center is blessed with live musicians who lovingly provide incredible music
for our meditation services. We are pleased that Cynth is among these
musicians. Her powerful yet humble sound emits a healing vibration that is
truly comforting to the heart and mind. All who hear the magic in her playing
are the better for it." - Dr. Rickie Byars Beckwith, Director of Music & Arts,
Agape International Spiritual Center
"I have a thing for
flute music. First it was Carlos Nakai, then it was the soulful Dominic Dean
Breaux and now I have a new flautist. Her name is Cynth. Not only does she
play an outstanding flute; she makes her own instruments from bamboo and
even plays the percussion that supports her atmospheric forays. This disc
feels healing in a tribal Zen kind of way. In an era when almost every
recording includes electronic enhancement, this disc is supremely organic." -
Adam Skolnick, LA Yoga Magazine
"I have brought
Cynth’s music to the bedside of Hospice patients and have witnessed its
effect on them. Her remarkable work touches the emotions, cultivates a
peaceful environment and brings a meaningful experience for patients and
families in the midst of trying times." - Lothar Delgado, Bereavement
Coordinator, Kaiser Permanente Hospice
"I wouldn’t be
caught in traffic without it!" - Cynth’s Mom
"Enchantment straight from a healing heart. I played it at a birth recently and her sounds created an incredible atmosphere for Mom and baby!" - Christine Stevens, Health & Wellness Director, REMO INC.
Cynth has traveled the many roads of music, first as a student of the classics, then a devotee of jazz and later the difficult maze of pop artist, to find her true home as a maker of flutes and composer of inspirational music.
Daughter of a jazzman and classically trained, (she studied with the 1st chair flute of the LA Philharmonic) Cynth signed her first recording contract with Warner Bros/Seven Arts at the age of 19, and released an album "The Holy Mackerel" with hall of fame singer/songwriter Paul Williams and award winning producer Richard Perry.
She continued to work as a studio musician in Los Angeles before journeying to San Francisco to play and compose music for the world-acclaimed San Francisco Mime Troupe. From there, Cynth went on to play flute, sax and percussion with numerous pop bands. Her Los Angeles based group High Risk was the first release for the groundbreaking woman's recording company Olivia Records.
Cynth has been practicing meditation for over thirty years and began making her own bamboo flutes and exploring the powers of what she calls "organic music." When a close friend was in a coma, Cynth came to the hospital to play her flute. To the amazement of Cynth and the ICU nurses, there was a dramatic improvement in heart rate on the bedside scopes. After this experience of the power of music, Cynth committed herself to bringing a new awareness and approach to healing through music and continues to be a pioneer, researcher, performer and recording artist.
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