"My goal is to dissolve the veil between source and destination, so my audience feels the music the way I do and I feel the music the way they do".
Jonn Serrie's visionary compositional skills have revolutionized today's contemporary electronic music. He creates a unique approach by combining the timeless depths of space with spiritual musical vision, spanning the universe.
Born and raised in Connecticut, Serrie cultivated a passion for music and aviation. He began playing piano and church organ at age seven with his grandmother as his teacher and mentor.
Thelma Serrie was 92 years old and still teaching piano and church organ.
This tells you something about doing what you love...
As time went on, Jonn realized he needed to decide between 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 is an FAA licensed pilot with advanced instrument and commercial ratings and flew for the U.S. Air Force Auxiliary as a search and rescue pilot in the Deep Water Horizon BP oil spill.
I was honored to be one of the three pilots from Georgia chosen to participate in missions during Deep Water Horizon.
Major Jonn Serrie Lt. Andy Tate Colonel Bryan Starr
Pilots who flew the missions received the Disaster Relief Presidential award with Valor.
The Sentinel, Jonn's newest release is based on a Virtual Reality audio journey and in this journey you are
The Sentinel; you're on the command bridge, you're wearing the
spacesuit, it is your universe to explore.
The Sentinel is based on Stewart Cowley's
illustrated science fiction series of the late '70s that described epic
stories of the Terran Trade Authority and its history of adventures in deep
Thousand Star, released on New World Music is the first in a two part sci-fi odyssey to the farthest reaches of deep space. The listening experience unfolds as a
science fiction novel told with music
and sound design.
A constant companion during the creation of Thousand Star was the "Revelation Space" series by Alastair Reynolds.
Special thanks to Alastair for the song images and inspiration.
Day Starreleased on New
World Music and the second album in his sci-fi series, unveils his
galactic visions of space music and sound design in grand style. Day
Star opens up vistas and universes with stories revealed and explored in
fascinating audio journeys.
The headgear and visor lights will be a common visionary element in the three album covers. All different, yet all the same.
Such an honor that "And The Stars Go With You" was used in the opening show production of the Christa McAuliffe Planetarium in New Hampshire in 1988.
The album had just been released a few months earlier.
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.
On the twin projects, Hidden World and Hidden World Beyond on Valley Entertainment, Serrie collaborates with flute virtuoso Gary Stroutsos to create albums that combine 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.
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.