My name is Stephen Runkle.
I am The Quiet Earth Music Project.  I have been playing and creating music for over 40 years.

Throughout my high school years, I played in several different bands playing the local festivals and bars in and around the Erie, PA area. In the early 80's I decided to take a break away from the music scene until the late 1980's when I decided to resurface as a solo recording artist doing studio work and producing a bundle of still unheard tracks.

My turning point to the Ambient sound came in 1999 when I found myself sitting at the keyboards and producing what has become my trademark sound, and what others refer to as "Soundscapes for the Mind".

I soon became known as a master of Ambient music, inspired by the likes of Brian and Roger Eno, David Byrne, and Harold Budd. I have completed the soundtracks for 3 full length movies and love creating music that comes from the heart. My music has been recommended for meditation, yoga, and also Reiki treatment sessions.

“I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my ship” – Louisa May Alcott