Thomas Steffen Thomas Steffen

A journey into sound - that is the idea of Thomas Steffen. Beside the music market Thomas is moving forward to collect ideas and sounds into a new kind of avantgarde jazz. Just driven by the fun to create and combine sounds and moods. Putting together all the experiences of learning and listening for that trip that will never lead to an end. Independend musician means to be free in any kind.

Ctraltu – main project from Thomas Steffen (Germany),

born 1965,

drummer since the age of 13, (Teacher Michael Rolles, Franz Dumkius, Wolfgang Ekholt)

Masterclasses with Nippi Noya and Mustapha Tettey Addy

studied music science in Münster (Germany) Master degree (M.A.),

Dante Agostini Drum Diplom,

working in different bands and projects

Collecting different drums and percussion instruments, guitars, bass, keys, trumpets, saxes and a lot of stomp boxes, amps...

2000 own studio (acoustic gear)

2002 own label (nachtfahrer-records, LC18704)

short period of singer/songwriter (STEFFEN) with gigs in Berlin, Duisburg, Dortmund - winner of swr/arte-competition VersSchmuggel

recording and writing film music (Dortmund tanzt 3D – best music documentary on Filmfest Barcelona (2013), HubbertvonSonntag-Filmproduction, 2015 for Malorny (Film from Daniel Hein).

In 2014 complete audio track for the silent movie Post Jazz soundtracks for silent movies Berlin from Rottmann filmed in 1927 and Warning Shadows (on youtube and vimeo,

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Perfection fascinated, but also gets boring. So Thomas Steffen sees the jazz world and confronts it with his album “Jazzperience” - “Music that celebrates the moment”. Under the stage name''ctrl-old -u native of Duisburg has an unusual jazz album in lo-fi acoustics produced, the refrains of technical bells and whistles. The pieces work with different rhythms, are interspersed with trumpet and saxophone parts. In its depth and catchiness reminiscent of film music, but are according to the composer as a soundtrack for the subway ride. coolibri 2013

Steve Lake Another 'accidental discovery” I made just strolling and scrolling along this site

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Albums by Thomas Steffen

Album Dance With Strangers by Thomas Steffen

Dance With Strangers

Nachtfahrer Records
2019

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Album lost deceleration by Thomas Steffen

lost deceleration

nachtfahrer-records
2019

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Album useless revolutions by Thomas Steffen

useless revolutions

nachtfahrer-records
2017

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Album Do not cross by Thomas Steffen

Do not cross

nachtfahrer records
2017

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Album forward by Thomas Steffen

forward

nachtfahrer-records
2017

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Album around by Thomas Steffen

around

nachtfahrer-records
2017

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Drifting Souls

Drifting Souls

Thomas Steffen
Dance With Strangers

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