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Iasos (pronounced ya' sos) was born in Greece in 1947, and his family moved to America when he was four. He began studying piano at age 8 and flute at age 10. Formal music education lasted until the end of high-school, after which he became self-taught, studying the music from around the world, especially the classical composers.
In 1967, to his surprise, Iasos began spontaneously "hearing" a new type of music in his mind, which he then referred to as "paradise music". After graduating from Cornell in anthropology in 1968, Iasos decided to move to California and to dedicate his life to manifesting this "heavenly music" he was experiencing internally, since he was convinced it would have an uplifting, healing, spiritually-invigorating and harmonizing effect on many potential listeners. And that in many cases, this music would help people to connect to heavenly realms of existence.
In 1975 Iasos, along with his colleague Steven Halpern, pioneered and began what is now known as "New Age music" - with both Iasos and Steven each releasing their first album at that time.
In 1982 Iasos, spear-headed what has now come to be called "New Age videos" with his release of one of the very first new age videos - "Crystal Vista" - created as visualizations to his own music. "Crystal Vista" won FIRST PRIZE in "video art" in the SANTA CRUZ VIDEO FESTIVAL. "Crystal Vista" was also selected by the nation-wide CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW (CES) for "outstanding original programming" and awarded Iasos a plaque for "one of the most original video tapes of the year". "Crystal Vista" is currently one of the first new age videos to also be available as a laser-video-disc.
In1986 Iasos won a FIRST PLACE GRANT in "MUSIC COMPOSITION" from the MARIN ARTS COUNCIL, funded by the BUCK FOUNDATION.
In 1989 the Psychology Department of Plymouth State College in New Hampshire informed Iasos that they had been doing the main research on people that have had a "near death experience". In correlating their experiences, it turned out that Iasos' music received the highest rating, by quite a margin, as being most like the heavenly music they heard while officially "dead" or out of their body!
In February of 1990 Iasos was honored with the "CRYSTAL AWARD" for "artist" at the SECOND INTERNATIONAL NEW AGE MUSIC CONFERENCE , held in Hollywood. This "CRYSTAL AWARD" is given in recognition of outstanding achievements over many years within the field of "new age music".
Since 1968 Iasos has remained focused and dedicated to his original intention - composing and recording his music, giving seminars, and doing multi-media concerts around the world. His music has been used by NASA, LAZARIS, ENCYCLOPEDIA BRITANNICA, LASERIUM, and HEWLETT PACKARD, as well as by numerous hospitals, health clinics, therapists, mental health clinics, and surgeons throughout the world. Music by Iasos is currently being distributed in North America, Europe, Brazil, Australia, and Japan. Iasos' international multi-media concerts have taken him from Cairo to Honolulu, and from Los Angeles to Toronto.
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Other Career Milestones
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Concerts & Conferences
Video Programs - using Iasos' music in their sound-track
Films - using Iasos' music in their sound-track
Live Television Appearances
Webcasts - Live Broadcasts over the Internet
Awards & Recognitions
The CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW (the "CES" Show) for 1984, held in Chicago, selected the video program Iasos had created - "CRYSTAL VISTA" - for "outstanding original programming" and awarded Iasos a plaque in honor of "one of the most original programs of the year". The CES Show is the largest such national show in the country.
Iasos' video program, "CRYSTAL VISTA", also won FIRST PRIZE in VIDEO ART at the SANTA CRUZ VIDEO FESTIVAL of 1984.
The video program, "THE GLOBAL BRAIN" by Peter Russell, with full sound-track by Iasos, was the 1985 Winner of the GOLD PRIZE FOR EDUCATION and the Winner of the 1985 GRAND PRIX of the SWEDISH PUBLIC RELATIONS AUDIO/VIDEO FESTIVAL.
In January 1986 Iasos was awarded a Grant for FIRST PRIZE in MUSIC COMPOSITION by the Marin Arts Council, sponsored and funded by the BUCK FOUNDATION. The funds from this award allowed Iasos to acquire some of the important sound equipment he then needed.
