11 episodes

Join musician Andrew Nault and painter Julia Luft each week for talks with artists both emerging and established. The Seed Cast explores and embraces all corners of art, the process behind it, and those who create it. Tune in every Thursday to join the conversation, follow us on instagram @theseedcast to stay updated, and shoot us an email at casttheseed@gmail.com to say hello. You don’t have to make art to enjoy it.

The Seed Cast The Seed Cast

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Join musician Andrew Nault and painter Julia Luft each week for talks with artists both emerging and established. The Seed Cast explores and embraces all corners of art, the process behind it, and those who create it. Tune in every Thursday to join the conversation, follow us on instagram @theseedcast to stay updated, and shoot us an email at casttheseed@gmail.com to say hello. You don’t have to make art to enjoy it.

    Episode 011 - Harris Paseltiner

    Episode 011 - Harris Paseltiner

    This week on the Seed Cast we met with musician Harris Paseltiner of Darlingside. Currently based in Boston, MA, Harris exhibits his talents on cello, guitar, and vocals in this harmonious group of four musicians. Described by NPR as, “exquisitely-arranged, literary-minded, baroque folk-pop,” Darlingside just celebrated their 10th anniversary as a group this past year with the full-length album release of Fish Pond Fish. In this episode, Harris gives some beautiful insight into how he thinks musically, addressing both the emotional and technical stages. We discussed his textural synesthesia, the writing process of the most recent Darlingside record, and how the pandemic has left an imprint on the final result. You can stay up to date on Darlingside’s latest happenings at http://www.darlingside.com/ and you can follow them on instagram @darlingside.

    Harris’s Artist picks: Andrew Benincasa, Ben Cosgrove, and Úlfur Hansson.

    • 1 hr 38 min
    Episode 010 - Dom Civiello

    Episode 010 - Dom Civiello

    This week we sat down with illustrator, designer, and educator, Dom Civiello. Currently based in Boston, MA, Dom has work featured in American Illustration, Communication Arts, The Society of Illustrators, 3x3 International, and Creative Quarterly. In addition to his many accolades, Dom also teaches Illustration courses at New England College and Maine College of Art. In this episode we take a look into his researched based image-making process, the importance of understanding design principles, and how he promotes experimentation and exploration in his classroom. You can look at Dom’s work @dom.hq on instagram and on his website dom.studio.

    Dom's artist picks: Dallin Orr, Danny Schwartz, and Kirk Wallace

    • 1 hr 33 min
    Episode 009 - Phil Jamieson

    Episode 009 - Phil Jamieson

    This week we had the privilege of chatting with musician Phil Jamieson, guitarist and co-founder of the band Caspian. Based in Beverly, MA, Caspian has been touring and releasing records since their 2005 debut, You Are the Conductor. Most recently they released On Circles and also paired with Audiotree to capture a live performance featuring The Losander Chamber Orchestra. In this episode, Phil shares the mechanics of creating a Caspian record, the liberating lack of rules in early post-rock, and the feeling of collaborating with producers. Stay up to date on Caspian’s latest happenings at caspian.band and follow Phil on instagram @philipajamieson.

    Phil’s artist picks: Jake Woodruff of Defeater, Will Benoit, and Mike Repasch-Nieves of SOM and Junius.

    • 1 hr 37 min
    Episode 008 - Ariel Tobing

    Episode 008 - Ariel Tobing

    This week we sat down with illustrator and artist Ariel Tobing. Presently living in Philadelphia, PA, Ariel has done a number of promotional designs and illustrations for local restaurants including Poi Dog, Hale and True, and Frizwit at Musi. His work tends to be autobiographical by nature, involving the use of photographic source material paired with text to exhibit the complexities of loss. In this episode we address the correlation between creatives and kitchen work, the benefits of inviting and actively pursuing mistakes, and the pros and cons of knowing too much about your craft. You can follow Ariel on instagram @scumbag_arl

    Ariel’s artist picks: Zack Chomz, Krista Perry, and Peter Schjeldahl.

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Episode 007 - Mirza Ramic

    Episode 007 - Mirza Ramic

    This week we met with musician Mirza Ramic. Originally from Bosnia, Mirza has had his fingerprints on a number of projects including, but not limited to, Arms and Sleepers, Saigon Would be Seoul, ERA CT NOD 1, and The DXFXWXU Collective. Just this year alone Mirza has had over seven music releases all while running two record labels, Future Archive Recordings and {int}erpret null. In this episode we dive into the sheer amount of energy it takes to produce all of the projects under his umbrella. We also touch upon the importance of being scrappy, the misadventures of nearly 2,000 shows, and avoiding regret by following what you love to its exhaustive state. You can follow him and his many pursuits on instagram @armsandsleepers @saigonwouldbeseoul @idcbackwards @dxfxwxu @futurearchiverecordings @interpretnull.

    Mirza’s artist picks: Andrew Nault of Lesser Glow and drab, Barry Jenkins, and Dubravka Ugrešić.

    • 1 hr 50 min
    Episode 006 - Matt Darcy aka "Bananamasher"

    Episode 006 - Matt Darcy aka "Bananamasher"

    This week we met with photographer Matt Darcy, aka “Bananamasher.” Currently based in Boston, MA, Matt has photographed countless aggressive concerts from the pits of Slayer, Cannibal Corpse, Meshuggah, Kilswitch Engage, Slipknot, and many more. Searching through the obscure corners of the US, Matt is fascinated with documenting dark, abandoned, decaying buildings and landscapes. During our chat we touched upon his latest projects, “1,454 Miles,”  a series of photos documenting his in-progress redlining of the White Mountains, and “Death of a Memory,” which exhibits forgotten buildings left to decay and overtaken by their natural surroundings. Matt addressed the dangerous lengths he's willing to go to get "the shot that no one else has" along with the importance of keeping locations undisclosed to avoid the inevitable tourist trap. You can follow him on instagram @bananamasher and see his recent works and prints for sale at bananamasher.com. Matt’s artist picks: Reid Haithcock, Sylvaine, and Steph Byce.

    • 53 min

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