Interviews about sound and music
Why We Listen 45 – Sylvie Simmons
Sylvie Simmons meets with Marc Kate for the 45th episode of Why We Listen to listen to and discuss: Leonard Cohen – ‘Suzanne’ David Bowie – ‘Rock ‘N’ Roll Suicide’ Serge Gainsbourg – ‘Ballade De Melody Nelson’ Sylvie Simmons is a writer and musician. http://sylviesimmons.com Listen to the podcast on the player below, or download HERE. […]
Why We Listen 44 – Colin Cunliffe
Colin Cunliffe meets with Marc Kate for the 44th episode of Why We Listen. Colin Cunliffe is a performer based in NYC. Listen to the podcast on the player below, or download HERE. You can also subscribe to Why We Listen via iTunes HERE. Listen to Why We Listen on Stitcher HERE. Thanks for listening.
Why We Listen 43 – Don Buchla Memorial Panel
Episode 43 of Why We Listen is a panel discussion between Roger Linn Dave Smith Keith McMillen Tom Oberheim and Jessica Rylan moderated by Marc Kate as part of the Don Buchla Memorial Concerts. It was an opportunity to reminisce about the legendary electronic instrument designer and pioneer. Listen to the podcast on the player below, […]
Why We Listen 42 – Jon Leidecker
Jon Leidecker aka Wobbly meets with Marc Kate for the 42nd episode of Why We Listen to listen to and discuss: Maryanne Amacher – ‘Living Sound, Patent Pending’ Marissa Marchant – ‘Emu’ Roland Kayn – ‘Electronic Symphony – Part 1’ Jon Leidecker is an electronic musician from San Francisco. Listen to the podcast on the […]
Why We Listen 41 – Nayland Blake
Presented by Volume and ICA LA, Nayland Blake meets with Marc Kate for a live episode of Why We Listen at the Cooper Design Space Penthouse to listen to and discuss: Amy Taubin – ‘Life on the Inside’ X-Ray Spex – ‘Oh Bondage Up Yours’ Tunde Olaniran – ‘Namesake’ Nayland Blake is an artist from New […]
Why We Listen 40 – Miguel Gutierrez
Miguel Gutierrez meets with Marc Kate for the 40th episode of Why We Listen to listen to and discuss: Meredith Monk – ‘Gotham Lullaby’ Diane Cluck – ‘Yr Million Sweetnesses’ Colin Self – ‘Aflame’ Miguel Gutierrez makes performances and is based in Brooklyn. http://miguelgutierrez.org Listen to the podcast on the player below, or download HERE. […]
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Just discovered this gem and am sad that A) it seems to be on hiatus and B) that there are only a small handful of the back catalog of episodes available.
Such a good idea and great conversations. I WILL say that I found most of the songs picked to be insufferable and yet I listened respectfully all the way through and then was rewarded with strong conversation about the selected pieces which almost never won me over and made me rethink my initial negative take on the song but then again, that’s not the point of this exercise...
I adore this podcast
Sometimes I can have some pretty bullheaded opinions about music, but this show has made me re-evaluate how I critically listen to both what I love and dislike. I've learned about a lot of great new music, while also coming away with a more balanced perspective on things I don't *necessarily* love. *cough* John Frusciante. Ahem.
Insightful and intimate, it's lovely to nerd out with Mr Kate and his guests over their particular connections to music and life. Subscribe!