"It was Beth Quist who inspired me to create Magnatune...
John Buckman - Magnatune
...Over dinner 8 years ago, I learned of Beth's 4 octave voice, of her singing on a
top-10 worldwide hit by "Delirium", and sadly of her struggles to get paid by
the music stores that carried her 3 self-released CDs. She declared that she was
no longer going to distribute CDs to the public, because the fight with the
industry just wasn't worth it. I was depressed to learn that such a talented
person might vanish from our culture.
Happily, when Magnatune launched, we found an audience for Beth's music. She was
our top seller for our first 3 years."
It's been 7 years since her previous solo album, and she's been busy. When she wrapped up her stint
at Cirque du Soleil in Las Vegas, they had to redo the show's music as they couldn't find another singer who also played so many instruments and the stage
music had been written to her abilities. She's also toured with Bobby McFerrin's Voicestra since 1997,
and appears on his albums "Circlesongs", "Mouth Music", and
"VOCAbuLarieS". Beth has also composed over 50 scores for dance,
theater, television, & film.
Beth Quist is a multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, and composer, who
began playing piano at age 2. Not only does she have an amazing 4-octave soprano voice, but she plays piano, keyboards,
santour (hammered dulcimer), dumbek, daff, guitar, flute, and various
other toys that she can get her hands on. Her music combines
influences from the Balkans, the Middle East, and India with her
For more on Beth, please go to her website and MySpace page.
Shall We Dance