1989 the Psychology Department of Plymouth State College in New Hampshire
was doing the main research on people that have had a "near
death experience" - an "NDE", to correlate
what their experiences had in common. One branch of their
research focused on music: These "NDEs" were played many
types of music, including classical, new age, and popular, and asked to
rate each such music in terms of how close it came to the music they
heard, while "on the other side". In correlating
the experiences of all these "NDEs", their research indicated
that Iasos' music consistently received (and still receives) the highest
rating, by quite a margin, for being most like the "heavenly music"
they heard while officially "dead" or out of their
This appreciation of Iasos' music by NDEs was also discussed in the book
"SPIRITUAL AWAKENING" by Barbara Harris.
In February 1990, at the SECOND INTERNATIONAL NEW AGE MUSIC CONFERENCE in Hollywood, California, Iasos was given the CRYSTAL AWARD for ARTIST, in recognition of "outstanding achievements over many years within the field of new age music".
In 1996 Iasos was granted THE VISION AWARDS. This award, given by a company called "The Vision Awards" in Waco, Texas, was given to Iasos for his sound-track on a video whose title was, coincidentally, called "The Vision Video" - a video by Penny Slinger promoting the health products of the Light Force Company.
In June 1997, this web site, created and maintained by Iasos, was awarded the honor of becoming a "Leading Edge Research Web Ring Member" - in their own words: "as our testimony to their excellence in content and overall service in expression of what we consider valuable knowledge." Leading Edge Research is a vast site and is one of the top sites on the internet functioning as a central collection of "alternative sources of information" for what's really happening now on our planet.
In July 1997, this web site, created and maintained by Iasos, was awarded THE LOTUS LIGHT AWARD by Spirit Network, for "Quality Excellence!" with respect to "useful information content, presentation of content, and graphic design". Spirit Network is a web site focusing on the educational aspects of spiritual information, including an on-line calender of classes, events, and workshops worldwide from teachers and presentors around the world.
album, SACRED SONIC TOOLS, won the
June 1999 Award for "Best Album Cover of the Year" from NEW AGE RETAILER.
The cover was custom-designed for this album by Garret
Moore (with a few "final suggestions"
Iasos received the "honor and title" of "NEW AGE MUSIC MASTER" in the Fraternal Order of Celestial Musicians, from the 5th Annual Black American Music Awards, sponsored by The Black American Blues Historical Society of Canada, on May 17, 2003.
has been added (April 2008) to the Academic Hall of Fame in his High
School - Franklin Academy - in Malone, New York (up-state New York).
Iasos graduated from Franklin Academy in 1964 with top honors.
Other Career Milestones
In 1975, Iasos, along with his colleague Steven Halpern, began what is now known as "New Age Music", with Steven releasing his album "Spectrum Suite" and Iasos releasing his album "Inter-Dimensional Music".
1982, Iasos, along with his colleague Ken Jenkins, began what is
now known as
"New Age Video", with Ken releasing his video "Beauty", and Iasos releasing his video "Crystal Vista". Ken and Iasos had both collaborated on each other's project.
by Iasos or about Iasos
|NEW AGE JOURNAL
L'AUTRE MONDE (Paris, France)
WHOLE LIFE TIMES (Australia)
CRYSTAL OF LIGHT
THE DRAGON'S QUEST
THE INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HOLISTIC HEALTH AND MEDICINE
THESE CELESTIAL TIMES
THE INNER VOICE
MINA OLEN ("I AM" - a glossy spiritual magazine in Finland) - Sept. 1997
SHAMBALA (a spiritual magazine in New Zealand) - April-May 1998
METAMUSICA (Iasos interview in a music magazine in Brazil) - Dec. 1998
UUSI SAFIIRI (glossy spiritual magazine in Finland) - January 1999
THE NEW EARTH NEWS - April/June 2000
HELIOPOLIS (a community magazine in Egypt - November 2000)
NEW AGE RETAILER (July-August 2001)
OUR SHARED WORLD OF THE SUPERNATURAL -
book by Brad Steiger with one chapter on Iasos (August 2001)
CONCERTS and CONFERENCES
The Palace of Fine Arts Theater in San Francisco
The San Francisco Civic Auditorium
Lake Louise in Banff, Canada
The Masonic Auditorium in San Francisco
Esalen Institute in Big Sur
The Grand Tetons in Wyoming
Maui Maharishi International University in Fairfield, Iowa
The Scottish Rite Auditorium in San Francisco
The Marin County Civic Center Auditorium
"Harmonic Convergence Attunement" concert at St. Andrews Cathedral in Honolulu
"World Congress on Illumination" at the Sheraton Waikiki, Honolulu
"Thank You San Francisco" concert at Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco
"The Second Annual Festival of Space Music & Art" at the Lucy Stern Theater in Palo Alto, California
"The First International New Age Music Conference", at the Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood, California.
