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Clint Goss - Biography for Performances

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Brief Artist Bio

Clint Goss, Ph.D. is a trained music facilitator and performer on world flutes and an array of ethnic fusion world instruments. His performances weave rhythms and melodies from many musical heritages to create music that is deeply respectful of the cultures that created the instruments he plays.

Clint performs on the Native American Flute, Indian Bansuri, African Kalimba, Slovakian Fujara and Koncovka, Indian Shruti box, Swiss Hang, and a variety of world percussion instruments. He has performed and recorded on five continents, and his collection of over 240 world flutes is a source for many of the organic and eclectic sounds he brings to the mix.

His collaborations have included Grammy®-winning artist David Darling and Grammy®-nominated artists Peter Phippen and Michael DeMaria. He has played with Choctaw storyteller Tim Tingle at the Smithsonian / National Museum of the American Indian in Washington D. C.

In 2006, Clint released “SpiritGrass” with bluegrass artist Eric Miller, which was a finalist in the 2007 International Acoustic Music Awards. Many more CD productions have followed, with a heavy emphasis on music enrichment and education.

Clint holds a certificate in music facilitation from the Music for People organization and actively facilitates music workshops for Native Flute players as well as general music workshops.

Based on research into the origins and history of the Native American Flute, Clint developed the web site Flutopedia.com, which provides expansive resources for players, makers, and researchers of the Native American flute. From that research, he and Vera developed the Origins concept: an event that blurs the line between artists and audience and invites everyone to contribute to the music and share their musical voice. Together, the group explores the earliest forms of human musicality and creates music from before a time when music became over-civilized.

Full Artist Bio

Clint Goss, Ph.D. is a trained music facilitator and performer on world flutes and an array of ethnic fusion world instruments. His particular blend of world instruments is a result of his early experience on the clarinet, his encounter with the Native American Flute, and extensive experience traveling and performing around the world. His performances weave rhythms and melodies from many musical heritages to create music that is deeply respectful of the cultures that created the instruments he plays.

Clint performs on the Native American Flute, Indian Bansuri, African Kalimba, Slovakian Fujara and Koncovka, Indian Shruti box, Swiss Hang, and a variety of world percussion instruments including African Djembe and Udu. He has performed and recorded on five continents, both solo and in a wide range of musical ensembles. His collection of over 240 world flutes is a source for many of the organic and eclectic sounds that he brings to the mix.

His collaborations have included artists Randy Brody and the Global Rhythm Group, Catherine Marie Charlton and the CMC Trio, Jim Parker at the famous Nashville song venue The Bluebird, Ron Kravitz of Music in the Moment, Grammy®-winning artist David Darling, Peter Phippen, Ash Dargan, Zambian Reggae artist Mathew Tembo, Marrakesh Gnawa musician Youssef Mestauri, Choctaw flutist Don Zimbelman, Adelante with members J. Jody Janetta and Paul Mimlitsch, Choctaw storyteller Tim Tingle at the Smithsonian / National Museum of the American Indian in Washington D. C., and Grammy®-nominated artist Michael DeMaria.

In 2006, Clint teamed up with bluegrass artist Eric Miller and vocalist Lynn Miller to form the SpiritGrass ensemble. They released the CD “SpiritGrass” on the Manifest Spirit Label, which was a finalist in the 2007 International Acoustic Music Awards. Many more CD productions have followed, with a heavy emphasis on music enrichment and education.

These have included:

  • the Native Flute Tracks series of educational CDs for Native Flute players,
  • The Listening Book and The Musical Life, by W. A. Mathieu,
  • The Darling Conversations, by David Darling and Julie Weber,
  • Alba by Eugene Carr, Peter Dubner and David Rudge,
  • From War to Peace: Transforming Generational Trauma into Healing by Dr. Ani Kalayjian (available in English, German, Spanish, and Armenian).
  • Mystic Song by Lynn Miller, and
  • JazzGrass by the Eric Miller Quintet.

In 2007, Clint earned a certificate in music facilitation from the Music for People organization, founded by cellist David Darling, and now facilitates weekend and full-week workshops. Clint and Vera have facilitated at flute festivals and Native Flute schools at FluteQuest, Zion Canyon, Flower Mound, Flute Haven, Native Rhythms Festival, and the Potomac Flute Festival, as well as general music workshops at The Omega Institute, The Stony Point Retreat Center, the Kripalu Institute, and the Trumbull Connecticut School System.

Based on research into the origins and history of the Native American Flute, Clint developed the web site Flutopedia.com, which provides expansive resources for players, makers, and researchers of the Native American flute. From that research, he and Vera developed the Origins concept: an event that blurs the line between artists and audience and invites everyone to contribute to the music and share their musical voice. Together, the group explores the earliest forms of human musicality and creates music from before a time when music became over-civilized.

Press Photos

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Related Web Sites

www.ClintGoss.com — general home page

www.Flutopedia.com — Native Flute resource web site

www.ManifestSpirit.com — Manifest Spirit Records and Music

www.SpiritGrass.com — Clint’s Native Flute / Ethnic Fusion CD

www.NAFTracks.com — Native Flute Background CDs

www.ListeningBookAudio.com — The Listening Book and The Musical Life

www.DarlingConversations.com — The Darling Conversations

www.NativeFluteSchool.com — Native Flute Schools

www.FluteHaven.com — Specific East-Coast Native Flute schools

Details

Birth Date and Place: August 14, 1957 - New York

Genre: Ethnic Fusion

Instruments: Native American Flute, Indian Bansuri, African Kalimbas, Slovakian Fujara and Konkovka,

Indian Shruti box, Djembe, Udu, Swiss Hang Drum.

Styles: Ethnic Fusion, New Age, Contemporary Instrumental.

Moods: Calm/Peaceful, Ethereal, Soothing, Earthy, Organic, Reflective.

 

Stage Rider

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