California Composer Rosalind Richards is a classically trained flutist who brings us her latest album titled "Bamboo Wind." It's a collection of beautiful tracks inspired by Asian music featuring the flute and ancient traditional instruments of Japan, China, and Bali, with moods ranging from dramatic to meditative, happy, and mysterious. Rosalind's beautiful flute playing helps to uplift the music, along with the well-timed touches of dramatic gongs, bells, taiko drums, and shakuhachi. Be sure to listen to Lantern in the Wind and Japanese Zen Garden.
Ms. Richards composes contemporary instrumental World Music featuring electronic techniques and live flute performance.
Her recent albums Eclec-tricity and World Flute Kaleidoscope blend music styles from around the world, including Celtic, India, Bali, Latin, Africa, South America, and the Middle East. Her World Fusion tracks have been sold to film directors in Europe and are receiving airplay on international radio. Some World Music compositions are Celtic Wind, Renaissance Garden, Andean Hopscotch, Irish Reel, Bali Java Jam, Maasaii Jumping, Japanese Zen Garden, Medieval Faire, Coming Storm, Raga Sunrise, and Ganges Dancer highlight exotic sounds from around the world.
Rosalind has produced five albums, and she recently won recognition by the famous Japanese Cultural Center in Kyoto with the purchase of her song "Butterfly Wings." Her music also is being used in films internationally. As an expert on ethnic rhythms and song structure, she has taught World Music classes at two San Diego universities for over 10 years. Earlier, Rosalind's group Ginseng played concert venues with Frank Zappa's band, The Mothers of Invention.
Light-hearted Asian styled piece perfect backdrop for Wedding Celebration or new beginnings. Innocent playful koto, flute and drum weave happy sweet melodies. Great Disney fantasy. Travel documentary or historic sci-fi. Instrumental, Japanese Music, Japanese Dramatic Music
Celebration and festivities in the Andes. Laughing, playing children. Fun, playful, joyful. Perfect for story about children. Simple flute with guitarron and drum portrays happy day in the town square. Travel documentary or family show. Bright colors. Powerful steady beat. Unexpected tango midway. Instrumental, Childrens Music, Children / instr. / world
Celebration and festivities in the Andes. Laughing, playing children. Fun, playful, joyful. Perfect children's story. Simple flute with guitarron and drum portrays happy day in the town square. Travel documentary, festival or family show. Bright colors. Powerful steady beat. Unexpected tango midway. Instrumental, Folk Music, Latin Folk
Dramatic Japanese soundscape with ancient traditional instruments: Mysterious flute, shakuhachi, koto, katana drums, clappers, gongs. Moody and beautiful, with an edgy koto theme & unexpected rhythmic touches. Exotic mysterious passionate. Geisha love story, espionage, Kung Fu, tea house, mystery, Instrumental, Japanese Music, Japanese Dramatic Music
Flute introduces swinging feel with keyboards, horns. Building, alive with tension but moving forward to promising new future. Great traveling music. Going to the future with hope and energy. Romantic drama or adventure thriller. City-jazzy, driving through NYC, skyscrapers, subways, highway. Instrumental, Jazz Music, Dramatic Jazz
Good city scene music, fast, sexy, jazzy, hip. Get moving on a bluesy Monday Morning with all the help of the saxophones, piano, horns, flutes, drums, tambourine. Catchy riff. Escalates, mood turns positive, hopeful, fun. Great Dramatic theme for film about urban life, subways, skyscrapers, food. Instrumental, Jazz Music, Dramatic Jazz
Joyful Celebration filled with energy and lightness. Good dancing music or background for film, TV or commercial evoking Renaissance, Middle Ages or olden days. Romantic couple dancing first time or innocent love. Beat is catching with flutes, guitars, harps, violins and drum. Playing in a garden. Instrumental, European Music, English Music
Parade of Scottish Bagpipes marching magnificently with pipe and drum. Beautiful flutes carried along by the rhythmic march beat. Banners flying, jugglers and clowns, children with fancy foods, running and playing, nobility strolling, booths with fruits, fish and wares, a happy village. Instrumental, European Music, Scottish Music
Romantic new love in a garden or dancing. Evokes simpler times, innocence, purity. Flute, guitar, harp intertwine. A cafe in French, England or Italy or film about Renaissance or Middle Ages. Perfect for history, TV documentary, period piece or film score. Instrumental, European Music, English Music
Perfect period piece or film score about Renaissance or Middle Ages. Highly energetic dance full of joy, hope and promise. New love, victory, optimism. new love in a garden or dancing. Evokes simpler times, innocence, purity. Flute, guitar, harp intertwine. A cafe in French, England or Ireland. Instrumental, European Music, French Music
Celtic instrumental piece with warm, uplifting flutes and indigenous drums. Hypnotic and moving, perfect for romantic drama or epic film score. Spacious and soaring feeling which inspires thoughts of love and beauty. Memories of lost love, new love or images of lush green hills or of vistas of home. Instrumental, European Music, Irish Music
Fiery and energetic Middle Eastern track alla Argo or on the brink of war movie with lives at stake and mental and physical battles brewing. Action-packed drama with exciting, exotic instruments of Flute, Oud, Dumbek, drone, egyptian finger cymbals and tambourine. Espionage, Sci-fi, End of the World, Instrumental, Middle East Music, Middle-Eastern Contemporary Dramatic
