The Luminous World Orchestra
"it leaves you quietly transfixed and grateful to be alive to hear such beauty..." 
--The Daily Om

Our in-depth listening station is now at:

http://stevenchesne-theluminousworldorchestra.bandcamp.com

Moments from the Life Stories of Strangers - Pt. 1 made it to #8
on the
New Age
International Radio

Broadcast
charts
Threading the Ether made it to #16
on the
New Age
International Radio

Broadcast
charts
and was included in the "New Age Reporter"...
...Top Ten Recordings of the Year
by Music Reviewer R.J. Lannan
Both Deva and
Muses of Aqua were included by
"New Age Reporter"
in RJ Lannan's...

...Top Ten Recordings of the Year

From the Top Ten review:

"These two albums both conducted by Steve Chesne with the LWO were the high point of the year."

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Healing Music

Music Review, "Daily Om"

"it leaves you quietly transfixed and grateful to be alive to hear such beauty..." 

"...great torrents of spiritual gratitude..."   

"The results on the LWO's debut, Deva, were astounding ."

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Michael Diamond, Reviewer
Music and Media Focus

"... in my three decades as a music journalist, the compositions of Steven Chesne and The Luminous World Orchestra offer some of the most unique creative chemistry I’ve experienced."

"This album is a masterpiece, reflecting the harmonious fusion of diverse genres with classical and world instruments, and is sure to appeal to a wide variety of listeners."  
   
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Buddhism and Music

R.J. Lannan, Music Reviewer

"It is the magical music of light. It is the radiance of stars..." 

"Chesne has been permanently assigned to my desert island list."   

"He has the astonishing ability to combine music from heaven and earth."

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"Science of Mind" Magazine
Music Review

"...beautiful, expansive music ..."

"... peaceful but powerful upliftment...."

"Steven's multi-dimensional music can take you deep into your heart as well as transport you to the far stretches of the cosmos."  

   
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Buddhism and Music

Healing Music

Music Review, "New Age Retailer"

"The CD's haunting beauty is almost surreal."
  
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Stephen Hill, "Hearts of Space"

"...their refined textures and skillful compositions take you someplace worth going.”  
 

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Music Healing Research

Healing Music

Joe Kara, "LA Yoga" Magazine

""...poetic ebb and flow, an experience that defies labeling."

"...soothing, picturesque tracks that convey deep emotional qualities, seemingly woven into stillness and spirit.""
  
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Keith Hannaleck, music reviewer

 

Buddhism and Music

"...truly a slice of heaven.'

"This is ear candy that transforms into chicken soup for the soul." 
    
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Healing Music

Music Review,
"Light Connection Magazine"

"A masterpiece of haunting beauty..."

"It's hard to write about the music of Chesne and the LWO in anything but glowing superlatives."

"...unabashed emotional and spiritual passion."

"...emotionally evocative, lush...surreal."

"Gossamer...a tonal painting, translucent, with wave upon wave of pastels of unrivaled hues ..."

"...an indescribable sonic tableau..."

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Threading the Ether
made
KCUR's "Night Tides" picks, for

the
Top 10 Albums of 2009

Healing Music

John Diliberto, Host of "Echoes"

"As The Luminous World Orchestra, Steven Chesne makes a subtle music whose deceptively austere arrangements result in a lush emotional resonance..."    
 
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"Aura Magazine" music review
by Bette Timm

"Chesne has done something unprecedented with these familiar sounds. The result is cohesive and masterful, creating an elegant environment..."

"This is a graceful recording..." 

    
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Buddhism and Music
 
Michael Foster, "Ambient Visions"

"...He deftly blends orchestral arrangements ... an impressive palette upon which he paints his sonic pictures for the listener to enjoy..."

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Christopher Albright
WTUL-FM Threading the Ether Review

"Poetry for the Ears, Mind and Heart"

"Inspiring!"
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Buddhism and Music

Healing Music

"Essential Wellness Magazine"
Music Review

"The result is complex, rich and evocative...interesting and engaging enough to hold interest in focused listening. This is music-lovers music..."

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"Zone Music Reporter"
August Music Review

"...amazing in compostion and implementation..."

"...reverent and eloquently engaging
."


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Buddhism and Music

"Mostly Piano" Music Review for
"Moments from the Life Stories of Strangers - Pt. 1"

"...a colorful journey of spiritually-inspired moments that include joy, contemplation, reflection, playfulness, and the transcendental."

 
"New Age Reporter"
December Music Review

"...The list of awards that Steven Chesne has garnered is staggering and longer than this review..."

"...His quixotic collusion among ethnic instruments and the orchestra is unique, refreshing and above all else, stimulating."

"...Although each album can be enjoyed immensely on its own, I highly recommend that you pair up the two for a long, long period of aural enjoyment and sensual inspiration. The Luminous World Orchestra is enlightening."


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Healing Music

"Creations Magazine"
Music Review

"...an out of the ordinary offering..."

