I absolutely love meditating to music. Silence might work well for some folks but not me, I need something soothing and ambient to help me escape from the daily worries. If I am doing a particular magical working I may even want something which stirs a particular feeling in me - whilst at the same time keeping that same steady ambient, background noise. So I thought I'd share a few of my favourite artists and composers below.
Please do tell me in the comments who you love to listen to since I am always on the look out for more fantastic music!
1. Alan Stivell
- the man
responsible for the renaissance of the Celtic Harp for which I am very grateful and Celtic Breton music generally. This is really magical stuff, evocative of a very spiritual landscape and his website has some streaming samples you can listen to.
2. Claire Fitch
- I stumbled upon Claire Fitch
's music when I received a free sample from the Magnatune website
and I was instantly hooked. She is an amazing cellist and I love the way her music (the Ambiencellist album in particular) just sounds like an Arctic vista or underwater adventure.
3. Suzanne Teng
- Another Magnatune find, Suzanne Teng
plays the flute and creates very soothing and yet deep soundscapes with her work. Magnatune allows you to listen to all the songs before you buy them (the whole thing, not just a sample) so have a good rummage around for free!
4. Tim Wheater
- another fabulous flutist with a huge back catalogue and a really soulful approach to his work. I think my favourite album of his would be the Soul Medicine Man but Golden Light is also excellent. His website can be found here
and don't forget that Amazon Downloads lets you listen to sample of the songs before you buy.
5. Chris Kimber
- Another UK based New Age Composer. He has a diverse set of albums taking inspiration from a eclectic range of places from elements to reiki, chakras and the I Ching all for relaxation and mediatio
I think that the take away message here might be the strings and flutes really rock my meditating world.