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Mission Statement

Mysterium Music is a unique recording label whose services offer creative production and promotion of musical works of art for healing, relaxation, rejuvenation of the mind, body, spirit and soul.

Mysterium Music arose from a reflective desire to share the resplendent energies and effects of music to souls of the Universe, allowing the heart centered spiritual core of one’s being -­‐ the higher self, the mind, body and subconscious level of an individual to integrate into a soothing place of relaxation and rejuvenation, healing and, ultimately, a peaceful state.  Transformation and Healing of our stressed minds, depleted energies, and ailing bodies is Mysterium Music’s vision and mission. We desire to gradually assist your mind, body and sprit into a gentler place to begin releasing negativity and allow peace and tranquility.

Through collaborations, as with multi-­‐platinum, Ten time Grammy Award nominee pianist/composer Peter Kater, we have found a wonderful partnership in creating and sharing this mission with the world.

He follows his own Muse (a prolific one at that) through a variety of genres. Peter Kater is known and highly respected in the music world for his engineering and producing and composing skills. His attention to detail in every emotion and technical aspect of his musical creations are his gift and are fueled by his love and respect for the natural world. Peter's music for the Healing Arts has become a staple for many practitioners of many Healing modalities and spas across the world.

In just 3 short years as a record label Mysterium Music has been honored with multiple awards in healing/meditation music categories including 3 Grammy Award nominations. Our first album, LIGHT BODY was also awarded Best Relaxation Meditation Album by the Zone Music Radio Awards and was our first collaboration with Peter Kater.

Light Body was originally designed to help Hospice patients and their families.Now it's use has expanded to help treat PTSD, sleep disorders, stress and anxiety as well as a popular massage tool. As we venture on our path, we believe there is a sincere desire and great need for the music we produce and the artists we collaborate with in our ever changing world.  Our 2nd release, ILLUMINATION, (a healing journey), is well received and also a popular tool for   deep meditation and going within. It evokes a great sense of mindfulness.

Our 2015 Grammy nominated, RITUAL brings Peter Kater and world renowned Native American flute Player R. Carlos Nakai together in their first recording in over  ten years. Ritual creates a beautiful Dreamscape flowing from one track to another allowing a rich and soulful exploration of self and universal love.

The ongoing mission of Mysterium Music is to continue working with Peter Kater on projects while expanding our horizons with other gifted artists offering music for massage and yoga, guided meditations, and of course all healing modalities. We are looking forward to several new recordings to be released in 2015.

Reviews: Ritual

one world radio

Kater and Nakai have probably not just created another award winning album, but gifted to the world a genuine all time classic, this just has to be one of the best releases this year.

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Longtime fans of the Kater/Nakai collaborations will be very happy with this new installment. Newcomers will find this a great place to start.

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Reviews: Light Body

Muzik Reviews

Muzik Reviews: Peter Kater has crafted an inner journey that takes you through the chakras. With atmospheric music, ambient sound, piano and lilting vocals, this multi-award winning artist brings you to a place where you can deal with the stresses of everyday life.

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Bette Timm

Peter Kater has created another winner. His compositions, signature piano and keyboards harmoniously marry here with the instrumental support of Paul McCandless and vocals from Trisha Bowden. The result is an uplifting and supportive audio companion that comfortably guides you through the body’s seven chakras for rejuvenation. Take a listen and feel your daily stress wash away; it may also aid in coping with challenges of great magnitude, from illness to emotional trauma and the process of dying. Kater consistently delivers work that positively affects peoples lives. - Bette Timm


Celtic Radio

"Light Body" is now playing on Celtic Radio broadcast channels including Highlander Radio!

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Music and Media Focus

Peter Kater, who plays synthesizers as well as piano is accompanied by Grammy Award winner Paul McCandless on saxophones, oboe, English horn, and penny whistle. Paul has performed and recorded with some of the most well respected names in jazz, new age, and world music, and is known as member of The Paul Winter Consort and the group Oregon. Also featured are the exquisitely ethereal wordless vocals of Trisha Bowden, who served as the executive producer of the CD and is the founder of the Mysterium Music label that the album appears on.

