Randy Mead died unexpectedly on August 5, 2012 from a massive coronary event at his home in Slocan, BC. He was born Nov. 5, 1954.
Randy was most widely known as an extraordinary flutist, multi-instrumentalist and recording artist, as well as a film and film-score producer.Â Randy was also an inventor of musical instruments that employed ancient tuning systems and a pioneer of world fusion music, augmenting his classical training.
He earned a B.A. in music from The Evergreen State College and an M.A. in Arts and Media Technology from Antioch University West. He was a session player for countless albums and film scores and a sound engineer himself â€“ engineering dozens of albums for others. With his wife Hope, he also co-produced the award-winning film â€śOrbs: The Veil is Liftingâ€ť.
Randy grew up in Marin County, CA and lived in Olympia and Seattle before returning to the San Francisco Bay area where he lived through the 80â€™s. In 1991, he moved to Colville with Hope and his two sons, Seth and Eli, for a rural life. He was a resident of Stevens County for nearly 20 years.Â
Those who knew Randy knew him as a Renaissance man. He built a straw-bale house by hand, was a gourmet chief, cheese-maker, a quantum bio-feedback practitioner, kept farm animals and numerous exotic pets. He was a big-hearted man, friend and mentor to many. He was never afraid to try something new. In 2010, he and Hope moved to a large farm in Slocan, BC to create a cultural center, Greensong Sanctuary for Healing and the Arts.
Â Randy is survived by his wife of over 30 years, Hope, and their two sons, Seth and Eli.
There will be a memorial and benefit concert and silent auction on Sunday, Sept. 16Â at the American Legion Hall. From 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. The service will be held at 2 p.m.
Call 935-0246 for more information