Mystery of Light is a masterpiece. In this composition Deuter transcends all boundaries of time and space, and lets the music freely unfold and fully manifest. This awareness is tangible in these enchanting sounds that transport you through different eras – from Baroque to Renaissance – into a space of complete emptiness and light.
Instruments: flutes, recorder, guitar, violin, cello, viola da gamba, piano, keyboards, synthesizer, santur, and drums.
“In Mystery of Light I have been trying to add a different flavor and color to the music, other than the one now known as New Age. This album is derived from my love for early Baroque and Renaissance music. For the first four pieces of music I have been influenced and inspired by a 15th century dance from Spain and Portugal, called La Folia. This simple melody and sequence of chords has intrigued many composers through the centuries: from Lully to Corelli, Vivaldi to Bach, Liszt to Beethoven. Well-known variations of this theme are those from Marais (1656-1728), Scarlatti (1660-1725), and Vivaldi (1678-1741).
This album went through some name changes, but the title came to me while driving on an empty road in New Mexico under the big clear sky we enjoy here. New Mexico skies are expansive and are filled with wonderful, brilliant light, similar to the light painters flock to in the south of France. In this moment I became suddenly aware of something we take for granted and therefore are mostly unaware of: Light. In this huge universe of darkness there is light, how wonderful, how mysterious. In this moment the light was standing for something else, it was a metaphor for something greater, more vast, something nameless. Light is a representation of the miracle of our existence.” ~C. G. Deuter
“Someday perhaps the inner light will shine forth from us, and then we’ll need no other light.” ~Goethe
“There is no “mystery” to the wide-ranging and long-lasting appeal of Deuter’s music. His soothing melodies, played on an array of instruments that span both time and distance, envelop and transport us to a universe of sonic environments. Mystery of Light superbly displays Deuter’s versatility and artistry across a multi-hued canvas of musical magic highlighted by renaissance-era classical influences and ethereal soundscapes of beauty and awe. Deuter guides the listener on yet another must-have musically transcendent voyage.” ~Bill Binkelman, Zone Music Reporter