producer and self-taught multi-instrumentalist Michael Uyttebroek
has explored a diversified career in music. His first releases dating
back to 1984 firmly established Michael as a New Age artist specializing
in meditative "space piano" compositions.
1986, inspired by Montreal's Tam-Tam Festival, a weekly drum, dance
and percussion festival, Uyttebroek travelled to Dakar, Senegal
to experience drumming at its roots. Jamming with the griots, drum
makers and dancers, he quickly expanded his rhythmical knowledge.
This led to incorporating hand drumming with multi-layered synthesizer
arrangements to create an interesting blend of world and contemporary