"The Earth Conference" - Cairo, EGYPT - right by the pyramids.
"1990 World Symposium on Interspecies & Interdimensional Communication" - Tucson, Arizona.
Multi-Media Concert in Sedona, Arizona.
"Second International New Age Music Conference" - Roosevelt Hotel, Hollywood, California.
"The 10th Annual Western Region Unity Retreat" in Crystal Mountain near Mt. Rainier, Washington. (This is the annual meeting for Unity Church ministers for the western part of America. )
"Mt. Shasta Retreat with St.Germain" - Mt. Shasta, California.
"Group Avatar Annual Conference" - Sunriver Resort, Oregon.
"Conference for The American Wholistic Nurses Association" -
organized by Norman Shealy in Missouri
The Bridge Conference on the Past, Present, and Future of Pyschedelics" by Higher Consciousness at
Stanford University in California.
"Spring Solstice Concert" in Mount Shasta, California.
"Solar Eclipse Concert", July 11, 1991, in Sedona, Arizona.
"Fifth International Metaphysical Conference" in Sao Paulo, BRAZIL.
"Light Force 1993 National Convention" at the Hilton Hotel in
"Angels and Nature Spirits Conference" - Angel Fire, New Mexico.
"International Colloquium on the Healing Nature of Sound" - at
Green Pastures Estate, New Hampshire
"Angels and Nature Spirits Conference" - Molokai, Hawaii,
March 17-24, 1994
"Goddess Council" - Maui, Hawaii, March 25, 1994
"Northern California Sound Healer's Weekend" - Soquel, California, April 15-17, 1994
"Health & Healing Symposium" - San Diego, California,
August 12-14, 1994
"Conference on Goddess Energy" - Crete, Greece, October, 1994
"Mount Shasta Festival of Peace" - Mt. Shasta, California,
August 5, 1995
"First International Sound, Light, Color, Subtle Energy Conference" -
Asilomar Conference Center, California,
March 24-27, 1996
"Wesak Celebration" - "To bring in the New Millenium" - Mt. Shasta, California
April 30 - May 2, 1999
"Imagine Los Angeles" Conference, at the Los Angeles Convention Center, California,
June 19, 1999
"Star Knowledge Conference" - Oct. 29-31, 1999 - Pomona, California
"Science and Consciousness Conference" - Albuquerque, New Mexico
April 20-25, 2001
"Urantia Fellowship Summer Session" - Santa Cruz, California
Augst 9-12, 2001
"The First Annual Visionary Art, Music, and Video Festival" - The Palace of Fine Arts Theatre -
San Francisco, California - February 9, 2002
"First 21st Century Conference on the Healing Power of Sound" -
Hyatt at San Jose, California - March 2-4, 2002
"The Second Sacred Visionary Art, Music, and Video Festival" - The Palace of Fine Arts Theatre -
San Francisco, California - February 15-16, 2003
"Sound Awakening" - Peacock Gap Country Club, San Rafael, California, June 8, 2003
"Inter-Dimensional Games with Fairies & Angels" - Spring Equinox event
in Vancouver, B.C. Canada - March 20, 2004
"PeaceFest" - Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, California - Sept. 25, 2004
"Mina Olen Annual Spiritual Festival" - Featured main concert - Helsinki, Finland - Feb. 4, 2006
"World Sound Healing Day Celebration" - Guest Artist performance - Munich, Germany - Feb. 14, 2006
"Healing Extravaganza" at the Berkeley Psychic Institute - Prime Concert - Berkeley, California, USA- June 24, 2006
"Celebration of Oneness" - at the Pasadena Convention Center, in Pasadena, California, USA - December 9-10, 2006
Concert in Tucson, Arizona, as part of the "Tucson Annual Gem & Mineral Show".
