Emerald Web

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Emerald Web was an American musical duo, made up of the husband-wife team of Bob Stohl and Kat Epple. Founded in 1978 and active through the 1980s, the Florida-based Stohl and Epple composed and recorded music in the New Age and electronica genres. In addition to recording their music and performing in concert, Emerald Web composed many television soundtracks, including National Geographic, PBS Nova, CNN, Apple Computers, NASA and Carl Sagan's documentary films, winning several Emmy Awards. They also composed music for a wide range of other applications, from films to planetarium shows. They received a Grammy nomination in 1986 for their album Catspaw.

They were known for innovative synthesizer orchestration and created a unique blend of "electronic space music" and acoustic instruments. Both Epple and Stohl were also flautists; their flute-dominated music achieved a distinctive sound among New Age artists. Stohl was also noted for his musicianship on the Lyricon, a woodwind/synthesizer hybrid.

The partnership ended with Stohl's death by drowning in 1990, at the age of 34. Epple has continued to compose and record under her own name, as a solo artist and with the ensemble White Crow (1997). She also played flute on Devin Townsend's record Ghost. On her own and as part of Emerald Web, Epple has won eight Emmys and ten Addy Awards for work in composing music for television.

Discography, CDs[edit]

  • Dragon Wings and Wizard Tales (1979)
  • Whispered Visions (1980)
  • Sound Trek (1980)
  • Valley of the Birds (1981)
  • Aqua Regia (1982)
  • Love Unfolding (1983), with Jay Scott Neale
  • Nocturne (1983)
  • Lights of the Ivory Plains (1984)
  • Traces of Time (1986)
  • Catspaw (1986)
  • Dreamspun (1988)
  • Manatee Dreams of Neptune (1990)
  • "Sanctus Spiritus" (2013)
  • "The Stargate Tapes" (2013)

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