Last night, my first guest mix aired at the great WFMU’s Radio Row. Invited by Olivia Bradley-Skill, I was super happy to put this together. Just a few months before, I’ve worked on another mix (which hasn’t aired yet), and I had no idea what to expect but I came to love the process so much, that I am actually looking forward to do more.
In a constant busy life, it feels like I barely have time to listen to other artists’ work which feels like a capital sin to me, but doing this turned into a work task and I enjoyed so much listening and revisiting field recordings and music.
Admittedly I have been greatly inspired by Adriene Lilly, since I got to know her work last Spring. And putting a piece like this together is playing with textures and rhythms, so not that different from a sound designer’s role.
Below is the playlist, that you can also find on WFMU’s website, with links to each album and track. I hope you enjoy!
I’ve opened the playlist with Jeremy Hegge’s work. I think this was the very first work I bought on bandcamp. It’s not easy for my ear to get caught in field recording or musical work; there is a number of conditions or qualities that inevitably, without thinking, determine if I like it or if it’s just an okay experience. Jeremy’s field recordings are immediately attractive, mysterious, curious, evocative.
The piano piece played on top is from the project “Fractured Memories“. We know the artist(s) is from Japan and the rest is up for us to get to know just by listening, as no more information is to be found. I’m in love with these loopy glimpses: they seem to portray emotional deep scenes of a film – it’s what it feels like to me.