One of the founding fathers of new age music, Deuter’s music never fails to delight heart, mind and soul. His new album, Illumination of the Heart, features eight tracks of joyful contemplation, inspired by the mountains outside Santa Fe, New Mexico, where he lives. Recorded with flutes, keyboards, cello, piano, guitar and voices, the eight tracks evoke the earth, the stars, the moon and sun, and the serenity of Mother Nature. Flute opens the first track, Matamua, “In Olden Times” along with tabla and synthesizer. Moon and Earth sounds like a heavenly choir converging on Earth. Tonglen, traditionally a meditation practice for cultivating love and compassion, continues the celestial ambience with keyboards and voices. Stern an Stern, “Stars and Stars,” is like a journey into the vastness of the galaxies while encompassing a classic Deuter Zen melody on flute, keyboards and cello. Coucher de Lune, “Moonset” evokes the silent beauty of the night sky. In Mericoeur Deuter returns to the Zen theme featuring a Japanese flute floating on spacious keyboard strains. Moving from the powerfully energetic to quiet and meditative, this music celebrates life, love and the ever-new abundance of Spirit.