Artist Peter Phippen Bio: Grammy Award Nominee and three time Native American Music Award Nominee, Peter Phippen is an innovative performer of flutes of the world. Researching the performance technique and history of his vast collection of antique and contemporary anthropological aerophones ultimately led him to bring this knowledge to concert stages, educational facilities and recordings.
Since 1993, Phippen has performed concerts, workshops, artist residencies and assembly programs across the United States and Europe that are both educational and entertaining – an enchanting mix of the very old and very new in music. Experience Peter Phippen’s timeless world of sound images. His educational and entertaining program covers the folklore and history of flutes from around the world and throughout time.
Phippen’s recordings have been aired on radio and television world wide.
CD: Lavender Calm~”Improvisationalists” Peter Phippen and Dr. Arja Kastinen musically fuse to create possibly the most serene, original collaboration of innovative music available today. A GRAMMY Award nominee, Peter Phippen is an innovative performer of world flutes. Researching the performance technique and history of his vast collection of antique and contemporary anthropological aerophones ultimately led him to bring this knowledge to concert stages, educational facilities.
CD: Summerland~Renowned world flutist Peter Phippen & friends have created an album evoking a calm and peaceful musical dreamscape featuring antique and contemporary shakuhachi, native American, anasazi and transverse bamboo flutes; accompanied by renaissance and folk harps, bandola, puerto rican cuatro, oboe da caccia, light percussion and enchanting female voice.
CD: Night Song~A truly universal instrument native to all cultures, the flute speaks directly to the heart. In Night Song flutist Peter Phippen uses flutes from around the world – the Shakuhachi, Bansuri, Irish whistle, Native American and Papago flutes – to create a musical poetry evoking the mystery and stillness of the night and to touch the depths in each of us.
CD: Shadows of Dawn~The voice of the flute is the voice of the human heart. When we hear the flute, we hear the heart’s passions, joys, and losses. Flutist Peter Phippen captures the power of the flute to invoke the hidden places of the heart. His music for ancient and contemporary shakuhachi, Native American, Anasazi, and bamboo flutes, accompanied by synthesizer, drums, and percussion. is intimate and insightful, joyous and melancholy.
CD: SACRED SPACES by Peter Phippen, Enrique Rueda, Rahbi Crawford
“Delight in an ethereal, otherworldly sonic tapestry woven by flutes, strings, and crystal bowls. Let the essence of pure and mellow soundscapes caress the inner spaces of your being, imbuing your heart and soul with musical enchantment and sonic radiance.”
– Dr. Kathleen Joyce-Grendahl