Then they recorded their first instrumental music only album TRANSFORMATION in 1982 and TRANSMISSION in the spring of 1983. Suzanne had founded her own record label ISIS MUSIC in 1980 and moved to California in 1983. Both albums Transformation and Transmission are considered Classics of the New Age genre. Music from TRANSMISSION was also used in the award winning video STARFLIGHT.
Steven Halpern says in his foreword to the New Age Music Guide by P.J.Birosik, published by MacMillan â€œ...explorers, who helped lay the groundwork for what we now term New Age Music include Kitaro, Andreas Vollenweider, Vangelis, C.H.Deuter, Klaus Schulze, Paul Horn, Suzanne Doucet, Brian Eno and Paul Winter.â€
Suzanneâ€™s 30 years in the world of New Age music have provided her with incomparable knowledge, experience and contacts. Suzanne is an international recording and performing artist whose background encompasses being a prime time TV â€œPop Showâ€ hostess (guests included the BeeGees, Grateful Dead, Keith Emerson, Donovan), a songwriter & composer, script writer, sound designer, producer, A&R record label executive, music publisher, label owner & manager, marketing consultant, and retailer. Together with her husband James Bell, Suzanne owned and operated the world-famous specialized audio gallery â€œOnly New Age Musicâ€ in Hollywood, California.
She owns and operates now newagemusic.com - the #1 online source for new age music and represents digital rights (streaming, downloads and webcasting) to major internet players as well as the portal site NewAgeUniverse.com Her latest recording credits include â€œResonanceâ€ with Gary Miraz as well as the audio series â€œSounds of Natureâ€ and â€œTranquilityâ€ combining the state-of-the-art binaural recordings of Chuck Plaisance with her music. They were #1 and #2 for over two years at Amazon.com charts. Shirley Maclaine used Suzanneâ€™s music from the â€œReflecting Lightâ€ album on her best-selling video and audiocassette titled â€œInner Workoutâ€ and â€œGoing Withinâ€.
Suzanne has been a consultant to hundreds of artists, producers, record labels, radio programmers, distributors and retailers. She worked with many indie artists such as Michael HoppeÂ´, Patrick Oâ€™Hearn, Alex de Grassi, GolanaÂ´, Constance Demby, Ray, Liquid Mind, Armen Chakmakian and Tajalli.
Suzanne founded the International New Age Music Network and produced and directed three International Conferences and the first New Age/World Music Festival at the Wiltern Theater (featuring artists such as Paul Horn, Steven Halpern, Tim Wheater, Jai Uttal a.o.).
Life Magazine began their report on New Age Music with a quote from Suzanne, while specialized Keyboard Magazine acknowledged Suzanne for having â€œthe most authoritative view on New Age Music,â€ and the LA Times devoted a full page article to Suzanne in their Sunday Calendar section. International Magazines and TV production companies have interviewed her for their publications in Germany, Austria, France, Spain, Greece, Brazil, Japan, Taiwan, and South Korea.
Suzanne is the longest serving member of the annual Screening Committee of the New Age Category for NARASâ„¢ (Grammy Awards), helping to define the guidelines for New Age Music since 1987. Suzanne was part of the Presidential/Key Executive MBA Program at Pepperdine University, where she studied business administration. Suzanne studied at the Institute for Esoteric Psychology, as well as Composition at the Munich State Conservatory.
Christian Buehner was working for the Bavarian Radio since he was a teenager. He also became a pop singer and had a hit record with the German version of Saturday Night Fever. He started sound recording & sound design at the age of 14. Christian recorded and mastered many projects in his own studio which is now in Teneriffe /Spain. He recorded also his own series of Relaxation and Meditation albums as well as New Age Pop Songs and Satsang albums with Julien B. See also www.IAmMusic.com
Check out the artist's website:
1. Good Friday
2. Shiva's Dance