Peter Kater

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Peter Kater is a German-born American composer, songwriter-singer, and pianist. Kater is an eleven-time Grammy award nominee.[1] He has spent the majority of his professional life living in Boulder, Colorado.

He collaborated with R. Carlos Nakai in 1992 for the album Migration (released Silver Wave Records, January 1, 1992). His social contributions are virtually unparalleled, having brought greater awareness to the environment and the plight of Native Americans. This helped bring him the prestigious Environmental Leadership Award from the United Nations. He has also inspired a broad number of aspiring young musicians throughout his life (see Koto Jazz).

Inner Passion, his 2016 collaboration with cellist Tina Guo for Hearts of Space Records, debuted at number four on the Billboard New Age Albums chart.[2]

Awards[edit]

Grammy nominations[edit]

Best New Age Album

  • 2004: Red Moon
  • 2005: Piano
  • 2006: Fire
  • 2007: Faces of the Sun
  • 2008: Ambrosia
  • 2009: In a Dream
  • 2011: Wind Rock Sea & Flame
  • 2012: Light Body
  • 2013: Illumination

Indie Awards[edit]

Best New Age Album

Nominations:

  • 1991: Natives
  • 1997: Essence
  • 2001: Through Windows and Walls

Win:

  • 1992: Migration[3]

Discography[edit]

  • 1983 Spirit (Silver Wave)
  • 1987 For Christmas (Silver Wave)
  • 1987 The Fool & The Hummingbird (Silver Wave)
  • 1988 Gateway Gaia (Gramavision)/(Point of Light)
  • 1989 Moments, Dreams & Visions (Silver Wave)
  • 1990 Natives (Silver Wave)
  • 1991 Homage (Silver Wave)
  • 1991 Anthem (Nebula)
  • 1991 The Season (Silver Wave)
  • 1991 Rooftops (Silver Wave)
  • 1992 Coming Home (Silver Wave)
  • 1992 Migration (Silver Wave)
  • 1993 How the West Was Lost (Silver Wave)
  • 1994 Two Hearts (Silver Wave)
  • 1994 Pursuit of Happiness (Silver Wave)
  • 1994 Honorable Sky (Silver Wave)
  • 1995 How the West Was Lost, Vol. 2 (Silver Wave)
  • 1996 Soul Nature (Silver Wave)
  • 1996 Improvisations in Concert (Silver Wave)
  • 1997 Essence (Earth Sea)
  • 1998 Compassion (Source UK) / (Earth Sea)
  • 1998 The Dance of Innocents (Compendia Music Group / Intersound)
  • 1999 Birds of Prey (Intersound)
  • 1999 The Winds of Devotion (Earth Sea)
  • 1999 Eco-Challenge: Music from Discovery Channel (Earth Sea)
  • 2001 Heart's Desire (Source UK)
  • 2001 Through Windows & Walls (Silver Wave)
  • 2002 Inner Works: Piano & Strings (Source UK)
  • 2003 Red Moon Silver World / (Silver Wave)
  • 2003 Xmas Ecstacy (Silver Wave)
  • 2003 Piano (Point of Light)
  • 2005 Elements Series: Earth (Real Music)
  • 2005 Elements Series: Water (Real Music)
  • 2005 Elements Series: Fire (Real Music)
  • 2005 Elements Series: Air (Real Music)
  • 2006 10 Questions for the Dalai Lama [Original Score] (Silver Wave)
  • 2007 Point of Light (Wellness)
  • 2007 Faces of the Sun (Silver Wave)
  • 2009 Healing Series, Vol. 4: Walk in Beauty (Point of Light)
  • 2009 In a Dream (Point of Light)
  • 2009 Healing Series, Vol. 5: Cloud Hands (Point of Light)
  • 2009 Healing Series, Vol. 3: Ambrosia (Point of Light)
  • 2009 Healing Series, Vol. 2: Compassion (Point of Light)
  • 2009 Healing Series, Vol. 1: Essence (Point of Light)
  • 2009 Piano Christmas (Point of Light)
  • 2010 Call of Love (Point of Light)
  • 2011 Wind, Rock, Sea & Flame (Point of Light)
  • 2012 Light Body (CD Baby) /(Mysterium)
  • 2013 Heart of the Universe (Spirit Voyage)
  • 2013 Illumination: A Healing Journey (Mysterium)
  • 2014 Civil War: The Untold Story [Original TV Soundtrack] (Point of Light)
  • 2014 Ritual (Mysterium)
  • 2015 Etheria (Real Music)
  • 2015 Heart of Silence: Piano and Flute Meditations (Sounds True)
  • 2015 Love (Mysterium)
  • 2016 Inner Passion (Hearts of Space/Valley)[4]

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Involvement
1989 Beyond the Edge (documentary) Song Performer: Spirit
1991 Scenes from a Mall (feature film) Song Performer: Deck the Halls
1994 Natural Born Killers (feature film) Songwriter and Performer: Earth
2006 10 Questions for the Dalai Lama (documentary) Original music score, singing, music recording, piano, synthesizers
2007 Where the Indian Lies (short) Composition
2009 Gray Eagles (video short) Composition, music engineering
2010 The Legend of Secret Pass Music

References[edit]

  1. ^ "LOVE Garners 11th GRAMMY Nom for Peter Kater". Mysterium Music. Retrieved 10 March 2016. 
  2. ^ "Peter Kater Chart History". Billboard.com. Retrieved 10 March 2016. 
  3. ^ "Awards". Peter Kater. Retrieved 21 August 2016. 
  4. ^ "Peter Kater | Album Discography | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 21 August 2016. 

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