|Thursday, January 14, 2010
|New Age > Meditation
|© DNDS Records
Dominique Starck Journey Within guitar solo
"Auf eine Reise nach innen begibt sich der Hörer mit Dominique Starcks CD Journey Within. Alle 22 Kompositionen wurden live eingespielt und spiegeln Starcks kontemplativ-melodiösen Stil in vollendeter Form wider." (esotera) DNDS CD 1028-2, 62 Min. Dominique Starck was born in 1956 into a family of musicians from Strassburg, whose musical legacy was passed on from generation to generation. In his youth he played in various band formations as guitarist and composer. He studied at Zurich Conservatory of Music and Musikhochschule Zurich with Gertrud Brun and Walter Feybli and graduated with a concert diploma with distinction in 1978. He studied composition with Josef Haselbach and devoted his further studies to Oriental, Far-Eastern and African music. These were later followed by studies of music education as well as Middle School project management. His composition work was also influenced by studies of music, Alexander technique and Chi-Gong with L. Jeng-Chun Chen (Taiwan) and studies of African music with Cheikh Tidiane Niane (Senegal). Dominique Starck's chamber music concert performances in vairous formations (Jazz and classical) have taken him through various parts of Europe and USA. Numerous CD, Radio and TV recordings have been produced over the past years. Through his research work with Prof. Dr. Balthasar Staehelin (University of Zürich), John Buttrick (Mmusic therapist USA) and meetings with Hopi Indians in Arizona Dominique Starck built on his knowledge and interest in th therapeutic aspects of music. Dominique Starck was a student of various shamanic and spiritual schools.