A Sonic Journey
The sounds and rhythms he creates come from his visceral response to nature. Ambient music pioneer Steve Roach drew inspiration from the expansive atmosphere of his surroundings to uncover and discover a palpable sound current. He essentially uses his senses as a tuning instrument to mix a palette of electronic and organic sounds to compose music that takes you on a journey towards deeper self-awareness and higher perception. Since releasing his first album in 1979, Roach now stands among the giants of modern ambient music and is one of the most respected electronic musicians in the world. His discography is enormous with well over 100 releases.
Music has the ability to connect to the deeper, more expansive part of yourself—the place of self-care—creating sanctuary with sound.
Roach started creating his music during the late 70’s golden age of analog synthesizers, a time when digital was in its infancy. His albums continue that hands-on tradition using modular and stand-alone synthesizers as well as acoustic instruments and have garnered two back-to-back Grammy nominations in the Best New Age Album category for Spiral Revelation (2017) and Molecules of Motion (2018). Always reaching toward what’s next on the horizon, Roach refuses to be tied down in any one stylistic direction. His worldwide audience continues to grow, and his innovations continue to inspire new and long-time listeners.
When listening to Steve Roach albums, you’re hearing the momentum of a lifetime dedicated to the sound current, an artist operating at the pinnacle of his art form, with dedication, passion, and an unbroken focus on creating a personal vision of electronic music.
Take a journey with the music of Steve Roach.
What you’ll learn
- Discover the resonance of sound realms that can energize, calm, and inspire.
- The philosophy behind his immersive soundscapes.
- Steve’s creative genius and journey of composition using everything from analog synthesizers to tribal indigenous instruments.
- How listening to ambient music can shift, alter, expand, or enhance your perception.