Things I Did (Press resources for “Life Of.”)

  Press page with rough bio is here   Things I Did                          2009-16   1.   Sent Messages With Foxes     2013    2.  Curated a Playlist for ECM     2017    3.  Had Brain Scanned for Science    2012 4.   Gave a Transplant …

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Life of–WeGotMusic, Germany · 9/18

“Es ist schon ein erhabenes Gefühl in die Unendlichkeit des Tibbett’schen Klangkosmos einzudringen. In dieser Musik findet sich so viel, man sollte sie mehrfach hören, um die Stimmungen auf sich wirken zu lassen.”

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Life Of

Life Of by Steve Tibbetts

“The effect is a seductive impressionism of fluid melodic figures and rippling arpeggios with a quietly firm, emotional undertow.” -Rolling Stone

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Life Of–Press page

Steve Tibbetts, guitar, turkeys

Some Biographical Material Big Influences Dave Ray was a big influence, not so much because of his legendary guitar chops or his storied career in music, but because he kept the rent on my studio low. Dave Ray was my landlord. He died in 2002. A street close to my studio has been renamed Dave…

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Organized Some Trips to Tibet

In 2009 a group of us met in Shanghai and took a train to Lhasa.  In western Tibet we traveled to Guge, circumambulated Kailash, and walked to Everest Base Camp (the actual Everest Base Camp where expeditions start from is called “ABC”–“Advance Base Camp.) In 2011 some of us re-convened and explored the retreat caves and…

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Handing out Diplomas in Nepal

Family email from India and Nepal, 2010   It’s time to wind this little story up. I moved from the Döndrub hotel up to my friends’ place on Mahankal road. Sukhi and Peter live in Germany for most of the year and kindly offered me the use of their flat. Marc and I stayed there…

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Brain Scan

My brain (Here’s the family email I sent after having my head examined.)   Hi everyone: I’m in Madison for the brain scan.  On the way into town I stopped to get some groceries. The woman taking my credit-card looked at it and said, slowly, “Steve Tibbetts. From Memorial High?” I said, “Yes!  Who are you?”…

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MyECM

  I curated a playlist for ECM as part of their venture into the world of streaming (an article from Pitchfork is here). My annotations for the playlist are below, and a more concise version is on  ECM’s website here.  The playlist is now up at Tidal  and Spotify. Steve’s ECM playlist I curated selections from (mostly)…

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