This was held at the "Synchronicity Center" in Tucson - Jan 30, 2007.
"World Sound Healing Conference" - Cathedral Hill Hotel, San Francisco, USA - May 11-15, 2007
Concert at the "Kraak Festival 2011" in Brussels Belgium - March 5, 2011
Concert at "Cave 12" in Geneva, Switzerland - March 9, 2011
Concert at the "Humanist Records Festival #2" in Dijon, France - March 12, 2011
Concert at The Body Actualized Center, Bushwick, New York City - April 27, 2012
Concert as part of 26th Annual World Congress on Illumination - Kauai Marriott Resort, Kauai, Hawaii- Aug. 13, 2012
Portland concert - Sept. 2012
Oberlin College concert - Oberlin, Ohio - Feb. 2013
Concert at Cinespia, Los Angeles, California - July 26, 2013
Full-Moon Concert at La Casa Escendida, Madrid, Spain - August 10, 2014
using Iasos' music in their sound-track
LAZARIS video-tape series by Concept: Synergy.
Iasos was commissioned to create the theme music for the end credits
ILLUMINATION - a video of abstract beauty patterns by Ken Jenkins.
The first and last of the 5 sections use Iasos' music.
THE GLOBAL BRAIN (planetary transformation over-view)
by Peter Russell
CRYSTAL VISTA by Iasos
THE ETERNAL VALUES (vedic spiritual principles)
by Frederick Von Mierers.
PROSPERITY (principles for creating prosperity) by Arye Leslie Bender
VOICES OF THE NEW AGE (featuring Ram Dass, Bernie Siegel, Jean Huston,
David Spangler, & many others) by Hartley Film Foundation.
TANTRA - THE ART OF CONSCIOUS LOVING
by Charles & Caroline Muir.
BIOGETIC HOLOPHASING (subtle-body healing techniques)
by Nancy Clark.
THE ART OF CONSCIOUS LOVING - Part 2 - RELEASING THE
FEMALE ORGASM by Charles & Caroline Muir.
OPENING TO ANGELS by LIGHTWORKS.
THE MIAMI CONTACTS (about UFOs in Florida) by Randolph Winters
QUANTUM HEALING - TOWARD PERFECT HEALTH with Dr. Deepak Chopra,
by Hartley Film Foundation.
GLACIER'S BACKCOUNTRY - nature cinematography
by Joe DeFelice and Peack Productions
using Iasos' music in their sound-track
Two films by the special film-effects wizard
(who did the special-effects for "The Right Stuff" movie):
"The Music of the Spheres"
Two films by Hartley Productions ("Films for a New Age"):
"Flowing with the Tao", with narration by Alan Watts
"Buddhism: the Path to Enlightenment"
A Film by Richard Beymer, which won First Prize in the
1974 INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL in German:
"Expanding the Limits of Consciousness"
Films by Michael Wiese Productions:
"Beauty" (which also became one of the
forerunners of "New Age videos")
LIVE TELEVISION APPEARANCES
Iasos has made public appearances on television on many stations
in the Western Hemisphere - - from Honolulu to Toronto.
Also, his video-tapes have been aired on numerous television stations,
including Cable TV in the Los Angeles area and in the New York City area.
Live television appearances by Iasos include:
NEW YOU MAGAZINE with Leah Raim, Gill
San Jose, California
IDEAS FOR SUCCESSFUL LIVING with Angela Reese, Viacom,
Mountain View, California
METAVISIONS with Michael Lukino, Viacom,
Marin & San Francisco, California
A DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE with Rhonda Anderson,
Live Broadcasts over the Internet
WellNet with Carolyn - http://pseudo.com/ - 1 hour show, October 16, 1997
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a well-known and highly-respected higher-dimensional being channelled through
Jach Pursel of CONCEPT-SYNERGY, now has his own theme song -
"LAZARIS - A SPARK OF LOVE" - which is being used on a series of Lazaris video-tapes by CONCEPT-SYNERGY. This theme song was composed and recorded by Iasos, and is also available as an audio cassette from CONCEPT-SYNERGY.
