of the Moon — David Michael &
Randy Mead — A full hour of romantic world-fusion music, featuring Celtic harp
and flutes. Ben Wertheimer joins them with exotic stringed and percussion
instruments from India, Africa and the Middle East. Joe Euro’s Spanish guitar
adds a touch of passion.
of the Sky — David Michael
& Friends — A lively
work of World Fusion music featuring 30 different instruments from 5 continents,
tied together by David Michael's assortment of stringed instruments which
include guitars, harp, zithers and viola-da-gamba. These simple melodies
draw heavily on the western folk tradition, as well as (East) Indian music and
other ethnic sources.
of Winds — David Michael — While
performing outdoors, the wind often adds a ghostly dimension to the harp’s
voice, an elusive sound which is difficult to capture cleanly on a recording.
ISLE OF WINDS succeeds in doing just that. The wind interacting with the harp
was recorded on a warm spring day at Chinese Gardens in Port Townsend,
Washington. This suite for solo harp is naturally enhanced by the string action
caused by the gentle breezes. Included are many passages where David responds
musically to the wind events, creating a unique sound, a milestone in harp music
and an effective interplay with nature.
Passage — David Michael & Randy
Mead — Features lyrical melodies performed acoustically on Celtic harp and
flutes with a sprinkling of other instruments such as violin and hammer
dulcimer. This soothing, romantic collection of memorable themes sweeps the
listener through the centuries and around the world. The music is largely
inspired by the beauty of the Olympic Peninsula.
Zealand — David Michael — Let
the magic of David Michael's harp transport you to Aeotearoa. (The Maori
name of New Zealand which means "land of the long white cloud.")
The compositions were largely inspired by David's impressions of this land with
its crystal clear skies.
Rising — David Michael
& Randy Mead — This
second duo album from Michael & Mead again masterfully interlaces Celtic
harp and zithers with myriad wind instruments. This time, a more up-tempo
mood is achieved through the addition of tasteful and spirited percussion on
Reveries — David Michael —
Explorations on Germania harp (an extremely rare 51 stringed, two layered
zither) blended with Celtic harp, flute, panflute, cello, guitars and more. This
shimmering cascade of wintery sounding music is perfect for the holidays and
appropriate for any time of year. Guests include Joe Euro on classical guitar
and Randy Mead on flutes.