In Hidden World, composers and musicians Jonn Serrie and Gary Stroutsos join to create a mesmerizing and melodic recording. Long considered to be a preeminent force in contemporary instrumental/space music, Serrie composes works that are simple and beautiful. His electronic keyboards and percussion, sonically textured and ethereal, provide the perfect musical repose for the listener. Stroutsos, an internationally known flutist and composer, combines the diverse yet complimentary sounds of Native American flutes, River cane flutes, birdcalls, whistles, and Ocarina. The entire CD is slow-paced, contemplative, and tinged with Middle Eastern percussive influences. Hidden World represents the exemplary and blessed union of two very talented individuals. It also blends perfectly the ethereal sounds of synthesizers and the earthly and languid sounds of flutes. Each track flows like river water or drifts gently like diaphanous clouds. Hidden World is a gorgeous recording and worth repeated listenings. - from aquarius-atlanta.com
Jonn Serrie is widely considered to be the most accomplished visionary composer in America, a pioneer who has partnered with astronauts John Glenn and Chuck Yeager, performed at NASA events, and the standard for Space Music worldwide.
His galactic soundscapes have been described by massage therapists and healing professionals as "a deeply peaceful oasis of sound" and an utterly lovely and truly tranquil journey to the outer reaches of the human imagination."
Gary Stroutsos’ original approach to world flute music--influenced by jazz, Afro-Cuban and Native American techniques--is inspired by traditional cultures and their reverence for the earth. His work was showcased in Ken Burns’ PBS documentary on Lewis and Clark, which led to a command performance at the White House in 1997. He is a regular guest on such syndicated programs as Echoes and Hearts of Space. Although he embraces the full spectrum of world flute music, Gary has made a distinctive contribution through his commitment to the preservation of Native American music and culture, producing and recording over 13 world flute CDs.