About Scott August

About Scott August
About the Native American flute


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Multi-instrumentalist Scott August is an awarding winning composer and Native American style flute player known for his evocative soundscapes combining World and Ambient musical styles. His music is regularly featured on the nationally syndicated radio shows “Hearts of Space” and “Echoes” and on the the digital networks XM, Sirius, DISH and DirecTV.

August’s music has received numerous awards, including the prestigious Native American Music Award (NAMMY), and an Indian Summer Music Award. His album Lost Canyons won Zone Music Reporter (ZMR) Award for Best Native album, while his 2010 album Radiant Sky was nominated for best New Age album of the year--a rarity for an album released in the Native Inspired Music genre. In 2009, his DVD, Ancient Light, was aired on the PBS network. In addition to his recordings August is the author of two books and a popular blog.

John Diliberto of Echoes radio says "August has always been a cut or two above most native flute players... He layers guitars, keyboards and all kinds of percussion into his compositions, moving from world fusion to airy ambiences."

August's sixth and latest album, "Hidden Journey" has been met with acclaim. Muzikreviews.com wrote "Scott August has crafted a masterpiece with Hidden Journey." The influential website Mainly Piano.com reviewed stated that "August blurs genre lines, creating his own unique styles. His music is bold yet laid-back", Hidden Journey is "an exceptional album."

August began his musical training on cello and piano, and became interested in world music when he was given as African kalimba at age 10. He discovered Native American style flutes in 1996 during a trip to the Acoma Pueblo in New Mexico. The flute’s haunting sound captivated him, and he soon began adding them to his recordings. In 2001 he founded his record label Cedar Mesa Music.

August has also composed music and sound design for hundreds of films, commercials and video projects for clients such as NASA, The Discovery Channel, Lexus, Chevrolet, HBO, Nabisco, and Minolta. The Los Angeles Times has called his music "shimmering and luminous."

August lives in Santa Fe, NM

DISCOGRAPHY

Distant Spirits

2001

Sacred Dreams

2003

New Fire

2005

Lost Canyons

2008

Radiant Sky

2010

Hidden Journey

2012

BOOKS

Kokopelli's Flute

2001

The Complete Guide to the Native American Style Flute

2003

DVD

Ancient Light

2007



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