"My goal is to dissolve the veil between source and destination,
Jonn Serrie's visionary compositional skills have revolutionized
Born and raised in Connecticut, Serrie cultivated a passion for both music and aviation. He began playing the piano and organ at the age of seven with his grandmother as his teacher and mentor. Jonn has fond memories of Grandma's Hands at the keyboard...
Thelma Serrie is
As time went on he was torn between composing music or pursuing a career as a professional pilot. Choosing the former, Serrie began his musical direction in the 1970s, demonstrating synthesizer technology for Electronic Music Laboratories, a Connecticut based manufacturing and research facility. Jonn has since become an FAA licensed pilot, holding advanced Instrument and Commercial ratings and is flying for the U.S. Air Force Auxillary as a search and rescue mission pilot.
I was honored to
Jonn's latest album Thousand Star released on New World Music, is an epic voyage to the farthest reaches of deep space. The poem and song titles guide the listening experience as a
science fiction novel, told with music
and sound design elements.
"And The Stars Go
Jonn's recorded works include his celebrated first release, And The Stars Go With You dedicated to Teacher In Space Christa McAuliffe, and a double CD retrospective of his years at the top of the space music universe called Century Seasons. The project highlights two new compositions, "Deep Mystery" and "Andromeda Dream".
On the twin projects, Hidden World and Hidden World Beyond a new release this year on Valley Entertainment, Serrie collaborates with flute virtuoso Gary Stroutsos to create albums that combine the universe of space music with ancient Native American and World music styles.
Other titles include the adventurous Flightpath, world music influenced Tingri, and two compilation albums of music from his various planetarium projects entitled Planetary Chronicles Volume 1 and Volume 2. Also, two sister albums around the theme of epic romance entitled Midsummer Century and Ixlandia, as well as a Native American space music album called Spiritkeepers.
It took weeks to
Lumia Nights, an album of soft romantic jazz and The Stargazer's Journey,
a concept album with liner notes written by famed astronomer David Levy
encompass the universe of sound and sense. Smooth gentle melodies and
graceful space journeys surround you in an atmosphere of romantic
elegance and deep space wonders.
A collection of
Christmas Prayers, based on his previous Holiday releases and Epiphany; Meditations On Sacred Hymns takes him back to his Church Organ roots. The arrangements are soft and gentle, perfect for contemplative listening.