Healers: Music by Iasos is being used and has been used
for years by professionals in the healing arts, including hospitals, psychiatrists,
surgeons, stress-reduction clinics, hypno-therapists, and numerous varieties
of massage therapists. Based on over 20 years of continuous feedback on
the therapeutic effects of his music, Iasos has compiled a separate page
on this site:
Functional Listing - suggesting and recommending different selections for different purposes, including healing purposes. (Note: No medical claims are made for this music. The music is intended to "enhance" the body's innate natural healing response.) Iasos has also been hired to perform for an annual meeting of THE AMERICAN WHOLISTIC NURSES ASSOCIATION.
ENCYCLOPEDIA BRITTANICA in England has used exclusively Iasos' music
for a relaxation cassette they offer, entitled "Relaxation Made Easy",
NASA has used Iasos' music for a multi-media presentation, produced by Tom Gates, about their Venus Space-Probe, which is being distributed to planetariums throughout the United States by NASA. NASA/JPL (JET PROPULSION LABORATORIES) have the licensed use of Iasos' music in their creation of multi-media film and video presentations, related to space exploration, which are distributed through educational and professional channels.
by Iasos has been used in various PLANETERIUMS
in North America, including:
The Morrison Planetarium of San Francisco
The MacMillan Planetarium of Vancouver, Canada
The De Anza College Planetarium in California.
Music by Iasos has been used by LASERIUM, known for their multi-media laser shows produced around the United States.
HEWLETT-PACKARD is using Iasos' music in their company's in-staff video program "Accelerated Learning Techniques".
Music by Iasos is being used on MEGABRAIN SYNC tapes, which are brain-entrainment cassettes, for inducing particular brain states, utilizing beat-frequency sounds. The founder of this series, Michael Hutchison, catalyzed the current world-wide interest in brain-mind machines with his historic book "MEGABRAIN".
SELF-ESTEEM SEMINARS has produced a 6-cassette self-help package, directed by Jack Canfield, featuring Iasos' music behind Jack's talking.
Iasos' music is being used on a series of Lynn Andrews meditation tapes. Lynn is known for her shamanic work with feminine power and earth energies.
music is being used in a series of audio cassettes of spiritual information,
"THE ETERNAL VALUES", offered by Frederick Von Miers, , about whom much was written in Ruth Montgomery's book "Aliens Among Us".
music is being used on JAPANESE SUBLIMINAL TAPES marketed through
WISEMAN COMPANY LTD. in Tokyo, Japan. The Japanese subliminal
suggestions are for Relaxation, and Ideal Body & Mind Conditioning.
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|1975||"Inter-Dimensional Music"||Inter-Dimensional Music||IDM-7008||CD or LP or Cassette|
|1978||"Angelic Music"||Inter-Dimensional Music||IDM-7001||CD|
|1981||"Crystal Vista"||Inter-Dimensional Music||IDM-7011||DVD|
|1983||"Elixir"||Inter-Dimensional Music||IDM-7000||CD or Cassette|
|1987||"Jeweled Space"||Inter-Dimensional Music||IDM-7005||CD|
|1989||"Essence of Spring"||Inter-Dimensional Music||IDM-7007||CD|
|1991||"Bora Bora 2000"||Inter-Dimensional Music||IDM-7003||CD|
|1992||"Liquid Crystal Love"||Inter-Dimensional Music||IDM-7006||CD|
|1996||"Timeless Sound"||Inter-Dimensional Music||IDM-7002||CD|
|1998||"Sacred Sonic Tools"
|2001||"Realms of Light"||Inter-Dimensional Music||IDM-7004||CD|
|2007||"Javanese Dream Bells"||Inter-Dimensional Music||IDM-7010||CD|
|2010||"Realms of Light - the DVD"||Inter-Dimensional Music||IDM-7012||DVD|
|2012||"Music for Accelerated-Consciousness Love-Making" (Jonn Serrie & Iasos & Kevin Kendle)||Inter-Dimensional Music||IDM-7014||CD|
|2013||"Iasos- Celestial Soul Portrait"||Numero Group||049||CD or 2 LPs|
|2013||"Night Time Jungle Sounds on Planet Allura"||Inter-Dimensional Music||IDM-7015||CD|
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