Garth Stevenson is a Brooklyn-based double bassist and film composer. Raised in the mountains of Western Canada, nature became his primary inspiration and the common thread between his life and music. His most recent and critically acclaimed release, Flying, is a seventy-five minute homage to a recent life-changing trip to Antarctica. Of Flying, iTunes praises, “Garth Stevenson joins the likes of Brian Eno and Sigur Rós as a practitioner of this ethereal yet accessible genre.”
Stevenson introduced his music to the yoga community at the Wanderlust Festival in 2009 where he improvised during classes and lead large groups of hikers into the mountains to perform his solo music. He collaborates regularly with teacher Elena Brower at Virayoga, her studio in New York. Together they have led classes at Wanderlust, MoMA, the Brooklyn Museum and at the world’s largest yoga class in Central Park for 13,000 people and for France’s largest yoga gathering in history for over 3,000 people in front of the Eiffel Tower. His latest album, Flying, is designed to follow the arc of a yoga class is being used by teachers all over the world. He has been featured in Yoga Journal, Origin Magazine, Yoganonymous, and Flow Yoga Magazine. He has also collaborated with Schuyler Grant, Amy Ippoliti, Kia Miller, Tommy Rosen, Kelly Blaser, Kate Greer, Richmond Dickson, Sianna Sherman, Stacey Rosenberg, Kenny Graham, Tara Glazier, Kevin Courtney, Dana Courtney and John Friend.
Stevenson attended the Berklee College of Music on a full scholarship and received a degree is Performance and Jazz Composition. He has performed with world-renowned Tuvan throat singers, called whales to an ice breaker by imitating their sounds on his bass, and has appeared on David Letterman. Garth has performed throughout Europe, Asia, North America, South America and Antarctica.