HarmonicEarth is the musical project of Matthew Thoma, a World Music composer and musician, who draws on the music of indigenous cultures and then
infuses those traditions into contemporary themes. Originally trained on trumpet, Matthew switched to bass and 6 string guitar, playing with bands and recording throughout the 1980's and 90's. After a
hiatus from music at the beginning of the new
millennium, Matthew returned to recording upon being introduced to the Native American Flute in 2005.
Influenced by Indigenous and Native American
cultures, the music of HarmonicEarth reflects
Matthew's paternal grandmother's Seneca heritage and that culture's respect and reverence towards the natural world and all of its children. HarmonicEarth, is dedicated to blending the songs, sounds, and world beats of cultural rich instruments such as the sitar from India, Native American flute, Mayan / Aztec clay flute, harp, violin, erhu, guitar, bass guitar, and many different percussion instruments from around the world.
Matthew Thoma has been a featured performer at the 2013, 2014, and 2015 SunWatch Native American Flute Festival; 2014 and 2015 Indian Summer Festival in Milwaukee; 2015 Native Dawn Flute Festival; 2013 and 2014 Miami Valley Music Festival; 2013, 2014, and 2015 Yellow Springs Fair; 2013 and 2014 Bruckner Nature Reserve Festival; 2014 and 2015 Maria Stein Art Show and Reception; and many other venues and festivals.
HarmonicEarth featuring Matthew Thoma has had music and CDs nominated for one Indian Summer
Music Award in 2014 for "Best Native American Flute" (DreamWeaver), and three Indian Summer
Music Awards in 2015 for "Best Spiritual", "Best South American Style", and "Best Classical
Instrumental" (EarthBeat). The CD "EarthBeat" reached the top 10 in One World Music's world music chart in the UK.