Deuter creates his music in his home studio hidden deep in the New Mexico forest outside of Santa Fe, which he shares with birds, deer, bears, roadrunners, snakes, and coyotes. The studio, with its large windows and views of the forest, is both a sanctuary and a laboratory for creating his award-winning music.
Deuter continues to learn and master an ever-expanding array of instruments including piano, various keyboards and synthesizers, guitars, shakuhachi flute, cello, koto, sitar, tabla, Turkish sasz, Persian tar, santoor, bazuki, Tibetan singing bowls, chimes, drums, ethnic percussion, and more. “For me, all the instruments are like colors in a painting,” states Deuter. “I’m not focused on one instrument specifically. I use many sounds and instruments so that it is like painting with sound.”
Through feeling, awareness, and experience, Deuter expresses spirituality through music to transport the listener to a space of wellbeing.
“When I was a boy in the 1950’s and 60’s, I enjoyed watching science-fiction movies and dreaming of a future where people could fly to other planets or live on space stations. My only concept of space was outer space. Later, through music and meditation, I got to know another space … an inner-space inside myself. Studying physics, I learned to imagine an atom the size of a cathedral, and proportionally, the nucleus is only the size of a particle of dust. The rest in between is empty space. We are surrounded by space. We are made of space. ” – Deuter