Cypress Rosewood

CYPRESS ROSEWOOD in “real life” is TONY GERBER, a space music artist with over 30 recordings available and various music scores for documentary films, most recently the planetarium show, “Nine Planets and Counting” in RL and a soundtrack to the SL science exhibit on “Nanotubes” at Nanotechnology Island. His group, Spacecraft has scored music for films including “Vanilla Sky” starring Tom Cruise. They have performed live concerts in planetariums around the United States.

As Cypress Rosewood, Tony has hosted a weekly radio show into it’s 4th year on WRFN, Radio Free Nashville called “When Worlds Collide with Cypress Rosewood” which is simulcast in Second Life to a studio audience and features music and interviews with members of the Second Life arts and science community who discuss their SL experiences and how the two worlds interact. Podcasts of these shows can be found at the Cypress Rosewood.com website.

In Second Life CYPRESS was the first professional space musician to use the virtual world platform and has been a pioneer of live space and ambient music. He has performed hundreds of SL concerts with his special brand of aural vibrations utilizing native flutes, synthesizers and guitars that can aid healing and relaxation. Cypress is also continually developing the Space Music Museum alongside working on many other groundbreaking projects. He was also one of the primary designers for the first major music manufacturer on the SL grid, Gibson Music Instruments, building their “Gibson Island” opened in July of 2008.