Longing flute and zither weave a sad tale using the beautiful pentatonic oriental scale to evoke mystery. Birds and wind accompany giving the instrumental music a natural and organic feel. Reminiscent of a lonely monk walking through a hard terrain. Perfect cinematic or opening credits to movie. Instrumental, Japanese Music, Japanese Dramatic Music
Flute introduces swinging feel with keyboards, horns. Building, alive with tension but moving forward to promising new future. Great traveling music. Going to the future with hope and energy. Romantic drama or adventure thriller. City-jazzy, driving through NYC, skyscrapers, subways, highway. Instrumental, Dramatic Music, Energizing Music
The road is clear ahead, past behind. A new beginning, a new day. Problems are over now. Great travel music. Flute moves piece forward with powerful string underneath. A chase scene or getaway on the highway or train. Moving, traveling, making out of town to a new life. Action thriller or adventure, Instrumental, Jazz Music, Dramatic Jazz
Cinematic, sweeping, grandiose, festive, celebratory, historic, medieval, pageantry, questing, regal, heroic, high Drama, mysterious, magical. sweeping vistas, period piece, dancing, celebration, beginning of a happy journey, reunion. Opening Has Powerful Call of the Flute, documentary, Instrumental, European Music, Irish Music
Harken back to Medieval summers and innocent times. Celebrations, lazy afternoons. Acoustic music, couples dance, sweet melodies, chamber style. Pleasant and soothing and hopeful. Harps, dulcimers and bodran. Soft and enchanting. Young lovers catching a moment or escaping to their happy future. Instrumental, European Music, English Music
Light and beautiful Asian piece with strings, flute, bell and water. Lovely floating melodies gently and harmoniously dance together. Perfect instrumental background for Asian film or TV creating a relaxing, uplifting and peaceful mood. Romantic, joyful and magical. Instrumental, Chinese Music, Chinese Folk Ensembles
Pure and simple solo flute reminiscent of innocence and childhood. Ancient cultures simple life or rainforest.
Nature show. Romantic reunion. Fireplace scene with lovers. Instrumental, New Age Music, Meditation
Lovely, relaxing Asian piece with flute, wind and a beautiful zither. Pleasing sounds gently weave together with the wind in the background making is a perfect for a walk in nature. Perfect for Discovery channel or Travel or cooking show. Peaceful and light section in film. Instrumental, Japanese Music, Japanese Traditional Folk Music
Flute meanders through beautiful scene with golden tones. A drum enters giving it an ancient quality of times past or early cultures. The Wind enters making it haunting and mysterious and beautiful. Perfect for travel or history documentary or even futuristic. Movie about spiritual journey. Instrumental, New Age Music, Meditation
Lovely, relaxing Asian piece with flute, wind and a beautiful zither. Pleasing sounds gently weave together with the wind in the background making is a perfect for a walk in nature. Perfect for Discovery channel or Travel or cooking show. Peaceful and light section in film. Instrumental, Chinese Music, Chinese Folk Ensembles
Sweet melody of the flute evokes lovely memories. Simple and innocent. A perfect balance. Primeval.
Travel documentary of rainforest. Swinging on a hammock under a tree. Perfect for massage or meditation.
Children running and dancing. Instrumental, New Age Music, Meditation
Calm, soothing and beautiful Asian-styled piece with Flute, temple bowls and nature sounds. Lovely piece accompanying any nature scenes, spa, cooking or travel documentary. A peaceful walk overlooking a picturesque vista. Instrumental, Japanese Music, Japanese Traditional Folk Music
Wandering Monk travels searching for meaning through danger, espionage and intrigue. Rich changing moods and colors. Perfect for dramatic soundtrack or Asian historical or fantasy drama. Instrumental, Japanese Music, Japanese Dramatic Music
Well-produced and beautiful track filled with ancient instruments of Japan, flute, shakuhachi, kotos, gongs, taiko drums. Magical with waterfalls and chimes in background, great for Disney fantasy or opening theme for film or travel documentary. Instrumental, Japanese Music, Japanese Dramatic Music
Smooth, sexy city scene. Hope in is the air. A promising new date or romantic adventure. Travel music. Film or TV instrumental. Flute gives it heartwarming and soaring feel with cool beat. Driving along the Hudson River Parkway to a new beginning. City scene on subway, train, traveling. Instrumental, Dramatic Music, Energizing Music
Breezy afternoon, lunch on the veranda, ladies in pastel dresses, lovers strolling, bicycling through town on Sunday, playful waves on a sunny beach. Guitars, and keyboards and flute. Gentle drums, soft ocean breezes, big skies. Honeymoon. Walking On the Beaches of Brazil. Instrumental, Latin Music, Bossa Nova
Light-hearted Asian style piece with playful kotos and flute interweaving. Perfect background for a Wedding Celebration or new adventure or beginning. Magical journey. Children playing in a Japanese courtyard. Birthday party or happy news. Instrumental, Japanese Music, Japanese Dramatic Music
Mellow alto flute deepens the relaxation. Healing and meditative. Perfect for spa or yoga.
