EARTH spiritMichael Benghiat
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EARTH spirit, massage music for spa, relaxation + yoga, by Michael Benghiat is contemporary, acoustic, instrumental music composed to enhance the healing arts experience including: massage meditation, yoga, and aromatherapy. Also highly recommended for relaxation, stress-relief or for pure enjoyment! This is relaxation music for the true connoisseur . . .
The three compilation albums in the At Peace® Spirit Collection: EARTH spirit, SKY spirit and WATER spirit, offer Michael's personally edited and arranged selects of tracks from his exclusive collection of albums for At Peace® Music. You'll find the full-length music tracks on the the At Peace® Spirit albums on previously-released Michael Benghiat albums.
Track Title > Michael Benghiat album
Sacred Mountain > Sunlight
Earth Mother > Transformation
Compassion > Serena
Hearts Together > Hearts Together
Mountain > Harmony
Desert Bloom > Flow
Shadows > Yoga
His (Michael Benghiat) compositions are gentle and acoustic . . .and unusual. He uses a range of instruments, (on EARTH SPIRIT) including guitar, harp, piano, Balinese gamelan, recorder, sitar and percussion. The result? Gentle, sparse and light melodies that mimic delicate sounds of nature – rain, bird songs and air.” EARTH Spirit review - Claire La Plante, Massage Therapy Journal (mtj)
A Santa Monica native, Michael Benghiat has experienced a multicultural musical palette since childhood. Accomplished on both the piano and guitar, Michael grew up in a home surrounded by music, with parents who not only treasured music but encouraged learning about music from a variety of cultural and ethnic heritages.This early exposure to the enduring folk traditions of Greek, Sephardic, Spanish, and Middle Eastern music as well as to classical orchestral music helped forge Michael’s unique musical sensibility. Michael’s curiosity and interest in non-western musical instruments and traditions finds expression today in his study and collection of exotic acoustic instruments from around the world. His ongoing explorations of musical culture are a natural extension of his BA degree and graduate level work in classical music composition at UCLA. The author of several books on the guitar, Michael’s work as a musician and composer reflects his desire to “reach more people than I can teach one-on-one.”
"I enjoy creating music that leads you inward. We all find ourselves refreshed by just the simple act of stopping for a moment and really relaxing. I try to create a musical world that facilitates this." - Michael Benghiat