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Mark’s ambient explorations invoke the ancient traditions of trance-ritual and embody a sacred musicality rarely heard in Western cultures.

  • BILL LASWELL
    MUSICIAN, PRODUCER, AUDIO ALCHEMIST. 

You are listening to the future.

  • JARON LANIER
    WORLD-RENOWNED SCIENTIST AND MUSICIAN | READ MORE…

…a visceral reaction akin to my stunned and delighted response to first hearing a symphony orchestra away back some 75 years ago.

  • DAVID WALTER
    BASS TEACHER AT JULLIARD, PRICIPAL BASSIST NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC | READ MORE…

Mark Deutsch has created exploration into the depths of sound where the roots of tonality beneath Eastern and Western systems are one.

This historic tone poem bridges the dark opulence of tone to the high visionary sounds of the spirit. A must for all sonic adventurers.

  • DON CAMPBELL
    AUTHOR OF THE MOZART EFFECT®

The music was not only straightening out the confusion, but also comforting me with what seemed to be the voice and hand of God himself.

  • TARA SULLIVAN
    JIVAMUKTI YOGA TEACHER AND HOLDS A B.A. IN MUSIC FROM SARAH LAWRENCE COLLEGE | READ MORE…

Mark Deutsch is a mesmerizing virtuoso on his Bazantar that sounds like many instruments woven into one surprise.

  • YUSEF KOMUNYAKAA
    PULITZER-PRIZE WINNING POET

What Mark has done really expands the horizon of the bass. The sound created on the Bazantar is like nothing ever heard before. He’s done an extraordinary job and opened the windows for all bass players to explore other avenues not limited to Western music. One of the groundbreaking developments that Mark has worked out is the broadening of microtones to sixty-six notes to an octave. Every once in a while, someone comes along and blows doors off what is being done and that is what Mark has done with the Bazantar.

It is genius what Mark has done with his invention, totally unique. I have never seen a layman come up with something like this before. A lot of times musicians will come to me with ideas for new instruments or modification, and they often turn out to be gimmicks or a waste of time. I definitely can see the instrument being used in a variety of repertories in the near future.

  • ROB WILUCKI
    LUTHIER

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