A musical journey around the world featuring indigenous instruments and voices. Composed and produced by Dan Portis-Cathers
A sonic exploration of exotic and ethnic cultures
A top flight collection of fingerstyle guitar themes by Doug Smith, Randal Bays, Terry Robb and Alex DeGrassi
Religious choral music from the Renaissance through the 19th century - produced by Dan Portis-Cathers
Positive underscores in a world music setting - composed and produced by Dan Portis-Cathers
"One of the truly great New Music groups in the Pacific Northwest, combining elements of jazz, classical and world music in an original way..." (Joseph Roe - Oregon Public Broadcasting) Composed by Dan Portis-Cathers and Roger Hadley.
New music from the Master of the fiddle, Darol Anger. A genre-bending collection of fresh country, jazz, rock, folk and Americana. Also featuring Rushad Eggleston on cello. (Music composed by Darol Anger, Dan Portis-Cathers and Rushad Eggleston.)
Traditional southern black gospel featuring solo vocals and chorus - esp. vocalist Abduel Hall (Composed and produced by Dan Portis-Cathers
A mix of traditional and original folk performances featuring sounds of 19th century America on banjo, harmonica, fiddle and guitar - featuring Randal Bays on guitar and fiddle
A collection of funky, brassy, rockin' tracks that define life's ups and downs for the modern celebrity. (Composed and produced by Dan Portis-Cathers. Guitar and bass by Shane Roberts)
Music created for the opening of the visitors center at the Royal Gorge in Colorado. Composed and produced by Dan Portis-Cathers
Deep Sea Music has produced music for shows winning awards at these festivals:
The US International Film and Video Festival •The International Film & Television Festival in New York •The Houston International Film & Video Festival •The Joey Awards •The Emmy Awards •The Telly Awards Festival •The Cascade Awards Festival •The Lulu Awards Festival •The Jackson Hole World Wildlife Film Festival •The National Education Film and Video Festival •The Pacific First Federal Composers Festival •The American Song Festival
Clients and companies that have used Deep Sea Music product include:
Nature (PBS) • Apple Computers • Discovery • NFL Films • ESPN • Fox Sports • The Ricki Lake Show • Jenny Jones • Melrose Place • One Life to Live • Disney • Intel • Shilo Inns • The Portland Trailblazers • Good Morning America • Saturday Night Live! • CBS • NBC • ABC • Playboy • Wild On • Entertainment Hollywood
And many more!
Dan was raised in Italy and traveled frequently throughout western Europe. As an adult he spent time in both Africa and Sri Lanka recording music and sound effects for use in later projects. World music continues to exert a strong influence in his writing.
As a performer, he toured for several years with The Portis-Cathers Ensemble, a trio incorporating guitar, violin (Dave Burham and Rob Thomas) and tabla/percussion (Roger Hadley). Joseph Roe from OPB called them "one of the truly great new music ensembles in the Northwest."
During the late 90's and early 2000's Dan moved to Nashville to study songwriting and song production. His passions are writing and producing - which often must go hand in hand. A highlight of his work is collaborating with instrumentalists from around the country whenever possible.