#39--Michael Spiro (percussionist)

Michael and I chat over Skype about life as a percussionist, conga and bata player, and master teacher (my words, not his).  He’s someone who is a big reason I’m doing what I’m doing.  What he taught me about Cuban music (ie. the WAY he learned and approaches it) is how I approach Trinidadian steel drumming.  He’s a good man and someone you should talk to if you can.  You won’t regret it.

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#37--Wally Gunn

Wally was in Australia.  I was in New York.  We chat about life and composing and using personal struggle as the catalyst for work.  Wally is one of my favorite people in the world.  He always has cookies.

Vicious Children, by Wally Gunn, performed by Mobius Percussion, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jEK08ddre9Q

Wally Gunn - Can You Hear Me (Part I), performed by Passepartout Duo, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQJSZMLWQKg

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#36--Gil Kalish (piano)

Gil and I sit in his living room and talk about life as a pianist and dealing with self-doubt as an artist and student. He’s a world-renowned concert pianist, accompanists, collaborator, and soloist.

He’s also a good man, and someone I thoroughly enjoy talking to about pretty much anything he wants to talk about.

Olivier Messiaen Amour oiseau detoile—w/ Dawn Upshaw, voice

Charles Ives—Songs My Mother Taught me—w/ Jan DeGaetan

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#27--Grey Mcmurray

Grey and I sit in his living room and talk improvisation, Roseanne Barr, and what it means to be alive. 

This is the title track called “Blindless Sea of Light” off a new album due out in March of the same name by Grey Mcmurray.

The ending track is from a project So Percussion did with Grey Mcmurray and Emily Johnson and Ain Gordon called Where (We) Live.  This is the final track off the album called “Thank You” 


@muchgrey on instagram

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#26--Arone Dyer

Arone and I sit and talk music making, drone choirs, second jobs, and the sexes.  

@missarone on instagram


buke and gase


drone choir

opening track:  (single) “Derby” by Buke and Gase


ending track:  “Hiccup” by Buke and Gase from the album “General Dome”


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