Stephan Micus

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Stephan Micus
Born (1953-01-19) January 19, 1953 (age 62)
Origin Germany
Genres Contemporary Classical, World Fusion
Occupation(s) Singer
Years active 1976–present
Labels ECM/Universal Classics
Associated acts Lisa Gerrard
Steve Tibbetts
Website Official Web Site
Notable instruments
Steel drum
10- and 14-string guitars
Tin whistle
Multitrack recorder

Stephan Micus (born January 19, 1953) is a German classical and world musician and composer whose musical style is heavily influenced by his study of traditional instruments and musical techniques from Japan, India, South America, and other countries around the world. With the exception of his album The Music of Stones (1989), he plays all of the instruments on his recordings, combining styles from different countries and using the instruments in unprecedented ways in each of his pieces. He often uses layers of a single instrument to create unusual combinations of sounds. He is also one of the only ECM Records artists whose records are not produced by Manfred Eicher.[citation needed] He often sings in a made-up language.[citation needed]


  • Archaic Concerts (Caroline, 1976)
  • Implosions (Japo, 1977)
  • Koan (Japo, 1977)
  • Behind Eleven Deserts (Wind, 1978)
  • Till the End of Time (Japo, 1978)
  • Wings over Water (Japo, 1981)
  • Listen to the Rain (Japo, 1983)
  • East of the Night (Japo, 1985)
  • Ocean (ECM, 1986)
  • Twilight Fields (ECM, 1987)
  • The Music of Stones (ECM, 1989)
  • Darkness and Light (ECM, 1990)
  • To the Evening Child (ECM, 1992)
  • Athos (ECM, 1994)
  • The Garden of Mirrors (ECM, 1997)
  • Desert Poems (ECM, 2001)
  • Towards the Wind (ECM, 2002)
  • Life (ECM, 2004)
  • On the Wing (ECM, 2006)
  • Snow (ECM, 2008)
  • Bold as Light (ECM, 2010)
  • Panagia (ECM, 2013)
  • Nomad Songs (ECM, 2015)

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