Posts Tagged ‘Tibet’

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 real 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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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. I curated selections from (mostly) the first 200 releases…

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Tricycle Review: Selwa

Chöying Drolma and Steve Tibbetts: Selwa

“On Selwa, a Tibetan nun and American guitarist grant each other the space to move freely through their respective disciplines, and the result is a lesson in listening for anyone who is fortunate enough to come across the album.”

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Gayatri / Kyamdro Semkye

Gayatri Kyamdro

Performance at the Walker Art Center April 17, 2005 · Chöying Drolma: voice; Steve Tibbetts:  guitar, guitar sampler; Marc Anderson:  percussion

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Padmakara

Padmakara

Performance at the Walker Art Center April 17, 2005 · Chöying Drolma: voice; Steve Tibbetts:  guitar, guitar sampler; Marc Anderson:  percussion

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Isthmus Review

“Great stuff and a must for those who enjoyed the collaborators’ earlier album Chö.  Now if only Tibbetts and Drolma would return to Madison for a live concert.  Their last one here (which included several other members of Drolma’s order) was among the most poignant live musical events the city has hosted.”

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Selwa

Chöying Drolma and Steve Tibbetts: Selwa

Chöying Drolma and Steve Tibbetts. “…a heartbreakingly stunning record… If two worlds have ever met without cliché, Selwa is the language they will speak.” -EthnoTechno.com

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