Multi-GRAMMY® Award Nominee David Arkenstone to Premiere New Release "Quest For The Runestone" in an Immersive Dolby Atmos® Experience

Article Contributed by gratefulweb | Published on Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Multi-GRAMMY® Award nominee David Arkenstone invites listeners on an unforgettable sonic journey with the world premiere of his new release, Quest For The Runestone. This exclusive event will be held on June 27th at 6:30 p.m. in a limited-seating Dolby Atmos® listening experience. Dolby Atmos® is an immersive sound experience that reveals more depth, clarity, and details, connecting you more deeply with your favorite music. Quest For The Runestone was mixed and mastered in Dolby Atmos® at Evergroove Studio, Evergreen, Colorado.

Scheduled for a worldwide release on July 1st, Quest For The Runestone draws inspiration from Arkenstone’s profound love and connection to Celtic, Nordic, and cinematic music traditions. This recording promises a bold and brilliant experience reminiscent of the New Age visionary’s previous concept albums.

“Earlier in my career, I was very pleased to see how the concept albums I recorded were met with great enjoyment from my fans,” Arkenstone says. “I sort of miss that time, now that most music consumption has become mainly ‘track-based,’ meaning people commonly listen to curated playlists of songs from various artists. That is a great way to discover new music, of course, but I wanted to create something that would be a rich and engaging experience from start to finish.”

Composed, produced, and performed by Arkenstone, Quest For The Runestone features David on guitar, cittern, saz, flute, whistle, melodica, drums and percussion, handpan, bass, vocals, and keyboards.

In the initial stages of conceptualizing the album, Arkenstone asked his son Dashiell to write a story, which ignited a flurry of creativity. “What Dash delivered to me was so full of powerful imagery that I became very excited and started composing furiously and immediately,” Arkenstone recalls. “Quite soon, I had an album’s worth of music ready to be recorded. I then called on some fabulous musicians, and their artistry elevated the music to another level.”

Among the musicians featured on the album is Eric Rigler, described as “the most recorded bagpiper of all time,” whose playing has been a hallmark of numerous movie soundtracks including Braveheart and Titanic. Rigler is featured on Uilleann pipes and provides stirring, emotional waves of Celtic sound throughout. Another key player is Luanne Homzy, a veteran of many Arkenstone recordings, whose passionate violin and haunting Hardanger fiddle from Scandinavia dazzles the senses.

“I’m very pleased with the result,” Arkenstone says, “and I think it’s some of the best work of my career.”

Quest For The Runestone’s gorgeous CD is packaged in a special box with several “surprise” elements and keepsake items, along with an original story in a 48-page booklet. Filled with powerful imagery, the Runestone tale and music combine to transport listeners during such otherworldly tracks as “Prophecy,” “Ancient Magic Awakens,” and “Secrets of the Runestone.” Says Arkenstone of the complete package, “I wanted to do something meaningful for my legions of fans and followers.”

About David Arkenstone: Since the release of his first album Valley in the Clouds in 1987, David Arkenstone has become one of the most engaging and prolific instrumentalists of our time. David has received GRAMMY® nominations for his albums Pangaea, Fairy Dreams, Atlantis, Citizen of the World, and In the Wake of the Wind. With over 1.1 billion streams worldwide, 70+ albums, film and TV scores, gaming scores for World of Warcraft, and NBC Sports themes such as The Kentucky Derby, The British Open, and Premier League soccer, David Arkenstone's music has become the soundtrack to millions of listeners’ lives across the globe.

The intimate world premiere event of Quest For The Runestone will be held on June 27 at 6:30 pm at the Dolby Screening Room Hollywood Vine at 6321 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028. For Press Passes or further information, please contact Cynthia Gage at

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