Michael Kollwitz | Peaceful Journey

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Peaceful Journey

by Michael Kollwitz

Perfect mood music for healing arts like yoga, meditation, tai chi, etc. Performed entirely on the Chapman Stick SG-12 stringed instrument.
Genre: New Age: Contemporary Instrumental
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Peaceful Journey
11:11 $1.29
2. Base Camp
2:08 $0.99
3. Meandering Trail
4:30 $0.99
4. Alpine Meadow
2:31 $0.99
5. Passing Clouds
7:03 $0.99
6. Towering Pines
4:54 $0.99
7. The Summit
3:10 $0.99
8. Forest Meets Desert
5:14 $0.99
9. Serene Valley
4:13 $0.99
10. Wildflowers Abloom
3:27 $0.99
11. Mirror Pond
6:08 $0.99
12. Journey's End
3:55 $0.99
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Album Notes
Imagine yourself taking a relaxing and peaceful journey through the forest surrounded by the beauty of nature. Composed over the course of one summer at Lake Tahoe, the music on this album will magically take you there anytime. :-)

This album marks a change in course for Michael's music and was specifically created for relaxation, meditation, yoga and the healing arts. All songs were recorded solo on the new smaller, higher range 12 string Chapman Stick Guitar (aka SG-12) instrument without the use of any effects, synthesizers, click tracks or overdubs. We hope you'll enjoy the moods and feelings conveyed by this poignant stirring music.

After the 2013 release of this album Kollwitz wrote:

"The songs were all recorded live: direct to digital with no effects or overdubs. Whenever the mood struck I would sit down and compose with no specific thought in mind. The entire album was recorded using the new 12 string Chapman Stick Guitar (SG-12) that was developed by The Stick's inventor Emmett Chapman in 2010. Compared to the Chapman 12 string 'Grand' Stick, the SG-12 is a whole different animal. The strings are 10" shorter so the notes are in a higher register. The technique is the same but instead of bass and guitar range like the 'Grand' Stick, the SG-12 has guitar range in the left hand and the right hand goes all the way up to violin territory. It can be challenging with much smaller frets but it has unique tonal qualities I don't hear on the other models of The Stick. Think of the difference between a tenor sax vs. a soprano sax or billiards versus snooker and you get the idea. My CD "Rainbows" was also recorded live playing the SG-12 at art fairs under the famous banyan tree in Lahaina, Hawaii on Maui. I hope that the music on Peaceful Journey takes you to a place of serenity and peacefulness that you will want to return to again and again. With aloha, ~Michael Kollwitz"

One of the instrument’s earliest pioneers and one of Emmett Chapman’s first students, Michael is a Chapman Stick virtuoso with over 40 years experience. Played with both hands using a pianistic technique on a stringed instrument the Chapman Stick is extraordinary yet still uncommon. It may prove to be one of the most expressive and versatile musical instruments ever devised with almost endless possibilities. The result is full, rich music that does not sound quite like any other instrument.

Long devoted to spreading knowledge of the Chapman Stick and the beautiful music it can create, Michael has performed at over a thousand festivals, fairs & corporate events. Carlos Santana called his music “a gift from the heart” that made him feel good the moment he heard it. He’s been an opening act for The Beach Boys, The Goo Goo Dolls and has introduced many to the new instrument over the years including Mick Fleetwood and Herbie Hancock.

His albums and music have spread worldwide. His music has been featured on national radio, in television appearances and he was the subject of an award-winning short documentary entitled “Stick Man”. His musical style has been influenced by many genres including Jazz, Rock, Latin, Hawaiian and Americana. He has recorded and released 21 albums in different genres including his latest releases "Peaceful Journey" and "Serenity" which marks a change of course for his music into the New Age and Ambient genres.

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Relaxing background music
I love this relaxing music. I play it in the car as background music and just leave it in all the time. I encourage Michael to make more CDs like this. I also love Snapshots and Suntan Lady. It is also great music to drink wine to :) haha Enjoy!