Discography

Music on this site is intended for personal listening only. To inquire about licensing, please contact Deep Sea Music directly.

Global Explorer 1

Global Explorer 2

A musical journey around the world featuring indigenous instruments and voices. Composed and produced by Dan Portis-Cathers

Global Explorer 2

Global Explorer 2

A sonic exploration of exotic and ethnic cultures

Acoustic Masters, Vol. 1

Global Explorer 2

A top flight collection of fingerstyle guitar themes by Doug Smith, Randal Bays, Terry Robb and Alex DeGrassi

Religious Choral Works

Religious Choral Works

Religious choral music from the Renaissance through the 19th century - produced by Dan Portis-Cathers

World Songs

World Songs

Positive underscores in a world music setting - composed and produced by Dan Portis-Cathers

Water From The Temple

Water From The Temple

"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.

American Postcard

American Postcard

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.)

Higher Ground

Higher Ground

Traditional southern black gospel featuring solo vocals and chorus - esp. vocalist Abduel Hall (Composed and produced by Dan Portis-Cathers

The Civil War

The Civil War

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

Celebrity Status

Celebrity Status

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)

Bridging Time

Bridging Time

Music created for the opening of the visitors center at the Royal Gorge in Colorado. Composed and produced by Dan Portis-Cathers

Services

Deep Sea Music, Inc. specializes in music production and sound design for film & television. Owner/operator Dan Portis-Cathers blends leading edge music technology with performances by world class musicians. Deep Sea Music has been in operation since 1984.

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Awards / Clients

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 Portis-Cathers

Dan Portis-Cathers

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.

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