Forest RainDean Evenson
Listen to Track Samples:
|Clearing in the Air|
|To Tree or Not to Tree|
|Heart of the Forest|
|Joy Rain Tree|
|Eagle, Salmon Swirl|
|Leaf Well Enough Alone|
|Prayer for Ancient Trees|
The natural sounds of Forest Rain by Dean Evenson, trace a journey following rivers and streams up the mountain to the very heart of the old growth forest.
Lush massage music reflects the depth and multi-layered richness of the ancient grove. This album offers relaxation music to be used in a variety of settings, including massage, meditation and reading. Dean Evenson’s love for nature is embodied in his musical work which blends natural sounds with his free-form compositions. His vision is “to create peaceful, joyous environments for people on this planet to live in …bringing nature, music, and humanity together in harmony.”
Album inspiration: Towering, moss draped cedars are home to a multitude of species. Trees of many ages live in a communion of natural systems, creating a context for the intricate web of life to play out its magic dance. The music on this album flows to a place on the river where the salmon have come all the way from the sea to spawn in the very place they were born. Here, eagles come by the hundreds to feed as the salmon lay down their lives for the next generation, thus completing their life cycle.
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Dean Evenson is one of the true visionaries of the Ambient/New Age musical genre–a prolific musician and composer, an entrepreneur, media pioneer and the co-founder of Billboard-charting independent music label, Soundings of the Planet.
At every turn, Evenson’s life has taken bold steps in new and exciting directions. The success and pioneering nature of his creative work attest to a dynamic personality and a life-long commitment to the positive evolution of life on this planet in relationship with the natural and spiritual world. Evenson’s story is that of an artist, technological innovator, broad-minded thinker–a modern-day Renaissance man.
Music, nature and spirituality were a part of Evenson’s life from a very early age. Growing up in Staten Island, New York as part of a musical, church-going family, Dean learned to play flute and piano, and played and sang in all types of school, church and community orchestras, bands and choirs. His affinity for music also found expression in a deep, abiding love of nature. Borrowing his elder brother’s recording equipment, Dean would often place a microphone outside his bedroom window to capture the crash of thunderstorms. While on an early bird-watching trip with the pastor of his church, Dean learned to appreciate the wonderful, musical complexity of bird-songs. From that point on, music, nature and spirituality became the primary threads with which Evenson wove the fabric of his life.
“You don’t notice those things when you’re young unless they’re pointed out to you. Hearing them for the first time like that changed my whole perspective on what nature was and what I thought about sound.” - Dean Evenson