Cumulus - Classical and Meditative World Music World Music Duo from New York City, NY

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Two of the world's most meditative musical instruments and traditions – Indian Bansuri (bamboo flute), and Japanese Koto (classical Japanese harp). A classical style of world music fusion all its own, at once quickening yet meditative, ancient yet futuristic, transcendent yet worldly.

Peter and Eric have been playing together since 2015, entrancing audiences in the Hudson Valley of New York. This unique and enchanting fusion of world classical music is ideal for retreats, dinner service, wedding receptions, wedding ceremonies, guided relaxation events, yoga workshops, meditation classes, business seminars, casual cocktail hours, corporate events, and any other gathering which invites meaningful connection.

Peter Coates lived and worked in Japan during the late 1980s and most of the 1990s. During this time he studied koto at the Sawai School of Music, graduating as sensei in 1997. Since then he has played at many musical venues and festivals in Japan, Europe and the US, including most notably, Glastonbury Festival, England, in 2000. Since leaving Japan he has developed his own style of playing that derives much from his training in Japan, but is informed by a wide variety of musical styles from around the world, both traditional and modern. Peter has also pursued a fascination in electronic music, and since moving to the U.S. in 2015 has been creating ambient audio soundscapes from the electrical impulses emitted by plants. He calls this his musical collaboration with nature.

Eric Archer is a multi-instrumentalist (fingerstyle guitar, tabla, bansuri and native-style flutes), visual artist, and poet drawing inspiration from nature and its bounty. He has performed in varying settings in the United States and in Europe, and is happy to call the Hudson Valley of New York his home. Exploring collaborations as diverse as americana, trip-hop, kirtan, folk, meditative, celtic, ambient, and Indian-classical, Eric aims to continually expand his own sounds and tastes to offer a unique feel to the universal language. Eric has taught and played music at the Omega Institute for Holistic Studies as the Bard/Musician-in-Residence, and as a staff-instructor. He was also one of the Innkeepers of the historic Sunnybank Inn in Hot Springs, NC — a focal point within the tradition of Southern balladry, Appalachian roots music, and Scotch-Irish folk songs. Eric continues to collaborate with Prema Mayi and Radharani on their mantra music fusion, and accompany Biff Mithoefer in his Yoga Teacher Trainings — pairing music with these deeply meditative and educational settings. Eric is a tabla student of Sri Suryaksha Desphande of the Farrukhabad Gharana, and a bansuri flute student of Grammy-Award winner Steve Gorn. Eric synthesizes these eclectic musical threads into a sound that is at once both traditional and modern.

Cumulus' music has been praised as deeply moving and inspiring, where the combination of koto and bansuri has been that magical additional element to any memorable event.
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Please note Cumulus - Classical and Meditative World Music will also travel to Long Island City, Brooklyn, North Bergen, Bronx, West New York, Union City, Weehawken, Flushing, Fairview, Edgewater, Hoboken, Jersey City, Ridgefield, Cliffside Park, Palisades Park, Fort Lee, Secaucus, Ridgefield Park, Leonia, Englewood Cliffs.
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