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Stephan Micus

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Born in 1953 in Germany, Stephan Micus made his first journey to the Orient at the age of sixteen. Fascinated by the variety of musical cultures around the world Micus has travelled in virtually every Asian and European country as well as in Africa and the Americas. Studying with local master musicians he learned to play numerous traditional instruments, many of them unknown in the Western world. However, Micus‘s intention is not to play these instruments in a traditional manner, but rather to develop the fresh musical possibilities which he feels are inherent in them. In many of his compositions, which he performs himself, he combines instruments that have never before been played together. The resulting dialogues further reflect his vision of a transcultural music.

In addition to his exclusively acoustic instruments Micus also uses his voice, at times – with multitrack recording techniques – creating whole choral pieces by himself. The words he sings usually do not carry any known meaning. However, on Athos he set to music ancient Greek prayers to the Virgin Mary, on Desert Poems he performed two original poems in English and on Life he has set to music an ancient Japanese Koan.

He has studied a variety of instruments including guitar, concert-flute, sitar in Benares (India), flamenco guitar in Granada (Spain)

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  • CinematicD

    'Beauty' doesn't quite cover the utter blissfulness of the sounds this man manages to achieve. 'As I Crossed A Bridge Of Dreams' remains one of the best songs (you may call it an spiritual experience in itself) ever recorded.

    28 Nov 2013 Reply
  • Thjothsigrsaeli

    Night Circles - шикарнейшая вещь

    2 Oct 2013 Reply
  • MegaKurtz

    Bona fide genius

    17 Sep 2013 Reply
  • iconan

    Stephan Micus - Panagia 2013 - Close your eyes and surrender to your primordial memory. -.-.-.-. om hari om ..... ॐะ

    21 Mar 2013 Reply
  • Mudoslavski

    wow...

    4 Sep 2012 Reply
  • ehSunRasta

    I was in your Live in iran Sir,amazing...

    26 Jun 2012 Reply
  • akbarnasr

    Amazing music

    19 Feb 2012 Reply
  • Anand69

    Music from the heart, for the heart.

    11 Feb 2012 Reply
  • Silver_tra-lala

    respect

    16 Nov 2011 Reply
  • mehran751

    قربون اون در قابلمه‌ای که دستت گرفتی برم من مرد

    31 Oct 2011 Reply
  • queshelia

    nice and relaxing in church on Colours of Ostrava!!

    20 Jul 2011 Reply
  • Vaaska

    Breathtaking, definitely loving it at first listen.

    17 Jul 2011 Reply
  • adabOOja

    in Love

    2 Jul 2011 Reply
  • uu1cc

    As fractal as night noise, delicate silence. TNX

    2 May 2011 Reply
  • palas_atena

    please....can someone add , from Stephan Micus Implosions, As I Crossed a Bridge of Dreams??? answer to palas_atena@hotmail.com. Thank you!

    17 Sep 2010 Reply
  • DEVENGER

    awesome. he plays all day in my office, and home.

    15 Sep 2010 Reply
  • amgi

    ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ :)

    3 Jun 2010 Reply
  • Salaume

    Stephan Meek Us : A TreasU're

    18 May 2010 Reply
  • nihatcelik41

    insanın hipnoz eden bir tarzı var...herkese tavsiye ederim...

    24 Apr 2010 Reply
  • Acruvan

    brilliant ethnic fusion artist !!

    30 Jan 2010 Reply
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