"Lyrical motifs in rich and beautiful musical settings, often cinematic in quality, convey a great depth of emotion throughout ..."

"...music with metaphysical healing properties...."

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"American Salon"
Music Review

"I love the collection of soothing melodies on Muses of Aqua by The Luminous World Orchestra." 
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Buddhism and Music
Both Muses of Aqua and Deva were nominated for the 2007 NAR Lifestyle Music Awards, for
Best Meditation Album

Healing Music

"Spirituality and Health Magazine"
Music Review

"...soul nourishing music..."

"...an ethereal song of love and devotion to the spirit of life."

"...rich and satisfying."
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"Daily Om "
Music Review, Muses of Aqua

"...going even deeper into the zone where mysticism and classicism combine and form beautiful new visions in the clearing mist."

"...inspired late-night brilliance. It’s the perfect soundtrack for meditations..."

"...slow and dreamy in an elegiac meditation..."

"...a forgiving, cleansing sweep."

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Buddhism and Music
 
"Zone Music Reporter"
April Music Review

"...the graceful gentleness..."

"...simply how beautiful the music is - at times being almost too pretty to be aptly described."

"...a wonderous exploration of world influenced orchestral magic."

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Muses of Aqua made the TOP 5 CDs
in the CD Baby New Age/Yoga Category.

"Mostly Piano" Music Review for "Threading the Ether"

"...enthralling..."

"...intoxicating..."

"This composer is not willing to remain stationary. His enthusiastic, adventurous spirit blends multiple genres that are gorgeous and accessible yet are still very unique and creative."

"...fascinating schoral arrangements that will simply elevate you..."
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Buddhism and Music

Healing Music

"Spirit Seeker Magazine"
Music Review

"...deeply moving music. It is highly accessible, easy to listen to, nourishing, satisfying, contemplative, and relaxing."
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"Four Corners Magazine"
Music Review

"...unique...inspiring...gorgeous..."     

Buddhism and Music

Healing Music

"New Age Retailer Magazine"
Music Review

"...especially lovely are 'Mantra,' 'Child King,' and 'On the Hill.'"
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"New Connexion "
Journal of Conscious Living
Music Review

"...thought provoking, meditative and with a spiritual quality that lends one to being fully present in nature." "...relaxing and quite wonderful. "   

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Buddhism and Music

Healing Music

"Natural Awakenings Magazine"
Music Review

"Steven Chesne, who has scored more than 300 films and television shows in Hollywood, is focusing his remarkable talents in a new direction.."
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"Arizona Networking News"
Music Review

"...the warm caressing sounds of the orchestra...gently empowering melodies useful for meditation, yoga, massage, and relaxation."  

Buddhism and Music

Healing Music

"The Muses Muse"
Music Review

"...a seamless whole that transcends either genre."

"...beautifully melodic, richly harmonic and finely textured."
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Christopher Albright
WTUL-FM

"Upon first hearing, I was impressed by the contemplative nature & spiritual quality of The Luminous World Orchestra sound. It has been a regular choice for a few months & will continue to reside, proudly, in the WTUL Library."
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Buddhism and Music

Healing Music

NME.com
Music Magazine

"...the wonderful new album 'Threading the Ether.'"

Healing Music

Andy Blossy
KUAC-FM

"...thoughtful, meditative and much more. I am grateful to have this music in my library..."

"...This music will be around for a long time."


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"Lloyd Barde Productions"
Music Review

"...their third exquiste recording...”   

Music Healing Research
Muses of Aqua, Deva and Threading the Ether are Editor's Picks
in the CD Baby New Age Category.


Healing Professionals Testimonials

Enjoy some testimonials by yoga instructors, acupuncturists, and massage therapists who use the music of The Luminous World Orchestra in their practice.
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Music and Healing Research

Healing Music

"Echoes" Radio Interview
with Steven Chesne

Echoes Interview series has featured such artists as Lisa Gerrard, Andreas Vollenveider, Mark Isham, Steve Roach, Patrick O'Hearn, Ottmar Liebert, Brian Eno, Robert Fripp, R. Carlos Nakai, Sheila Chandra, and Michael Hedges.
Hear the interview...

Muses of Aqua, Deva and Threading the Ether
are now, or have been, in the Top 20 in the following National Public Radio playlists:

CKUW, KCBX, KUAC, RFI, WAWL, WDBX, WWSP, KCCK, KCPR, KUAC, WDVR, WKNH, WRBC, WTUL, WUSM, WXPR, WYBF, WFIT, WMNR, WGRS, WRXC, Galaxie CBC, KEAO and Montana NPR, in the atmospheric programs:
Echoes, Night Breeze, Audioscapes, NightLight, Oasis, Planetary Prismatic Psonics, Athan's Journey, Cheezmuzik, Soundwaves, Solitudes, The Pit, Shades of Classics, Soundscapes, Journeys to the Infinite, Music from Beyond the Lake, Earth Tribe Jamin, Acoustic Resonance, and Radio Mir.

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