Ann Licater

Ann Licater

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Take a meditative journey with award-winning flutist, Ann Licater. Her beautiful compositions and improvisations played on Native American and World flutes resonate on a soulful level. Ann's 2013 release "Invitation From Within" was nominated in three categories for the 2013 ZMR Music Awards- "Best New Age Album" "Best Relaxation/Meditation Album" and "Best Native American Album." Doorway to a Dream is Amazon "Best Music of 2010:Top 10 New Age Albums. Music airs on XM-/Sirius Spa Channels.

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Biography

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Ann Licater’s passion for the inspirational and healing music of the Native American flute was ignited at a powwow where she heard the beautiful call of a flute being played. Being an accomplished silver flutist herself, Ann followed that call to a booth where she purchased the first of many Native American and World flutes heard in her recordings Invitation from Within, Doorway to a Dream and Following the Call. On those albums, as in her healing concerts, Ann’s unique approach merges her intuition, spiritual perspective and traditional music background to create beautiful original melodies and inspired improvisational compositions. Her love of the wood and clay flutes led her to study with master flutist R. Carlos Nakai at the Renaissance of the Native American Flute, complementing her years of classical flute training at the MacPhail Center for Music in Minneapolis, MN.

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Biography: Ann Licater

Ann Licater’s passion for the inspirational and healing music of the Native American flute was ignited at a powwow where she heard the beautiful call of a flute being played. Being an accomplished silver flutist herself, Ann followed that call to a booth where she purchased the first of many Native American and World flutes heard in her recordings Invitation from Within, Doorway to a Dream and Following the Call. On those albums, as in her healing concerts, Ann’s unique approach merges her intuition, spiritual perspective and traditional music background to create beautiful original melodies and inspired improvisational compositions. Her love of the wood and clay flutes led her to study with master flutist R. Carlos Nakai at the Renaissance of the Native American Flute, complementing her years of classical flute training at the MacPhail Center for Music in Minneapolis, MN.
Invitation from Within, releasing Oct 1, 2013 is Ann's third album and her second time working with GRAMMY®-nominee Peter Phippen in a co-producer role. Norwegian-born composer, multi-instrumentalist and internationally recognized orchestral conductor, Ivar Lunde of Skyline Studios, Eau Claire, Wisconsin rounds out the producing team that makes Invitation from Within a work of musical art. It is a pristine recording (a standard of Licater’s studio work), powerfully relaxing and artistically expressed. Invitation from Within is more refined than her previous work, yet remains organic in its expression and true to her nature as an improvisational flutist.
In addition to performing on Native American flutes, Ann returns to her musical roots playing silver and alto flutes. Adding to the mix of meditative world flutes are many sound healing instruments including hand-held, quartz crystal bowls , Afro-Peruvian cajon, conga and metal tongue drum, vocals layers by ZMR Music Award Winning artist and composer Lis Addison (Tracks 1, 7) and Ann Licater (Tracks 4, 9) and a clay, Peruvian- "Huaca" flute hand-made by Sounds of Creation's Rafael Bejarano featured on Track 9 "Beyond the Mist." Acoustic grand piano (Ivar Lunde) serves as graceful accompaniment while Grammy-nominee Co-Producer Peter Phippen (a student of renowned jazz bassist Steve Swallow) plays American Fender Precision bass-- the only electronic instrument weaving in and out of the otherwise acoustic environment of relaxing spa-inspired music.
Ann's preparation for creating Invitation from Within included her October 2012 trip to Rome and Florence, Italy where she performed at the Awakened World Conference which was sponsored by the Association of New Thought and the International Inter-religious Peace Council. There she met peace activist Ela Gandhi from South Africa who was inspired by Ann's flute playing and its affect on her and stated, "Ann Licater’s music is soft and yet overpowering, it reaches the depth of my being and awakens the spirit inside of me.”
Many of the songs Ann brought into the studio for her latest album unfolded across the world while she played daily meditations on her flute for the international conference participants, whose purpose was to develop a living document envisioning engaged spirituality for the 21st century. A spiritual approach is a cornerstone of Ann's artistic expression and is felt throughout all of her albums and performances. But it was her decision to go home, back to her roots in the Midwest to record, which ultimately shaped the album.
The title Invitation from Within reflects Ann’s belief that looking inside oneself through meditation and relaxation opens up an awareness that we are interconnected with everyone and everything. In this awakened consciousness, we can act on intuition and trust the results which will be inspired and create ease,” she says. “Our Western culture, especially the fast-pace of corporate America is causing great stress. People need to relax and this music can help."

Discography

" Invitation from Within" - Released 10-1-2013

"Doorway to a Dream" - Released 2010

"Amazing Grace" Trad. arranged by Ann Licater and Jeff Oster- Digital Single Release 2009

"Following the Call" Wood & Clay Flute Music for Meditation and Inspiration- Released 2007

Set List

Sets run as follows:

Concerts run 2 hours with a 20 minute intermission

House concerts and intimate gatherings can incorporate storytelling and cultural perspective on the flutes.

Meditations are generally 1 hour and can be longer.