Paul Lloyd Warner
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Paul Lloyd Warner

Encinitas, California, United States | INDIE

Encinitas, California, United States | INDIE
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"SYMPHONY FOR HUMANITY"

In 1976, off the coast of Maui, Paul Lloyd Warner went to sea with a keyboard and speakers to play for the whales and dolphins.

What kind of man would be moved to do such an outrageous thing?

That same beautiful man, treasured by his friends and loved by all who have had the good fortune to be touched by his heart and his musical and poetic genius, has now created a CD for humankind.

Symphony for Humanity shines an entire spectrum of light on the human spirit, evoking the highest and the best in us. Taking his inspiration from the beauty of nature, of love, of peace and serenity, with Symphony for Humanity Paul holds up a mirror for us to see and admire the nobility of the human spirit. All that is good and pure in us, the shining reflection of our divine nature, lives and flows in this superb orchestral romance. The album's distinctive melodies and rich harmonies reflect a breadth and depth of passion and grace that pampers the heart and heals the soul.

And the door to a new musical genre is opened: Progressive Classical Music, the fusion of classical with new-age music. The result is a blessed marriage, the rich musical structure and the harmonic and melodic elements of classical music blending seamlessly with the pure serene, soothing and uplifting qualities of contemporary new age music. In his own inimicable tradition, he created the entire work at one sitting, a single man doing the work of an entire orchestra on a single track.

Truly an inspired album, this CD is the crowning glory of Paul's musical career so far . But we all know there is a wealth of poetry and music to come. — Chiwah - Vision Magazine - San Diego County


"SYMPHONY FOR HUMANITY"

In 1976, off the coast of Maui, Paul Lloyd Warner went to sea with a keyboard and speakers to play for the whales and dolphins.

What kind of man would be moved to do such an outrageous thing?

That same beautiful man, treasured by his friends and loved by all who have had the good fortune to be touched by his heart and his musical and poetic genius, has now created a CD for humankind.

Symphony for Humanity shines an entire spectrum of light on the human spirit, evoking the highest and the best in us. Taking his inspiration from the beauty of nature, of love, of peace and serenity, with Symphony for Humanity Paul holds up a mirror for us to see and admire the nobility of the human spirit. All that is good and pure in us, the shining reflection of our divine nature, lives and flows in this superb orchestral romance. The album's distinctive melodies and rich harmonies reflect a breadth and depth of passion and grace that pampers the heart and heals the soul.

And the door to a new musical genre is opened: Progressive Classical Music, the fusion of classical with new-age music. The result is a blessed marriage, the rich musical structure and the harmonic and melodic elements of classical music blending seamlessly with the pure serene, soothing and uplifting qualities of contemporary new age music. In his own inimicable tradition, he created the entire work at one sitting, a single man doing the work of an entire orchestra on a single track.

Truly an inspired album, this CD is the crowning glory of Paul's musical career so far . But we all know there is a wealth of poetry and music to come. — Chiwah - Vision Magazine - San Diego County


Discography

Released 31 albums, sold over one million CDs and Cassettes direct to the public. See the online DISCOGRAPHY at http://musicforpeace.com/html/discogrpahy.html

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A prolific composer, Paul has an infinite range of mood, imagery, feeling and sensitivity, and a tremendous palette of musical instruments. His music ranges from the most barely audible tones of a harp all the way to full symphonic scores. His music is non-rhythmic, a very important aspect of healing music, and he has been recognized as one of America's foremost composers of music for health and spiritual renewal.

Born in Los Angeles, California, Paul began his musical training at age seven. By his mid-teens Paul was studying advanced piano composition and technique with the noted Esther Lipton. After completing his studies in literature at UCLA, he continued his musical education in Florence, Italy. It was while in Europe that Paul began to develop an original, yet classical style of composition and performance for the piano. Influenced strongly by well-known composers such as Debussy, Ravel, and Fauré, the music of PLW is modern, yet classically based, and wonderful to listen to.

Returning to the United States in 1963, Paul settled in New York City. Paul spent the following five years exploring the neophyte electronic music movement then taking hold in the city, while working as a freelance photographer. In 1968, Paul moved his newfound knowledge to the more relaxed environment of Maui, Hawaii. While in Hawaii, he continued developing a style of composition and performance, true to the guiding principles of the classics, yet infused with modern interpretation, personal reflections, and inspired by the beauty of nature. This can be heard in his first album, Waterfall Music, released in the late 1970's in the Hawaiian Islands.

While in Hawaii, Paul became the first musician to play music for Humpback whales in the open ocean on a 70 foot sailboat. With the use of a white grand piano fastened mid-ship and sophisticated underwater speakers, he played his music to nearby whales who swam underneath the boat for several hours, turning cartwheels, like acrobats underwater. Their joyful responses, caught on film by marine divers, were an inspiration and milestone to the artist and to thousands who watched the documentary on public television channels.

Upon his return to the mainland in 1983, Paul made his residence in California. From his coastal location he traveled throughout the United States in his motor coach specially outfitted with a digital recording studio. He returned to Honolulu briefly to play music for the Dolphins at Sea Life Park, a Dolphinarium on the coast of Oahu. The music was piped underwater and the following photograph shows the response the dolphins made by literally dancing out of the water. As a musician in touch with nature, he derives the inspiration for his works from the beauty of his surroundings. He records on location at such beauty spots as the Grand Canyon, the Olympic Rain forest, Yosemite, the deserts of the Southwest, and America's rugged western coastline.

Presently Paul resides in the San Diego area and is actively cataloguing his entire life's output of music, more than 30 albums released and another 40 albums to be released in the future. He is a highly prolific composer and is currently preparing for the next phase of his music by multi-tracking large scale orchestral forces into a new holographic musical system that promises to bring his music to new dimensions of beauty in the emerging 21st Century music.