Ami plays the chakra-tuned quartz crystal Singing Bowls and percussion, while Steve plays the enhanced Japanese shakuhachi, bansuri and concert flutes. Guest musicians have included Jim Donovan (Rusted Root), Jamie McMenamy, and Jeff Kowal.
Life in Balance have sold thousands of CD’s, both in the United States and abroad. Their CDs, "deeper", one of the top selling albums (Backroads Music), and "Star" have hit the top lists of the year, and are played on heavy rotation on numerous radio programs, both throughout the country, and abroad. Life in Balance was featured in the "Living Room Concert" series on the NPR program, "ECHOES", as well as many Internet radio stations, like Astreaux World, and Ambient US. The duo has also appeared on both local and national television.
Apart from theater and concert halls, the duo has performed in many diverse venues, such the International New Age Trade Shows (both east and west), Art and Music Festivals throughout the country, The Andy Warhol and Carnegie Museums, Planetarium and Science Center, Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, the O'Reilly, Rex and Buskirk-Chumley Theaters, yoga studios, health centers, spas and churches throughout the United States.
Life in Balance has also performed with authors: Deepak Chopra, Robert Thurman, Lee Carroll and Patricia Cote-Robles; and musicians, including Robert Rich, Rusted Root, Dharma Bums, Krishna Das, and The Drepung Gomang Tibetan Monks.
A partial list of musicians that Steve has recorded with, includes: Paddy Keenan (Bothy Band), Philip Chevon (The Pogues), Pat Kilbride (The Battlefield Band). Steve has played support shows for such diverse groups as: U2, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Echo and the Bunnymen, Rusted Root and Ani Difranco.
A student of Reiki and the healing arts since 1987, Ami says: "I feel in resonance with the healing energies when activating the quartz crystal bowls. In so doing, I become a conduit, sonically showering the listeners with the potential for expanded consciousness, enhanced synchronicity and sublime joy. Sounding the quartz crystal bowls with Life in Balance is my work and destiny. Performing with my husband, Steve, is my joy."
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