|Welcome to the online world of Gary Stroutsos where music of the World Flute comes alive and tells a story of many lives and wonderful emotions.
Inspired by travel and the friendship of many masters, I believe I have fashioned a unique career by combining improvisational flute music and story telling. Particularly important was my early journey with my friend, Danilo Lozano, master flute player in the Afro Cuban tradition. For the first time I began to understand that the music and the stories behind the music were one and the same, that only by understanding the context could I truly play the music. Later, this conjunction of narrative and music reached maturity with the help of the Navajo flute maker Paul Thompson. Together, we brought to life traditional love stories learned from Native Americans and recorded live inside Canyon de Chelly, the spiritual ancestral home of the Navajo.
So it is that I have come to the belief that the playing of flute music and the telling of time honored stories is one of the very best ways to share the universal search for meaning. This is my acquired vision. This is my personal passion. This is, quite simply, what I have to offer.