Hosts Janet Kira Lessin & Theresa J. Morris interview composer/musician Steven Halpern on Aquarian & Cosmos Radio Networks (www.blogtalkradio.com/tjmorrisetradio from 6 to 7 PM Eastern time.
About Steven Halpern
Steven Halpern is a GRAMMY® nominated, award-winning composer, recording artist and producer whose healing music has helped millions worldwide to experience the blessings and benefits of deep relaxation and inner peace.
CHAKRA SUITE, his debut release in 1975 helped establish a quiet revolution and a new genre in contemporary instrumental music. To date it has sold over 700,000 copies. Halpern’s cumulative sales exceed 6 million units and his current releases continue to set the standard of excellence in the field.
Based on his own spiritual and health-related experiences, Steven discovered secrets of combining ancient sound healing traditions with quantum biology and energy medicine to produce recordings that support relaxation, stress management, yoga, meditation, massage, sleep, accelerated learning and pure listening pleasure.
Halpern’s most representative and best-selling recordings include PEACE OF MIND, MUSIC FOR SOUND HEALING, INNER PEACE, IN THE OM ZONE and the Billboard-charting DEJA-BLUES.
Before focusing on keyboards, in his earlier career, he was a dynamic jazz-rock trumpet player inspired by John Coltrane and Miles Davis, a guitar and bass player with old school R&B bands, and a long-time student of World music and shamanic sound
Steven Halpern is more than just a musician. He is a Renaissance man who is also an author, media spokesperson, seminar leader, pioneering sound healer and entrepreneur who helped create the alternative market for lifestyle-support music outside the traditional music industry. Steven has been recognized by Keyboard magazine as “one of the 30 most influential keyboard artists of the past 50 years.”
Steven’s music is an ideal complement for meditation, yoga, massage and other therapeutic bodywork, psychological counseling, and accelerated learning. Halpern’s music gets listeners “in the zone” and is used by leading business professionals, success coaches like Mark Victor Hansen and Brian Tracy, and entrepreneurs, students and teachers worldwide.
Steven has produced over 70 recordings in the Inner Peace Music® and SoundWave 2000™ subliminal audio series. He has influenced two generations of recording artists and music therapists, and has performed and recorded with a who’s who of well-known musicians including: Paul Horn, Paul McCandless, Babatunde Olatunji, Al DiMeola, Larry Coryell, Rick Derringer and Georgia Kelly.
After being initiated into what he has described as a ministry of healing music, Steven was encouraged to scientifically validate the extraordinary effects his music was having on listeners. This became the focus of his graduate studies, and his landmark research exploring the connections between sound, consciousness and healing were the first to employ the more subtle and sophisticated new technologies of brainwave biofeedback and Kirlian (aura) photography.
This research, and his first two books, Tuning the Human Instrument (1977) and Sound Health (Harper & Row, 1985) established him as the pre-eminent spokesperson for the emerging field of sound healing. He was the first in his field to appear on national television, including The Tomorrow Show with Tom Snyder. In 1991 he was profiled on CBS-TV’s 48 Hours.
Halpern’s work has been covered in The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and the San Francisco Chronicle, as well as by CBS, ABC, NBC and the BBC. Steven has written hundreds of articles, as well as a syndicated monthly column for over 20 years.
Since 1975, Steven Halpern, Ph.D. has been a popular speaker at leading holistic health and complimentary healing centers and conferences worldwide: He has presented workshops at Esalen, the Omega Institute, and Kripalu, and has spoken at the Sixth International Conference on Stress (Montreux), the National Music Therapy Association, the American Massage Therapy Association, The International Alliance for Accelerated Learning, The Whole Life Expo, and many others.
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STEVEN HALPERN BIO
Steven Halpern is a new-age musician. He is a Grammy-award nominee and considered to be one of the founding fathers of new-age music.
Halpern played trumpet and guitar in the New York City jazz scene of the 1960s, but became disenchanted with it and moved to California. There he began exploring the idea of creating music entirely for the purpose of relaxation, which he called “anti-frantic alternative” music. He began creating music which did not adhere to traditional Western tonality, but which instead consisted of static, minimalist pieces for electric piano inspired by Eastern music. He is a proponent of theories which emphasize the healing properties of music. He has been named by MTV as “the original new age artist”, beginning his new age performance career in 1969.
His first album was Spectrum Suite, released in 1975 and which is considered to be one of the first true new-age music albums. He began an alternative marketing campaign in order to raise awareness about his music as the genre was not yet widely known. He focused at venues like health food stores, yoga conferences, and alternative retailers. In Billboard Magazine, John Diliberto stated that this album and Halpern’s independent marketing techniques “pioneered the market”. The inspiration for the album came partially from an experience Halpern had in the California Redwoods, as well as trance or altered states he felt were inspired by his moments there.
In the following ten years Halpern sold more than one million albums, which he released through his independent label Halpern Sounds. In 1985 he signed with Gramavision, and began releasing music through more mainstream labels. Gramavision also licensed Halpern’s prior albums for sale in more traditional retail sectors, as well as alternative ones. Halpern has recorded more than 50 albums. The most commercially successful of these was 2000’s Deja-Blues, which reached #18 on the U.S. Billboard Top New Age Albums chart. He is also the author of two books, Tuning the Human Instrument and Sound Health. Halpern has provided readings from his books and lectures in accompaniment to his performances. Halpern was also an inaugural member of the Independent Music Awards’ judging panel to support independent artists.
