FEATURED ARTIST: ELISE LEBEC
Pianist, Independent Music Composer
Genre: Ambient, Spiritual, Relaxing, Soundtracks
CEO/President of Bay Area Film Company
Elise Lebec, born Tabitha Lebec in San Diego, is an independent music composer. Lebec has been involved in numerous projects from soundtracks to albums, as well as being known for her work with Hip Chick Music, which later dissolved in order to focus on her own music and compose full-time. Lebec was interested in music at a young age. At the age of four, she began playing the piano and developed an interest in the classical genre. She was interested in pop and rock music in high school. Becoming a young traveler she visited New Zealand for two years and then it was off to Australia where in Sydney she met painter Charles Billich. That meeting ignited a fire that produced her debut album Tabitha Plays Billich in 1997.
Elise created the composition instrument by instrument on one of the very first keyboards that talked digitally to a software product called Logic. Logic at the time was brand new thing and so was the idea of recording a composition by performing it into a keyboard, which would then record the notes for you. She would compose by sitting down and designing the string section, then go back and perform the horns and then trumpet or whatever sounds she envisioned.
On her arrival back to the states, Lebec was embraced within a work-study process. Playing with such gifted musicians as Peter Bernstein, Robert Johnson, and Pat Robinson to name a few. The projects were a blend of writing and recording various sounds. Out of those years a new CD release was to take shape in 2004, “Back to Innocence”, again under her birth name of Tabitha Lebec. At that time she returned to her roots on the piano and changed her name to Elise Lebec. In 2006 her new identity and new sound took form in her release of Possible Dreams” “Impressions of a Solo Piano”
Lebec is currently working on a film called Sum Total of Our Memory directed by Barbara Klutinis. As Per Elise’s point of view from her Blog 2014: “I like working with Barbara because she comes from the real aspect of film making to tell a story or to work out a personal issue. I think most great films are made to get a larger viewpoint on a subject that is bothersome and/or inspiring. I think the music for this film turned out to be beautiful and not too mushy, which is good. There are moments where you get to truly reflect on the subject matter in a different way than most films. Barbara uses abstract imagery to convey what it must feel like to be someone with Alzheimer’s. The music in these scenes takes you into that imagery and lets you wander about without leading you too much. All in all I am looking forward to seeing it on the big screen. Next, I am doing the sound efx for another indie film about the Wyoming Cowboys. I do like the variety of my job!”
Here are a few of her Albums that are out and ready for the public’s ear to listen too.
Tabitha Plays Billich (1997), Post Pop Federation (1999 EP), Back to Innocence (Self) (2004), Possible Dreams (Lebec Entertainment, LTD) (2006), Heart Song (July 2015)
I am totally captivated by this Cloudless instrumental piece by Elise and David Darling. This song “Heart Song Avec Cello” is on her Heart Song debut Album.
Elise Lebec has been a blooming asset to Radio Indie FreeForm as she shares her Indie music with us! Her music is heard constantly during our Falling Indie broadcasting with Lucio Urbano Monday-Friday 9am to 10am, MST. Every time we hear her music we are whisked away into her Dream land of beauty, peace, love and respect. On YouTube this talented pixie’s music is loaded for all to view and listen. TONS of her sensational music pieces charms the soul and heart. We at Radio Indie FreeForm is honored by being part of her refined Indie pictorial. There isn’t a day that passes Elise graces our airwaves with her symphonious piano music. Thank you Elise for being part of our ELITE Musicians of Independent Indie Artist. We bask in your breathtaking ambience. Below is all the links you can buy and listen…DO GIVE THIS Delightful Indie lots of love with thumbs up and leave a comment to her pieces. I promise, you will NEVER be disappointed marveling at her craft!~