Flowing with the Tide

Featuring the best performances and compositions from Symbiosis founder-member Clive Williamson

Flowing with the Tide showcases the full range of music by the group Symbiosis – from lilting Latin rhythms to floating, deeply meditative soundscapes.

Multi-instrumentalist, sound designer and producer Clive Williamson plays keyboards, autoharp, gentle percussion, South American flute, wind synthesiser and sings, with help from gifted band-members John Hackett on flutes and guitar and Richard Bolton on guitars; and special guests Ashley Drees and Michèle Drees (percussion), Rupert Flint (fretless bass), Sally Goodworth (piano), Ian Ritchie (soprano sax), and Emily Jane Sinclair (flute).

The artwork for Touching the Clouds by Symbiosis

Flowing with the Tide

Featuring the best performances and compositions from Symbiosis founder-member Clive Williamson

Flowing with the Tide showcases the full range of music by the group Symbiosis – from lilting Latin rhythms to floating, deeply meditative soundscapes.

Multi-instrumentalist, sound designer and producer Clive Williamson plays keyboards, autoharp, gentle percussion, South American flute, wind synthesiser and sings, with help from gifted band-members John Hackett on flutes and guitar and Richard Bolton on guitars; and special guests Ashley Drees and Michèle Drees (percussion), Rupert Flint (fretless bass), Sally Goodworth (piano), Ian Ritchie (soprano sax), and Emily Jane Sinclair (flute).

The artwork for Touching the Clouds by Symbiosis

Flowing with the Tide

Featuring the best performances and compositions from Symbiosis founder-member Clive Williamson

Flowing with the Tide showcases the full range of music by the group Symbiosis – from lilting Latin rhythms to floating, deeply meditative soundscapes.

Multi-instrumentalist, sound designer and producer Clive Williamson plays keyboards, autoharp, gentle percussion, South American flute, wind synthesiser and sings, with help from gifted band-members John Hackett on flutes and guitar and Richard Bolton on guitars; and special guests Ashley Drees and Michèle Drees (percussion), Rupert Flint (fretless bass), Sally Goodworth (piano), Ian Ritchie (soprano sax), and Emily Jane Sinclair (flute).

The artwork for Touching the Clouds by Symbiosis

With a background in sound design and mixing for the BBC in London, Clive Williamson originally founded the group Symbiosis in 1987 to create thought-provoking and atmospheric music and theme tunes for radio and television soundtracks, but soon discovered that much of their ambient work was perfect as a backdrop for holistic therapies. Concentrating on making beautiful music to calm the mind and soothe the spirit, several Symbiosis albums were created specially for relaxation and healing, with Touching the Clouds and Amber & Jade proving particularly successful as an accompaniment to massage, reflexology, yoga and aromatherapy. The group’s music is now widely used in holistic therapy, hospitals, schools, stress management and mindfulness sessions. Research has proved its ability to lower the heartbeat rate and hence reduce stress. Symbiosis also have a melodic and up-tempo side with global influences, which is well represented here, together with some of the beautiful natural sounds and birdsong which Clive recorded in New Zealand for his album New Zealand Naturally.

Clive Williamson, the group’s leader, is aptly summed up in the words of the Todd Rundgren song that he sang superbly: “I was born to synthesize”. Somehow he takes all this diversity and weaves it all together. (John Saxby, reviewing Symbiosis at Rudolph Steiner House.)

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