Dean Evenson is an award-winning new-age musician, composer, producer and videographer. His hometown is Staten Island, New York. He has a master's degree in Molecular Biology. He worked in Manhattan as a recording engineer for Regent Sound with many Atlantic recording artists including Eric Clapton, Mose Allison, Roberta Flack. Dean plays several instruments including the silver flute, Native American flute, synthesizer and keyboards. In the New Age genre, his music is generally sounds of nature combined with flute melodies and other instruments for ambient and meditative purposes. His music is often used for massage, meditation, yoga and relaxation.
In 1970, he and his wife, Dudley Evenson, became involved in the portable video movement. They worked under grants from the New York State Council on the Arts with Raindance Foundation and helped publish a magazine called Radical Software. During the '70s, the Evensons traveled the country in a half-sized converted school bus documenting the emerging new age consciousness. They produced hundreds of hours of half-inch black and white video. They continue to produce videos and are in the process of archiving their extensive collection of early videos and high resolution videos, many of which can be viewed on their Soundings of the Planet YouTube Channel.
In 1979, Dean and Dudley Evenson, founded the independent record company Soundings of the Planet in Tucson, Arizona. Over the years he has collaborated with many world class artists as a producer and musician, including Li Xiangting, master of the guqin (Chinese 7-string zither), Sergey Kuryokhin, Russian avant-garde composer and Native American elder Cha-das-ska-dum. The Dalai Lama even appears on one of his albums. He has also collaborated with Hungarian pianist Tom Barabas, trance guitarist Scott Huckabay, harpist d'Rachael, and Tim Alexander, innovative drummer from the rock group Primus (band). He lives with his wife, Dudley, in the Pacific Northwest by a wild river in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains. They have three children and one granddaughter.
Soundings of the Planet has two YouTube channels. Soundings of the Planet YouTube which focuses on music and nature videos and Soundings Mindful Media YouTube which focuses on archival videos dating back to 1970 and more recent documentaries and spoken word videos. They also produce the award-winning Soundings Podcast with interviews of thought leaders that can be heard on iTunes and Spotify or on their website soundings.com.