Welcome to Soundtracks for your Life, Easy Listening Sounds
Life in this day and age is stressful and hectic. It is hard to stop and smell the roses on the highway of life. This little oasis on the web is designed to help you decompress and re-center yourself. Visit as often as like to get your emotional and spiritual batteries recharged. My name is Duane Frybarger and I am a composer and pianist currently residing in San Francisco, CA. The music here is available to stream free of charge or to buy if you wish to show your appreciation and support.
My first CD was released in 1996. It is a blend of world beat, ambient soundscapes, smooth jazz and more. It was a compilation of the previous four or five years of compositions and the wide range of styles were heard on more than 135 radio stations on four continents. The name Pangaea World Orchestra came from the super continent of Pangaea which covered the earth 250 million years ago. It eventually broke up to create the continents of today's world, but the technology of the internet has made the world once again connected and the technology of MIDI and home recording allowed me to perform and record this entire album in my home studio. This album was dedicated to my dear friend, Cathy Workman, whose untimely passing at the age of 42 inspired me to create this work.
The album "A Road Less Traveled" was written, recorded and released in the Spring of 1998. The third track "Inside the Moment" was inspired by the Olympic Gold Medal performance of figure skater Tara Lipinski. This is album is all quiet, relaxing orchestral instrumentals with the exception of the title track which is a New Age piano solo.