Paul Avgerinos

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Paul Avgerinos [1] (born November 21, 1957[2] in Norwalk, Connecticut) is an American composer, performer and producer of New Age music whose recordings for Round Sky Music[3][4] are also classified in the genres of ambient, space, world, World Fusion, electronic and drone.[5] Avgerinos also owns Studio Unicorn[6] in Redding, CT, which produces a wide variety of music for Film, TV, Commercials and Albums of all kinds.[7] Avgerinos is recognized as “One of the Giants of New Age Music“ by Jim Brenholts, All Music Guide.[8]

Overview[edit]

Paul Avgerinos graduated from The Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University in 1981 as a full scholarship honors student in Bass Violin.[9] He served as Principal Bass in the orchestras of Italy, Hong Kong and Venezuela and toured with Charles Aznavour and Buddy Rich[10] before opening his own recording studio in 1985, Studio Unicorn.[11][9]

Paul Avgerinos New Age Music.

Most of the Avgerinos New Age albums are careful blends of acoustic and electronic instruments, both well known and obscure, from around the world.[12][13] Known for his sound design and layering talent, Avgerinos also plays Bass Violin, Cello, Guitars, Keyboards and Sings on his recordings.[14][15] Inspired by Enya, Tangerine Dream, Vangelis and his orchestral background, Avgerinos often uses Romantic and Impressionistic techniques as he composes and arranges his New Age productions.[16][17][18][19]

Paul Avgerinos New Age Music.

Often employing wordless choirs, he sometimes uses lyrics as in his album of Sacred Chant, Phos Hilaron, and his album GNOSIS, which utilizes Greek Orthodox Chanting. Garden of Delight is his most critically acclaimed recording to date having won awards for Best World Album of the Year and CD of the Month on Echoes.[20][21][22] Collaboration with Peter Kater on his Red Moon album yielded a final five Grammy Nomination in 2004.[23] Best Album awards were also earned in 2006 [24] and 2005 as well.[25] Avgerinos's music has been in constant steady rotation on Music Choice, Sirius XM, Echoes, Hearts of Space, Musical Starstreams, Ultima Thule Ambient Music, and Star's End, since the inception of each broadcaster, many of them for more than twenty years. Avgerinos has created 10 music videos.[26]
As an engineer and producer, Avgerinos has worked with Aerosmith, Jewel, Run DMC, Willie Nelson, Deana Carter and The Celtic Tenors.[27]
A member of ASCAP since 1986, the music of Paul Avgerinos has been used in Hundreds of Films, TV shows and Commercials around the world.[7][28]

Paul Avgerinos lives in Redding, CT.[29]

Discography[edit]

Solo albums[edit]

  • 2013 RELAX on Round Sky Music[30]
  • 2013 YOGA on Round Sky Music[30]
  • 2013 MEDITATE on Round Sky Music[30]
  • 2012 LOVERS on Round Sky Music[30]
  • 2011 BLISS on Round Sky Music[30]
  • 2010 Law of Attraction on Round Sky Music[30]
  • 2009 LOVE on Round Sky Music[30]
  • 2008 Garden of Delight on Real Music[31]
  • 2007 Gratitude Joy on Real Music[31]
  • 2006 GNOSIS on Round Sky Music[30]
  • 2005 MAYA on Round Sky Music[30]
  • 2005 Phos Hilaron on Round Sky Music[30]
  • 2001 Words Touch on Round Sky Music[30]
  • 1998 Sky of Grace on Round Sky Music[30]
  • 1992 Muse of the Round Sky on Hearts of Space[32]
  • 1988 Maya ; The Great Katun on World Room[30]
  • 1987 Balancing Spheres on World Room[30]
  • 1987 Sensual Storm on New World
  • 1986 Tropical Paradise on New World
  • 1986 Island Sanctuary on New World
  • 1985 Celestial Voyage on New World

Samplers and collections[edit]

  • 2008 iRelax with Numi Tea, Real Music[31]
  • 2008 Finding Balance, Sacred Spa Series, Real Music[31]
  • 2005 Relaxation Spa - The Greek Isles
  • 2005 Relaxation Spa - The Yucatán
  • 2005 Relaxation Spa - The Lost Nexis
  • 2002 Oasis Spa Series, SIX Albums
  • 1994 MBNT, Hearts of Space[32]
  • 1993 The Absolute Sound, Hearts of Space[32]
  • 1994 Omni; Deep Space Vol. 4
  • 1992 Universe Sampler, Hearts of Space[32]
  • 1992 Adventures in Music, New Age 5

Collaborations[edit]

  • Chain, Deana Carter
  • And the Wheels Turn, Melonie Canon
  • 13 Albums, Kathleen Deignan
  • OM Gaia, Terri Mason
  • Red Moon, Peter Kater, Silver Wave
  • Ecologie by Joaquin Lievano
  • Cayman Blue by ZAZEN
  • Harp of the Healing Waters by Erik Berglund
  • Angelic Harp Music by Erik Berglund
  • The Healing Harp by Erik Berglund
  • Blessings to the World, Robin Wing
  • Count Me In, John Boswell
  • Miramar Ten
  • Joanie Madden, Songs of the Irish Whistle
  • Surfing the Himalayas, a musical inspiration
  • Keys of Romance, S.C. Perkins
  • Free Spirit Reflection, Sweetbird
  • Soul Fire, Sweetbird
  • Many Blessings, A Native American celebration
  • Breathing of the World, Rob Silvan
  • Gentle Beauty, Ken Townshend
  • Flesh and Armor, Liam Baily

