Dr. Daniel Barry is a highly accomplished composer, conductor, and trumpet player based in Seattle, Washington. His intriguing music falls primarily into the Jazz genre, but integrates elements garnered from advanced Classical music studies and residency and festival performances throughout the world, in particular Brazil and Peru. Daniel was recently honored with a Fulbright Scholarship, and will serve as Composer-In-Residence at the Univeridade Estadual de Campinas, Brazil, in 2012. He also currently writes for and performs regularly with his chamber music group Walk All Ways.
"Barry’s strength as a composer lies in his ability to develop simple motifs into intricately arranged musical stories. Walk All Ways, at once romantic and satirical, is a successful encapsulation of Barry’s vision of the modern musical world. The sounds are fresh, imaginative and worthy of repeated listening." - John Barron, All About Jazz - "Superbly crafted charts... fresh, imaginative approach." - David Franklin, JazzTimes - "Barry's compositions (Music of the Spheres) sound like (Luciano) Berio on morphine, underwater. And this is not a bad thing. These pieces make for great ambient music..." - C. Michael Bailey, All About Jazz
Awakening in a strange place, sci-fi, acid trip, after armageddon, emotional revelation, discovery, fantasy. This unusual, all acoustic piece was recorded in an underground cistern and provokes an intense sense of eerie calm and strangeness. One solo instrument slowly unfoldsafter another. Instrumental, New Age, Space Music
Strange and exotic scene opener. A sunrise in a distant country, a market opens, a wonderous new world unfolds. Evokes India and the Middle East. This track creates a sense of exoticism, expectation and awakening, then recedes at the end. Takes you on an inner journey. An unfolding soundscape. Instrumental, New Age, Atmospheres
A meditative short suite of individual instrumentalists performing live meditative music in an authentic reverberant underground cistern. Beautiful slow live acoustic sounds in an unusual setting. Sets the space for meditation, reflection, relaxation. Yoga, massage, holistic therapy, Instrumental, New Age, Atmospheres
Strange and exotic scene opener. A sunrise in a distant country, a market opens, a wonderous new world unfolds. This track creates a sense of exoticism, expectation and awakening, then recedes at the end. Be amazed by this new day! Instrumental, New Age, Atmospheres