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More ambient than melodic, and often very ethereal, it makes a soothing background for working, reading, relaxing, driving, and many other activities that can be made more enjoyable with unobtrusive music that evokes feelings of peace and calm. I also need to mention the striking cover artwork by Valerie McManus - gorgeous!

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Avant Garde MagazinePeter Kater is the featured cover story for AVANT GARDE magazine's April 2016 Edition: "The Spiritually Creative Artist"  Read here!




Love cover150dpiLos Angeles, CA (December 7, 2015) – One might think that having ten previous GRAMMY® Award nominations would mellow Peter Kater’s excitement about the GRAMMY Awards, but to him, every album is unique, every nomination an honor. This year, his peers in The Recording Academy nominated Love for Best New Age Album for the 58th Annual GRAMMY Awards, to be aired on CBS at 8 p.m. on Monday, February 15, 2016, live from Los Angeles, CA. Love is the artist’s first solo piano album in over a decade; it was released by Mysterium Music (Hanover, PA) on May 5, 2015.


Speaking from his Santa Monica, CA home, Kater shared, "I’m so excited to be once again nominated for the prestigious and elusive Grammy Award. I really barely slept last night in anticipation of this morning’s announcements. I’m very moved by the support of my peers and touched that a solo piano album so close to my heart and so essential to my creative expression has received this great honor.    In this album, I feel that I was able to express what is deep within my heart where words fell short and seemed colorless in comparison.    After all, what is more compelling, alluring, mysterious, powerful and transformational than LOVE?"      read more ... 


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From AGRELIA'S CASTLE - Grammy Nominated Producer/Keyboardist for the Waterboys, "Brother" Paul Brown, and his wife April Brown, vocalist and Native American-style flautist. 
The songs on ELDERS & ANCESTORS have grown from the artists’ journey together through the cancer landscape. They come from the desire to create peace, joy, and hope.


Elders & Ancestors

Release September 1, 2015
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This is the 11 time Grammy Award nominee’s first Solo Piano release in over 10 years and is possibly his most personal and intimate recording to date. It’s a generous offering of over 72 minutes of music all inspired by LOVE with detailed liner notes about the meaning and circumstances surrounding each song. These musical portraits of the heart embody the many subtleties, joys, vulnerabilities, excitement, fears and deeply transformational qualities of our most essential and powerful emotion . . . LOVE. 


LISTEN TO:  "Two Of Us" from LOVE

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A new CD by Peter Kater
Release May 5, 2015
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 In their first recording together in over 10 years, Native American Flutist, R. Carlos Nakai, and Pianist/Composer, Peter Kater, stand once again united on sacred ground. Joined by legendary reedman, Paul McCandless; ethereal vocalist, Trisha Bowden; and celbrated cellist, Jaques Morelenbaum, RITUAL invokes a rich and soulful exploration of Self within a musical landscape created through deep listening, presence and love.


A new CD by Peter Kater / R. Carlos Nakai
Released April 1, 2014
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ILLUMINATION takes us on an inner journey in four movements laced with sweet spaciousness and an alluring landscape of heart centered instrumentation. Peter Kater's soul stirring piano, keyboards, vocals and Native American flute; Michael Fitzpatrick's poignant cello; Trisha Bowden's heart opening, angelic vocals; Mark Miller and Bob Rebholz's rich soprano saxophones and Todd Boston's glistening acoustic guitar combine to create an atmosphere of love, compassion, healing and expansiveness that invites and nurtures the flame of ILLUMINATION .



a healing journey
A new CD by Peter Kater
Released September 2013

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Light Body - Grammy Nominated (2012)

This music was created as an uplifting and supportive audial companion for life's many challenges, transitions and metamorphosis. It has been found to be particularly healing, comforting and inspiring for people facing everything from common daily stress, disease, trauma and even the process of dying. Using the seven chakras as a map, this is a musical journey towards love, peace and acceptance that can provide significant relief and support to individuals and loved ones facing life changing circumstances.


An uplifting musical journey towards peace and comfort
A new CD by Peter Kater
Released September 2012

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Trisha Bowden: Vocals
Paul McCandless: Woodwinds
Valerie McManus: Cover Art

Mastered by Dave Glasser at Airshow Mastering

all songs composed by Peter Kater, Kater Music/BMI

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