Multi-instrumentalist and composer Steve Sciulli, a pioneer in sound healing and sound meditation, has been in service to music his entire life.
Based in the upper reaches of Allegheny County Pennsylvania in a very small rural farming community; Sciulli has established himself as a risk-taker and creative liminal musician.
Over the past 35 years Steve has become well known as a multi-instrumentalist, music educator, interdisciplinary sound artist, sound therapist, writer and teacher.
Performing over 5000 public performances and recording more than 20 albums of unique and original music as well as folk, ambient and new age albums.
Starting with his seminal Pittsburgh progressive rock band Carsickness in the late 1970’s, he then founded the Irish rock group Ploughman’s Lunch and later formed the sound healing/meditation duo Life In Balance.
For over 15 years Steve toured the country with Life In Balance, performing in venues from Alaska to Florida and everywhere in between. During this time he produced numerous sonic Reiki healing sessions and original sound meditation CDs featuring electronically-processed Japanese Shakuhachi.
Throughout his musical career, Steve has maintained a deep musical tradition and intentionally expanding the listener-focused experience by creating trances and hypnotic states with lush sonic environments. Releases are available on Amazon, iTunes, Spotify, Pandora, etc.
Get Hip Records, Sounds True Records, The Relaxation Company, Real World Records, The Universal Music Group, Solitudes, Avalon Music, Fisher Price Music, Koch Records, Rave Up Records and Allegro Records.
Currently, Steve is exploring a new form of bio-communicative music: a collaboration with living plants as they respond to the flow of information and changes in their environment.
As a Botanical Musician—I combine Ancient Sacred instruments and leading-edge technologies* to accompany the real-time musical expressions of living plants. The result is a unique, intricate, multi-level texture and ambient flow of music which is a direct result of our co-created bio-communication.
The constant, natural and subtle electrical signals emitted by plants triggers electronic musical instruments, giving voice to the individual itself. During the performance, I build musical foundations in a self-generative sound environment which ebbs and flows in response to the ontological values between plant, performer and other factors (e.g. time of day, geographic location, human participants etc.).
The resulting live, bio-acoustic, interactive performance results in a relaxing, entertaining and visually engaging musical experience.
A short list of musical instruments played during a sound session:
• Japanese Shakuhachi – playing for 30+ years
• Indian Bansuri – playing for over 25 years
• Synthesizers, electronics and wind controllers – playing for 45+ years