Aeoliah (pronounced: Ay-oh-lee-ya) was born and raised in Germany
and then immigrated later to the US with his parents. He completed his
university training at the University of New Mexico, graduating cum laude with a
degree in fine arts. His works of art have been exhibited in world museums such as the Art Institute of Chicago and the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam. During his early teens, he took formal music lessons on the
violin and played in his local high school orchestra. However, his true love was always
the piano. In 1979, while he was in process of completing a painting entitled Music of the Spheres,
he began to hear tonal harmonies that corresponded to the healing tones and colors in the
painting. He then got the idea that light and sound are somehow linked as universal forms
of energy, and this in turn, became his inspiration and vision to create his first album, Inner Sanctum in 1980.
What started out as impressionistic, improvisational textures of
electronic and acoustic instruments blending together in rich harmonic overtones of
transparent, ethereal sound, later evolved into more structured compositions which have
since, become well known classics of the New Age meditation & healing music genre.
Aeoliah firmly believes that to continue to categorize music that may
contain various styles and elements such as classical, deep space music, or pop into one
narrow category of New Age, is much too limiting to the broad appeal of the music. His
music is steadily moving into more mainstream outlets such as Barnes & Noble,
Best Buy, I-Tunes, Tower Records, and a large chain of department
stores in Europe. . His recordings have also been featured on
Continental and KLM Airlines as part of their in-flight program.
One of his big hits is Angel
Love, which was released in 1985, and still
continues to be on the top charts of the alternative music market today. In 1989 and 1991,
Angel Love was featured as a top ten best seller in the East Coast publication of 'New York Naturally', a resource directory for the tri-state area of New York, New Jersey, and
Connecticut. Among the top recording artists featured were Aeoliah, Enya, Suzanne Cianni,
Yanni, Ray Lynch, Mike Rowland, Bruce BecVar and Kitaro. Then in late 1993, Marla Maples
Trump gave birth to her first child, Ariana Trump, and played Angel
Love for Children, during her birthing process.
Shortly after giving birth, Marla appeared as a guest on CBS
This Morning, and handed a copy of that
recording to Paula Z
ahn, (also pregnant at the time) who was hosting the show, and said
that Angel Love was one of her favorite pieces of music. Quite a few other celebrities such as Ashley Judd and others also enjoy the soothing and healing aspect of his music.
Another album of Aeoliah's th
at many people enjoy is Chambers of the Heart (released as Angels of the Heart in Europe), which was inspired by some
of the neo-classical romantic piano music of the late nineteenth century. This album has a
universal appeal to a wide and varied audience, and is very accessible for the mainstream
market. His other top sellers include a series of four compact discs entitled, Music For Reiki Vol 1-4 ,
which are in demand both in the US and European market. In the past, Aeoliah has done some
extensive concert tours in Europe, and one concert in Tokyo in 1991. He was
interviewed on NRK, one the main national Japanese television networks, who aired his
interview on prime time television in Japan at that time.
Aeoliah's music has a wide appeal to many health professionals around
the world. His music is known for its therapeutic quality which has benefited hundreds of
thousands of people throughout the world who work with his healing music privately, in
hospitals, hospices and in-care centers. To date, Aeoliah has created twenty five musical
recordings available on CD. He has also produced several self-help recordings consisting of guided imagery with his meditation music.
He is also an accomplished Visionary Artist, Reiki Master, and an author. Receiving a special award for
his first book, Awakening Your Inner Light, published in 1992, was awarded Best Book of the Year in the New Age Category in 1992,
by the North American Bookdealer's Exchange. He has recently completed his second book, The
Secret Gardens of The Heart, a metaphysical
In the early part of 2012, he will create his first 45-minute music
video, combining his many talents as composer and visionary artist.
clearly describes the intention behind his healing and meditation music; "The
music I compose is created to help lift humanity out of denser, mundane consciousness and
into more expanded states of harmonic resonance and awareness by opening new sonic dimensions that help to rebalance the chakras & nervous system.
The healing and meditation music becomes a vehicle for self-healing when
it assists the listener to make contact with, unite, and merge with their innermost self. This sustained harmonic resonance helps us to shift out of the conditioned torpor of the mundane,
and opens us up to a more loving, open, receptive, conscious, and compassionate state of being and self-acceptance. It is
through this dynamic interactive process with the music, that the inner self is awakened,
and the transformation of healing is initiated."