Seeking the Divine
Release date: 26th January 2024
Catalogue # NXW76166-2
Seeking the Divine is a reflective album of world travels by harp-guitarist Jason Carter. Also an award-winning film maker, Jason artistically captures moments in life where a strong sense of purpose was revealed to him.
This new album is no exception. Seeking the Divine echoes the inner tranquillity that can come over us, sometimes unexpectedly, when we realise with complete acceptance what our role is within this world.
Jason's music, performed on his harp-guitar in distant corners of the globe, reflects his quest for serenity and intercultural connection. With life-changing experiences in places like North Korea, Afghanistan, and Saudi Arabia, this album is a testament to the universal language of music and the pursuit of something beyond ourselves.These enlightening moments can drive us to consider something greater than ourselves, and that our lives, whatever path they follow, may have some higher meaning. Something our minds may not always be cable of comprehending but our hearts can feel… Jason has always found the greatest sense of serenity whilst traveling to distant places to perform his harp-guitar to audiences far and wide. His passion for intercultural dialogue has also brought him many life-changing experiences in places such as North Korea, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Russia, Estonia, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Mozambique…
As well as performing in over 100 countries and recording 18 albums, Jason has also fulfilled a personal passion for film and photography. In 2016, he directed and produced the feature-length documentary ‘Grain of Sand’, a film about the music and heritage of the Bahraini Pearl Divers. ‘Grain of Sand’ enjoyed its world premiere at the Dubai International Film Festival in 2017 and went on to receive awards and critical acclaim, including a screening for UNESCO World Stories in 2018.
Following this internal ‘calling’ that has guided him throughout his life, Jason continues to perform at concerts, whilst making documentaries and music videos, that encourage multicultural conversation and unity. He is currently waiting for the completion of a new 23-string harp guitar that is being built specifically for him.
1. Fratres (composed by Arvo Pärt)
2. Guten Morgen Mein Engel – releasing as a single on 15th December 2023
3. So Small
4. Deliverance – releasing as a single on 12th January 2024
5. Ray of Sunshine
6. Awakening – releasing as a single on 29th December 2023
7. Letting Go
8. The Colour of Silence – releasing as a single on 1st December 2023
9. Almost Home