This Eclectrocasts podcasts features Hanoi, Vietnam based experimental musician and sound artist behind the alias Sound Awakener. She has been composing and playing experimental music since 2011. She has been creating sonic waves in Hanoi’s underground music scene for the last couple of years.
Nhung Nguyen has teamed up with artists working across various media and from around the world to add audio elements to visual experiences. Since 2014, Nhung Nguyen has been releasing music under the project Sound Awakener and eventually under her real name. She has worked with labels such as Time Released Sound [US], Soft [FR], and Flaming Pines [AU]. While Sound Awakener is focused on abstract experimental sounds, releases under the name Nhung Nguyen are close to melodic, cinematic material.
In this podcast we spoke with Nhung Nguyen about her Sound Awakener works as well as her more recent works under her own name. We feature four ambient, melodic-cinematic tracks, all released as Nhung Nguyen.
We spoke with Nhung Nguyen via Google Hangout on the July 30-31, 2017 time divide.
You can follow, find information and read about, and purchase Nhung Nguyen's music at the following websites:
Artist website: http://soundawakener.com/
Nhung Nguyen Blog (English and Vietnamese) at http://canhdongamnhac.com
Sound Awakener Blog (English) at http://blog.soundawakener.com
This Eclectrocasts podcast features Bungendore, NSW Australian sound sculpture artist, Instrument builder, and experimental synth noise drone musician Brian McNamara, who publishes his music under Cup & Bow and his instrument designs as Rarebeasts.
Brian McNamara mixes his passions for music, electronics and sculpture into unique objects that should need no explanation to play or experience but convey a deeper meaning in the context of their surroundings.
Brian McNamara builds a range of experimental instruments, with a focus on both autonomous soundart sculptures and interactive installation instruments that require the engagement of multiple people or unusual kinetic movements to be played. His instruments include computer programmed elements, percussion, found sounds from used electronics and purpose designed oscillators.
A key feature of Brian McNamara's work is audience movement and participation. Art functions best when the art space is inclusive of the public so through his exploration of experimental sounds he uses engagement with the audience as a medium to convey ideas. These explorations include the link between the environment and technology, our own movement around the planet with movement of those fleeing war torn areas and the link between our own minds and those we try to create in machines.
Brian McNamara was a national finalist for the Etsy design awards for his soundart piece The EMDS synth (2015) and won the ReArt peoples choice award for the Automaphone (2015) an autonomous device that interprets drawings into music.
We spoke with Brian McNamara via Skype on 9 July, 2017.
You can follow, find information about, and purchase Brian McNamara's music and instruments at the following websites:
VIVID Creative Sidney 2011 presentation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F35vTbZK4pU
This Eclectrocasts podcast features Huntsville, Alabama based singer, songwriter, keyboard player Ingrid Marie. Since relocating to Alabama, Ingrid Marie has taken the regional music scene by storm. She dazzles audiences with her diverse stylistic ability, sheer vocal precision & captivating stage presence.
We talked with Ingrid Marie about how she always wanted to be a musician, her most recent album Manna and working with a producer, relationships, and communities of (female) musicians.
You can purchase the album Manna via Amazon and stream it via Spotify.
We spoke with Ingrid Marie via Skype on 4 June, 2017.
You can follow, find information about and listen to Ingrid Marie on the following websites:
This Eclectrocasts podcast features USA based curator, fan, supporter, and promotor of indie music, Tracy Perry, who operates the weekly online radio show Tracy's Expansion Of Presence. 'Expansion of Presence' is an aural journey across genres, presenting unsigned artists and new artists. We talked with Tracy about how she came to do this show and how she curates the tracks she uses and the order in which she plays them.
Tracy selected four tracks for us to listen to. They appear in the order below:
Jim Wylde. How We Break Each Other, from the album Songs for the broken hearted from the departed. http://music.iosound.ca/album/songs-for-the-brokenhearted-from-the-departed
Unknown Land. Pulse (The Sweetest Condition Mix) from the album 33deg Alternate Realities http://ukld.net/
How To Disappear Completely. Aislin from the album: Mer de Revs https://htdc.bandcamp.com/
Trixie Delight and Tourmaline Hum. Frozen from the album 33 1/3 https://tcfsr.bandcamp.com/track/frozen-2
While so far we have strictly interviewed musicians in our two-year plus existence, we wanted to turn the table and get the point of view from someone who represents the people that listen to our music. It became a fascinating conversation that we hope you will find useful and instructive.
We spoke with Tracy Perry on 9 May, 2017 via Skype.
You can follow, find information about, and listen Tracy's Expansion of Presence radio show at the following websites:
Google + - https://plus.google.com/u/0/+TracyPerryEOP
Bandcamp – https://bandcamp.com/tracyp
Soundcloud – https://soundcloud.com/t-perry-2
This Eclectrocasts podcast features Los Angeles, CA, based musician, producer, DJ, and member of the Space Circus Electronic Music Collective Lola La Showgirl. We talked about her distinct hip-hop, acid jazz flavored music with rhythmic elements and repetitions at the core of Lola La Showgirl's compositions and live performances.
We spoke with Lola La Showgirl on 9 April, 2017 via Skype.
You can follow, find information about, and listen and purchase music by Lola La Showgirl at the following websites:
Artist Website: https://lolalashowgirl.tumblr.com
This Eclectrocasts podcast features San Diego, CA, based writer, vocal electronica singer-songwriter Huge Shark (Valerie Polichar). Blending vocal electronica (Operatica, Eurythmics) with classic singer/songwriter styles (Sarah McLachlan, Joni Mitchell), Huge Shark highlights Polichar’s distinctive vocals, shimmering electronic beats and eloquent lyrics.
We spoke with Huge Shark on 26 February, 2017 via Skype. We were joined by guest hosts and Eclectrocasts alumni Sarah Schonert and Kim Rueger.
You can follow, find information about, and listen to music by Huge Shark at the following websites:
Artist Website: http://www.hugeshark.org
This Eclectrocasts podcast features London based, Italian ambient, experimental, electronic-acoustic artist and lover of Japanese poetry Marco Alessi, who publishes his own music as Cryxuss, runs the Naviar Haiku and Renku group as well as the Naviar Records indie label. We talked with Marco about all of these projects and we will be listening to two tracks from Cryxuss, one track from Earthborn Visions from the 3 Years of Naviar Haiku album, and one track from a February 9 release of the Wet Petals album by Hirotaka Shirotsubaki.
We spoke with Marco Alessi on 29 January 2017 via Skype.
You can follow Marco and his various projects at the following websites:
This Eclectrocasts podcasts features the Swedish, Gothenburg based band Eyemouth consisting of Joakim Aberg (bass and guitar), Hakan Aspnas (drums), and Marcus Lilja (vocals, synthesizers, programming). We talked about their music and the deeper philosophical underpinnings of their work.
Eyemouth presents a soundscape with a unique blend of mellotrons, organic elements such as vibraphone, santur (like a Persian Santoor, Dulcimer like instrument) and accordion, together with an atmospheric and almost psychedelic rock instrumentation. With a distance, reverie and dark undertones, the music aims to provide a deeper understanding about the different aspects of life. Eyemouth has an alter ego band called Estrange and in this podcast we feature music from both of these artistic projects.
We spoke with Joakim, Hakan, and Marcus via Skype on 18 December, 2016
You can follow and find information about Eyemouth and Estrange on the following website:
Artist webpage http://eyemouth.moonfruit.com