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I am Daniel Berthiaume, a musician and a composer. On this page you will find a sample of my work.

My aim is to produce music which has a high potentiality to provide you, the listener, to a relaxing
state which will bring you to peace and in harmony with your inner self.

You may call this music " Ambient - Relaxation - Meditation - New Age - Chillout ", or just " Music ", as
you like. I hope it touches your soul.

postheadericonThe genre of Ambient Music

Ambient music starts in the early 20th century and is recognized as such in the 70's. It is background music for a cool atmosphere and relaxing, or for pursuing other activities. Erik Satie and Brian Eno are the links between art and music which made this genre of music exist.
The term, coined by Brian Eno, was initially referred to the mission of its kind to be background music or, more precisely, a music "background" (Eno had just made a first ambient album entitled Music For Airports ). Subsequently, it is more the predominance of patches and the lack of beats that were used to define the genre.
Beyond the major influence of Brian Eno, other musicians and bands added to the development of "Ambient Music". The term, however, remains deeply rooted in the context of the 1970's trippy music: Tangerine Dream, Klaus Schulze, Ash Ra Tempel, Heldon, Brian Eno, Harold Budd, Pink Floyd, but also music classical minimalism (Steve Reich and Philip Glass for example, or Erik Satie).

Ambient Music / Music Lounge / New Age / Relaxing Music



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Born in Montreal (Canada), Daniel Berthiaume is a type-setter and multi instrumentalist which is characterized by his musical eclecticism. Raftered guitarist, he also plays keyboards and sings in a multitude of musical styles (rock'n'roll, pop, jazz, blues, folk, Ambient Music, New Age, électronica, etc.). In the Eighties he travelled the whole Quebec territory with various groups of variety while presenting more than 400 concerts of music of covers (Supertramp, Genesis, U2, etc.) and of original compositions. It is during this period that he produces a first record entitled Yellow Street (Dance music) carried out in collaboration with the DJ of international reputation M.C. Mario. He also worked at that time with Allen McCartey (Men Without Hats) Steve Tracey (Loni Gamble, Céline Dion) Luc Phaneuf (Starmania) Yvan Payeur(Cirque du Soleil) and several other speakers of the Montreal's musical area.

He also wrote several music and sound tracks for corporative and advertising films. In the beginning of the Nineties he was attracted by New Age music and quickly became a leader of this style in full expansion. During this period it produces 7 albums, all nominated with the ADISQ awards and seen rewarded for the Felix (Québécois trophy are equivalent to the Grammy's) for the album of the year in the New Age category.

In 94 he created a concept which connects the dance, the music and the spirituality which it names EGO and of which will be born a ballet presented in Montreal at the Gésu theatre, and an album published into 98. He produces 4 albums between 1999 and 2002 including THE 4 ELEMENTS a best of his work.

He wrote the title Agir, Réagir appeared in June 2004 and which is interpreted by Youssou dour, Jean-Jacques Goldman, Daniel Lévy, Faudel, Laam, Khaled and several others within the framework of a humane operation connected to the earthquake of Al Hoceima in Morocco.

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 Albums

Arizona cover

ARIZONA

 

Ambient

New Age / Lounge

Relaxing Music





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Ego cover

EGO

 

Ambient

New Age / Lounge

Relaxing Music





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The Nature of Silence cover

The Nature
of Silence

 

Ambient

New Age / Lounge

Relaxing Music


Night Music cover

Night Music

 

Ambient

New Age / Lounge

Relaxing Music





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Les Grands Classiques cover

Les Grands
Classiques

 

Ambient

New Age / Lounge

Relaxing Music





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O Holy Night cover

O Holy Night

 

Ambient

New Age / Lounge

Relaxing Music


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