to Boulder, CO, where he played improvised music and lived for over a decade before moving to rural Virginia, where he built Earth Sea Studios. Until the opening of Earth Sea in early 1997, Kater had recorded exclusively for the Silver Wave label, starting with his debut release, Spirit, in 1983. He went on to release over 20 albums on Silver Wave, including highly successful collaborations with R. Carlos Nakai that resulted in, among others, How the West Was Lost, Vols. 1-2 and Migration (1992), which also received the NAIRD Best New Age Album Indie Award. Several of Kater and Nakai's recordings rose to the Top 20 of Billboard's new age chart, and a few of Kater's own releases -- which range from solo to quintet lineup -- have charted in the Top 25. Since starting his Earth Sea label, Kater has released records that include 1998's Compassion and another collaboration with Nakai entitled Winds of Devotion (1999). Source Music put out Heart's Desire in early 2001, and Inner Works: Piano & Strings, Red Moon, and Xmas Ecstacy arrived during the following years. In 2005 Kater issued the four-part Element Series: Earth, Water, Air, and Fire, the last of which landed him a Grammy nomination for Best New Age Album. Subsequent albums Faces of the Sun (2007), Ambrosia (2008), and In a Dream (2009), the latter of which was a collaboration with Sting guitarist Dominic Miller, received nominations as well. Kater's score for the 2010 animated film The Legend of Secret Pass found the artist working with a 70-piece orchestra and 50-voice choir. ~ Joslyn Layne, Rovi
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These are the best soothing sounds ever
Such a beautiful melody but eerie at the same time. This has become a fave of mine.
There is no dead girl
I read the comment about the thing that I will die and I didnt fakers
absonite
Earth Blue is stunning Peter, Thank you for so many beautiful memories that began I believe when I first heard you play at a Urantia conference in Montreal IIRC, around '87, That's a lot of great listening to a lot of great playing. Whatta powerful combination of Spirit and Talent, Peter, thanks.
prestontammy
This freaked me out it's not fake post this to 10 songs and tomorrow you'll be asked out or kissed if you break the chain you'll see a dead girl in your room. You have 53 mins. Go!
Excellent pianist, Peter's music is breathtaking and very soothing.
I love this music
nice
I love this type of music for relaxing and going to sleep
I feel so connected and a deep sense of peace while listening to this.
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Columbia
awesomemusta c h e 2 0 1 2
Impressive work you're doing, Peter!
So beautiful. I meditate and then go to sleep to this music every night. What a beautiful gift he shares with us.
tears of relaxation.
roxmargreena w a y
So very relaxing & soothing. Now I can understand how Saul felt when David played for him.
This piece I just love. The soprano sax part (I think is improvised) is beautiful. This is going on music folder on ITunes.
madimck05
I play it wen I take baths
misty.carrei r o
homework for Theology class, just became a massage table. Love it. I can almost smell the lavender oil
My dog even relaxes to this music!
Most gratifying.
If clouds could talk
I love this music
alboriz777
Definitely healing tunes, made my self think about those who are gone, brings back the great memories and good times I've. Spent with them, thanks Peter! For bringing peace to my heart and soul!
So relaxing & calming!
Awesome music, so soft in tones I could hear it over and over. It makes me think about life in general bill
Made a typo... Peter Kater's talent is a gift I enjoy, , and I thank him, as well as God Who blest him with his great talent
Utterly peaceful and comforting. I wish the same for all who hear this one by Peter Later!!!
amazing
alfredo3199
What language do you speak?
songstris
Soothing and thoughtful great artist
Heavens gate really leads listeners to a peaceful world that they only dreamed of. It was unbelievable . Thanks Peter.
Oh and you keep on doin this, and boy will you be good.
Mackie Thompson, I don't love Jordan. I love YOU.
Sunset. I happen to be doing my homework for my Disease Processes c lass that is due today and listening to this kind of music is really wonderful when you're studying. Thank you.
When I was driving truck I realized I was moving through a lot of American history, did a lot of reading and specifically Native American History. There is still a deal of it extant written by the people who lived it. The most edifying book was Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee. PBS'es How the West Was Won and the music you are listening to is its result. Yahtah Kola. DMB
purplewombat 1 9 2 3
Very relaxing. Thank you Peter!
frank Minneapolis so relaxing thank you peter
rmarino113
Inspirationa l !
lifemanageme n t i n m o t i o n
Aghh! So sexy sexy!
lifemanageme n t i n m o t i o n
Peter's music takes me away!
A little to much over played theam be over all soothing.
garijt
Life has greater meaning - thought occured to me that thebarts will be our best legacy left on this earth long after human kind has vanished
mayzer90
I love how soothing and healing his music feels.
hallieadah
So grateful for people who share their talent.
caw6369
Awesome! Purrfect for shleepin' mushic ...
=^..^=
FRANK VOLPE,f.r.c. (A.m.o.r.c.o r g . ) adds to instant daily MEDITION.
lifemanageme n t i n m o t i o n
Totally awesome! Thissound makes everything your doing, worthwhile!
lifemanageme n t i n m o t i o n
Wow! This just totally takes you away!
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