Awards[edit]

  • Lovers ~ Best New Age Music Album for 2012 ~ NewAgeMusic.nu[33]
  • BLISS ~ Best Relaxation / Meditation Album for 2011 ~ http://www.zonemusicreporter.com/[34]
  • Law Of Attraction ~ Best New Age Music Album for 2010 ~ NewAgeMusic.nu[33]
  • Garden of Delight ~ Best World Album ~ New Age Reporter 2007[34]
  • Echoes CD of the Month ~ January 2008[35]
  • Top Ten Radio for 3 Months[36]
  • GNOSIS ~ Best Meditation / Relaxation Album ~ New Age Reporter 2006[34]
  • Top Ten Three Months & #1 ~ 2006[37]
  • MAYA ~ Best Album Art ~ New Age Reporter 2005[34]

References[edit]

  1. ^ ALL MUSIC GUIDE. "Paul Avgerinos". ALL MEDIA NETWORK llc. Retrieved 16 September 2013. 
  2. ^ http://weston.dailyvoice.com/neighbors/happy-birthday-redding-s-paul-avgerinos
  3. ^ http://www.thereddingpilot.com/9930/public-is-invited-to-jazz-vespers-at-christ-church/
  4. ^ http://www.amazon.com/Paul-Avgerinos/e/B000APMTYK/ref=ep_artist_tab_glance
  5. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/artist/paul-avgerinos-mn0000011905
  6. ^ "CT Recording Studios Since 1985 - Studio Unicorn - Redding, Connecticut". Studio Unicorn. Retrieved 2010-07-26. 
  7. ^ a b http://studiounicorn.net/artists-genres/film-tv-commercials/
  8. ^ Kohanov, Linda. "((( Paul Avgerinos > Overview )))". allmusic. Retrieved 2010-07-26. 
  9. ^ a b http://www.zonemusicreporter.com/home/interview.asp?intrvw=51&intrvwpstn=1
  10. ^ http://electro-music.com/forum/post-444.html
  11. ^ name=studiounicorn/>
  12. ^ http://www.kindredspirit.co.uk/articles/bliss-by-paul-avgerinos/
  13. ^ http://www.dailyom.com/articles/3/2012/32547.html
  14. ^ http://electro-music.com/article.php?t=133
  15. ^ http://ajbud.ulitzer.com/node/2795842
  16. ^ http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/wncw/.artsmain/article/4/1090/1209253/Pop/A.Journey.into.a.Perfumed.Middle.Eastern.Fantasy/
  17. ^ http://audaud.com/2011/08/paul-avgerinos-bliss-round-sky-music/
  18. ^ http://www.pyracantha.com/cgi-bin/blosxom.cgi/2004/02/29
  19. ^ http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/grammy-nominated-ambient-new-age-artist-paul-avgerinos-releases-3-new-compilation-albums-224076781.html
  20. ^ http://zonemusicreporter.com/admin/2007award_finalists.asp
  21. ^ http://echoes.org/de.essential07.html
  22. ^ http://www.echoes.org/picks2008.html
  23. ^ "PeterKater.com". PeterKater.com. Retrieved 2010-07-26. 
  24. ^ http://zonemusicreporter.com/admin/2006award_finalists.asp
  25. ^ http://zonemusicreporter.com/admin/2005award_finalists.asp
  26. ^ http://www.youtube.com/user/RoundSkyMusic/videos
  27. ^ "((( Paul Avgerinos > Credits )))". allmusic. Retrieved 2010-07-26. 
  28. ^ http://www.ascap.com/ace/search.cfm?requesttimeout=300&mode=results&searchstr=1521373&search_in=c&search_type=exact&search_det=t,s,w,p,b,v&results_pp=20&start=1
  29. ^ http://www.historyofredding.com/HRfamouspeople.htm
  30. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n http://www.roundskymusic.com/albums
  31. ^ a b c d http://RealMusic.com
  32. ^ a b c d "Hearts Of Space". Hos.com. Retrieved 2010-07-26. 
  33. ^ a b "Best New Age Music Album 2012". NewAgeMusic.nu. Retrieved 2010-07-26. 
  34. ^ a b c d "2011 ZMR Music Award Winners". NewAgeMusic.nu. Retrieved 2010-07-26. 
  35. ^ "John Diliberto's Picks". Echoes. Retrieved 2010-07-26. 
  36. ^ "New Age / Ambient / World Top 100 Radio Chart". Newagereporter.com. Retrieved 2010-07-26. 
  37. ^ "New Age / Ambient / World Top 100 Radio Chart". Newagereporter.com. Retrieved 2010-07-26. 

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