Halpern’s musical albums have been known to sell at a consistent rate for up to 25 years after their release, and by 1996 he had sold more than two million albums. In addition to being a recording artist, he is known as one of the founders of the new age music philosophy, which created the musical trends within the genre. Part of his philosophy was to replace more static noise providers like television or radio with sounds that resonated better with the chakras.
Halpern was involved in the recording of self-help audio cassettes since the 1970s. His techniques included the use of self-hypnosis and subliminal persuasion, in order to try and release the listener’s mind more directly from the stress affecting it. Often one side of his recording was meant to be played at night before bed, with the opposite side meant to be played in the background while a person performed their normal daily activities. Voices inaudible to the regular ear are imbedded in the tape, attempting to provide suggestive content to the mind. Halpern has also designed recordings that are meant to be played for up to 8 hours continuously, to be used by individuals experiencing medical distress such as those enduring childbirth or surgery.
Halpern’s music was specifically utilized in the self-help recordings of John Bradshaw, a public figure in alternative addictions treatment through the 1970s and 1980s. Part of his philosophy is that ambient noise coming from ones surrounding is psychologically and physically damaging. His book Sound Health: The Music and Sounds that Make us Whole he commented that a combination of the decibels in the noises around us can combine to harm the body even in the home, and that noise from our neighbours can harm individuals even if their own homes are not producing too much noise. His books have led to Halpern being called one of the fathers of musicology.
In 1989 Halpern was awarded the Crystal Award at the first International New Age Music Conference. In 2013 Halpern was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best New Age Album for his album Deep Alpha.
- Spectrum Suite (1975)
- “I” A Cosmic Attunement (1977)
- Peruvian Whistling Vessels (1978)
- Ancient Echoes (1978) (with Georgia Kelly)
- Eastern Peace (1978)
- Starborn Suite (1979)
- Zodiac Suite (1979)
- Hear to Eternity (1979)
- Rings of Saturn (1979)
- Comfort Zone (1980)
- Corridors of Time (1982)
- Dawn (1983)
- Recollections (with Daniel Kobialka) (1983)
- Connections (1984)
- Threshold (1986)
- Crystal Suite (1987)
- Gaia’s Groove (1989)
- Islands in Time (1990)
- Effortless Relaxation (1991)
- Enhancing Self-Esteem (1991)
- Health and Well-Being (1991)
- Higher Ground (1991)
- Nurturing Your Inner Child (1991)
- Radiant Health and Well-Being (1991)
- Ancient Echoes (1993)
- Creating Love (1993)
- Eastern Peace (1993)
- Enhancing Sensual Pleasure (1993)
- Art of Sexual Ecstasy (1994)
- Jonah’s Journey (1994)
- Letting Go of Stress (1994)
- Natural Light (1994)
- Overcoming Substance Abuse (1994)
- Radiance (1994)
- Recollections (1994)
- Recovering from Co-Dependency (1994)
- Safe Driving (1994)
- Starting the Day (1994)
- Enhancing Intimacy (1994)
- Enhancing Massage (1994)
- Enhancing Success (1994)
- Inner Peace (1994)
- Lullabies for Your Inner Child (1994)
- Lullaby Suite (1994)
- Self-Healing (1994)
- Sleep Soundly (1994)
- Gifts of the Angels (1994)
- Trance-Zendance: Ambient Entracement (1995)
- Accelerating Learning (1996)
- Enhancing Creativity (1996)
- Music for Your PC (1996)
- Afro-Desia (1996)
- In the Key of Healing (1996)
- Relaxation Spontanee (1996)
- Attracting Prosperity (1997)
- Music for Lovers (1997)
- Stop Smoking (1997)
- Workstation Wellness (1997)
- Achieving Your Ideal Weight (1997)
- The Sacred Chorde, with Fabien Maman on modern monochord (1998)
- Prophecies (1998)
- Music for Accelerated Learning (1999)
- Music for Sound Healing (1999)
- Serenity Suite:Music & Nature (1999)
- Divine Intervention (1999)
- Sound Chi (1999)
- Deja-Blues (2000)
- Chants to Awaken the Buddhist Heart (2000)
- Cruise Control (2001)
- Chakra Suite (2001)
- Transitions (2002)
- Music for Massage (2002)
- Perfect Alignment (2002)
- Sound Medicine:Music for Healing (2002)
- Crystal Bowl Healing (2003)
- Ocean Suite (2003)
- Healing Songs of Earth & Sky (2004)
- Tonal Alchemy (2005)
- Music for Healing & Unwinding (2006)
- Lake Suite (2006)
- Music for Babies (2006)
- Initiation Inside the Great Pyramid (2007)
- Music for Lovers, Vol. 2 (2007)
- In the Om Zone (2007)
- Drum Spirit (2007)
- Peace of Mind (2007)
- Peak Performance
- Radiance:Love Songs Without Words
- Recovering from Alcoholism
- Rhythms of Vision
- Shared Vision
- Soundwave 2000 Series
- Inner Peace Music Steven Halpern – Steven Halpern’s website
Steven Halpern: Great Pyramid OMs Cymatics https://youtu.be/Yw13EAX3cZk
Ancient Echoes: Steven Halpern and Georgia Kelly https://youtu.be/lDYf910RHWw
Steven Halpern: Guided Mindfulness Meditation https://youtu.be/6ZE7lKRKM0I
Scalus Interruptus: A Demonstration by Steven Halpern https://youtu.be/-Ml8KiWH