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Constance Demby

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Constance Demby is a U.S. multi-instrumentalist player and composer. Identified with the New Age movement (as both her personal belief and the New Age music style), some of Demby’s output is also classified as ambient or space music. Demby is also a singer, instrument designer, painter, sculptor, and multi-media producer. She is best known for her 1986 album Novus Magnificat.


Constance Mary Demby was born in Oakland, California. She learned to play the classical pianoforte in her childhood and went on to become a multi-instrumentalist (including hammered dulcimer, vocals, synthesizers, and originally-designed custom acoustic instruments).

She studied sculpture and painting at the University of Michigan. It was both as musician and sculptor that her Sonic Steel Instruments, the space bass and the whale sail were created. An original design, her Sonic Steel Instruments have been recorded by Lucas Skywalker Studios for use in their filmscores, and also filmed by Discovery Channel at Gaudi’s Parc Guell. The Space Bass is featured on Michael Stearns’ soundtrack for Chronos.

In 1986, her album Novus Magnificat was released, self-defined as “Spacemusic” from its liner notes to its subtitle “Through the Stargate”, with a space-themed cover (pictured at right) reminiscent of 2001: A Space Odyssey (whose novel version featured a “Star Gate”). Inspired by Western classical and sacred music, it was recorded with samples from real instruments played on the Emulator II digital sampler, and features sound textures by Michael Stearns. Though it wasn’t nominated at the Grammy Awards, the album sold over 200,000 copies worldwide, making her one of the most successful New Age artists of the time and helped Stephen Hill to build his Hearts of Space Records’ reputation.

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  • Dreamsomnia

    Addicting.

    23 Mar 2013 Reply
  • Joel-777

    Mas aya de aqui

    20 Feb 2013 Reply
  • Arkandast

    Потрясающая музыка. Восхитительно просто!! Давно я такого не слушал, теперь же когда слушаю, углубляюсь глубже в свои мысли, думая об этом. Волшебно!!

    4 Dec 2012 Reply
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  • ddelfi

    CONSTANCE DEMBY, ES LA DIOSA DE LA EXCELENTE MUSICA PARA PODER VIAJAR FUERA DE ESTE MUNDO

    28 Mar 2011 Reply
  • missyxty

    love it

    22 Mar 2011 Reply
  • DimitriAus

    Damby’s music is very naïve, I loved it when I was a virgin.

    4 Jan 2011 Reply
  • BOECK39

    first time listening to 'Faces of Christ'....quite moving sound ,...like to hear some more !!

    29 Jul 2010 Reply
  • tarkmeenia

    Into the center!

    4 Jul 2010 Reply
  • followingsun

    great discovering!!

    31 May 2010 Reply
  • walleks

    Этот композитор наш современный Бах !!! А люди с дрыгающимися , танцующими автарчиками - будующие клиенты психушек ,это почти аксиома

    21 Oct 2009 Reply
  • cogsturning

    'The following is a biased and misleading opinion' lol

    2 Jun 2009 Reply
  • copilux

    ...abisal thoughts...

    11 Apr 2009 Reply
  • MirthaFacundo

    ¡Que bellas sonoridades!

    4 Apr 2009 Reply
  • mymusic101

    LOL, what a description!

    17 Mar 2009 Reply
  • vidiousj

    Just what I needed. Laying here the day after back surgery this music allows me to relax completely. And, if even just for a little while, the pain seems to be shuttled off on a sonic conveyor belt. It works!

    15 Mar 2009 Reply
  • Creativeuphoria

    The music moves me! wonderful! :-)

    27 Jan 2009 Reply
  • adanterio

    impresionante.

    17 Sep 2008 Reply
  • Gangstera

    Wonderful indeed!!

    7 May 2008 Reply
  • Patrickillian

    wonderful music!!!

    22 Apr 2008 Reply
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