Floating down a stream without a care in the world. Rocking the baby to sleep. Instrumental, New Age Music, Meditation
Mysterious and haunting wind starts this piece followed by slow, deep sounding solo flute. Perfect for a romantic scene with rainstorm in the background. Nature show. Dreamy and peaceful. Spiritual journey to Himalayan mountain top. Ethereal, floating clouds. Instrumental, New Age Music, Meditation
Spacious dark and smokey Japanese landscape filled with drama and intrigue. Flute weaves mysteriously throughout the changing moods. Breathy hisses, bent notes, gongs all create an atmosphere perfect for movie trailer or soundtrack. Instrumental, Japanese Music, Japanese Dramatic Music
Perfect for an cooking show with a flair. Dramatic with old-world instruments of accordion, flute, violin, cello, celeste and mandolin. Fiery, fun and imaginative could go great with romantic european comedy or travel venture. Fellini-esque. Perfect for TV commercial or film trailer or romance scene, Instrumental, European Music, Italian Music
Lively, syncopated guitar with staccato flutes. Party, energy. Driving through Spanish hillside or a romantic
journey through vineyards. Leaving for an Adventure in a Spanish Town. Moments of joyful ecstasy as flutes reach higher octaves in harmonious duet. Lovers watching sunset,, Instrumental, World Fusion, Latin World Fusion
Perfect for dramatic soundtrack filled with romance and intrigue. Smokey dreamy japanese landscape with images of teahouse, geisha, battle, swords, samurai and colorful dress. Lonesome journey, wandering, alone, searching, reflecting. Instrumental, Japanese Music, Japanese Dramatic Music
Tablas and electric piano open with energetic driving theme. Suspenseful, flying, exciting. A sense of motion or traveling. Dreamy afternoon at the beach with waves rolling in, clouds
scudding by, children splashing in water. Exciting flute jam enters midway. Walking Dog, skateboarding or driving. Instrumental, New Age Music, Atmospheres
Sweet and simple flute melody. Innocent folk song of ancient peoples and times. Travel and vacation documentary. Nature or spa show. Tinge of sadness or loss. Great for medical drama. Instrumental, New Age Music, Meditation
Haunting wind in background with peaceful low sounding alto flute mysteriously entering. Great for soap opera or romantic drama with storm brewing. Good for opening credits, Instrumental, New Age Music, Meditation
Bollywood happy instrumental piece featuring mixed flutes, sitars, tablas, drone, cymbals. Celebration, fun party with everyone dancing to the lively beats. Good for an Indian movie or happy ending on a trailer. On a cloud on top of the world celebrating. Travel documentary, cooking show. Instrumental, Indian Music, Bollywood
Strong opening of temple blocks, taiko and dramatic surprising percussive sounds creating an immediate dramatic Japanese landscape. Powerful immediate image of Japan and intrigue. Instrumental, Japanese Music, Japanese Dramatic Music
Calm, Chinese folk ensemble with traditional instruments of guzheng and xiao flute. Sweet, refined piece perfect for restaurants, travel documentary, cooking show or doing Tai Chi. Great soundtrack for film or TV. Instrumental, Japanese Music, Japanese Traditional Folk Music
Dreamy, jazzy with relaxed beat. Electric piano, drum kit and bass. Traveling feel-good music. Good for
family or romantic tv soap opera or commercial. Travel documentary. Day-dreaming about the future.
Mood shifting from intriguing to mysterious to anticipation to whimsical. Astronaut Floating. Instrumental, New Age Music, Atmospheres
Beautiful and haunting track filled with drama and romance. Ancient strings, flutes and gongs make this a rich backdrop for an epic story about battle and yearning for more peaceful times. Instrumental, Chinese Music, Chinese Dramatic | Edgy
Lively, syncopated guitar with staccato flutes. Chef making dramatic Paella, Flamenco dancer at a small restaurant, two diners sharing a secret on a busy patio, leaving for an adventure in a Spanish town, Moonlight in Seville listening to music on the streets. Romantic interlude. Party, dancing. Instrumental, World Fusion, Latin World Fusion
Immediate dramatic opening as the Flute, Percussion and Kotos create an exciting Japanese flavor. A Wandering Monk traveling through changing landscapes and moods with a variety of smokey and emotional instrumental colors and sounds. Geisha intrigue, warrior's life from teahouse to battle. Instrumental, Japanese Music, Japanese Dramatic Music