Dean Evenson

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Dean Evenson playing his Haynes silver flute

Dean Evenson is an award-winning new-age musician, composer, producer and videographer. His hometown is Staten Island, New York. He has a Masters Degree in Molecular Biology. He worked in Manhattan as a recording engineer for Regent Sound with many Atlantic recording artists including Eric Clapton, Mose Allison, Roberta Flack. Dean plays several instruments including the silver flute, Native American flute, synthesizer and keyboards. In the New Age genre, his music is generally sounds of nature combined with flute melodies and other instruments for ambient and meditative purposes. His music is often used for massage, meditation, yoga and relaxation.

In 1970, he and his wife, Dudley Evenson, became involved in the portable video movement. They worked under grants from the New York State Council on the Arts with Raindance and helped publish a magazine called Radical Software. During the '70s, the Evensons traveled the country in a half-sized converted school bus documenting the emerging new age consciousness. They produced hundreds of hours of half-inch black and white video.

In 1979, Dean and Dudley Evenson, founded the independent record company Soundings of the Planet in Tucson, Arizona. Over the years he has collaborated with many world class artists as a producer and musician, including Li Xiangting, master of the guqin (Chinese 7-string zither), Sergey Kuryokhin, Russian avant-garde composer and Native American elder Cha-das-ska-dum. HH the Dalai Lama even appears on one of his albums. He has also collaborated with Hungarian pianist Tom Barabas, innovative guitarist Scott Huckabay, and harpist d'Rachael. He lives with his wife, Dudley, in the Pacific Northwest by a wild river in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains. They have three children and one granddaughter.

Partial discography[edit]

  • Soundings Tapestry – 1986 (Soundings Ensemble compilation)
  • Joy To The World – 1986 (with d/Rachael)
  • Peaceful Pond – 1986 (with d/Rachael)
  • Soaring – 1987 (with Tom Barabas)
  • Echoes of the Night – 1987 (with Tsonakwa)
  • Music Makes the Snow Melt Down – 1988 (with Soviet musicians)
  • What Child Is This – 1988 (with Singh Kaur, d'Rachael)
  • Ocean Dreams – 1989
  • Instruments Of Peace – 1989 (with Singh Kaur, Tom Barabas, Don Reeve)
  • Desert Moon Song – 1991 (with Dudley Evenson)
  • Wind Dancer – 1992 (with Tom Barabas)
  • Forest Rain – 1994
  • Ascension – 1995 (with Dudley Evenson)
  • Dreamstreams – 1996
  • Arctic Refuge: A Gathering of Tribes – 1996 (with Native American musicians)
  • Reflections: Gentle Music for Loving – 1996 (Soundings Ensemble compilation)
  • Prayer: A Multi-cultural Journey of Spirit – 1998 (Various artists compilation)
  • Sound Healing – 1998 (Soundings Ensemble compilation)
  • Healing Waters – 1999
  • Peace Through Music 20th Anniversary Sampler – 1999 (Soundings Ensemble compilation)
  • Tao of Healing – 2000 (with Li Xiangting)
  • Sonic Tribe – 2000 (with Scott Huckabay, Gina Sala)
  • Native Healing – 2001 (with Cha-das-ska-dum)
  • Music for the Healing Arts – 2001 (Soundings Ensemble compilation)
  • Healing Dreams – 2001 (with Scott Huckabay)
  • Ascension to Tibet – 2001 (with Dudley Evenson)
  • Healing Sanctuary – 2002
  • Sound Massage – 2002 (Soundings Ensemble compilation)
  • Tao of Peace – 2002 (with LI Xiangting)
  • Spirit Rising (Sonic Tribe) – 2002 (with Scott Huckabay, Gina Sala, Beth Quist)
  • Sound Yoga – 2003 (Soundings Ensemble compilation)
  • Mountain Meadow Meditation – 2003 (with Scott Huckabay)
  • A Gift For Mother – 2003 (with Tom Barabas)
  • Raga Cycle – 2004 (with 'Pandit Shivnath Mishra, Deobrat Mishra)
  • Sacred World Chants – 2004 (Various artists compilation)
  • Eagle River – 2005
  • Eagle River (DVD) 2006
  • Spa Rhythms – 2006 (with SoulFood)
  • Golden Spa Tones -2006 (with Walter Makichen)
  • Spa Dreams – 2007 (with d'Rachael)
  • Wood Over Water − 2007
  • Healing The Holy Land – 2007 (Various artists compilation)
  • Soundings Global Rhythms Collection – 2008 (Soundings Ensemble compilation)
  • Chakra Healing – 2008 (with Soundings Ensemble)
  • Meditation Moment: 52 Weekly Affirmations – 2008 (with Dudley Evenson)
  • Healing Suite – 2009 (with Tom Barabas)
  • Meditation Moods – 2010 (with Dudley Evenson)
  • Meditation Moods DVD – 2010 (with Dudley Evenson)
  • Sacred Earth – 2010
  • Reiki Om – 2011 (with Henry Han)
  • A Sound Sleep: Guided Meditations With Relaxing Music & Nature Sounds – 2011 (with Dudley Evenson)
  • A Year of Guided Meditations (DVD) – 2012 (with Dudley Evenson)
  • 2 U.N. Earth Summits (1972 & 1992) (DVD) – 2012 (with Dudley Evenson)
  • Relaxation Zone – 2012
  • 4 Earth: Natural Sounds of Ocean, Stream, River, Pond – 2013
  • 4 Earth: Scenic Vistas of Ocean, Stream, River, Pond (DVD) – 2013
  • Dream Space – 2013
  • Chakra Meditations & Tones – 2014 (with Dudley Evenson, Beth Quist)
  • Harmonic Way – 2014 (with Scott Huckabay)
  • Sonic Healing Meet the Masters Video Course (DVD) – 2015 (with Dudley Evenson)
  • Desert Dawn Song – 2015 (original 1979 cassette) (with Dudley Evenson)
  • Golden Spiral – 2016 (with Scott Huckabay)
  • Stillness – 2016

In 1969, Evenson played flute for the psychedelic rock group The Blues Magoos on their Never Goin' Back to Georgia album.

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