Foxy Digitalis Mix #19: TUSK Editions

TUSK Festival is a UK mainstay, offering some of the most unique programming around and generally bending minds and opening new avenues with their events. I feel a real kinship with TUSK’s mission to bring supposedly difficult music to more mainstream situations and audiences. Obviously the pandemic has thrown a wrench in their operations, but they continue finding new ways to connect. Last year TUSK … Continue reading Foxy Digitalis Mix #19: TUSK Editions

claire rousay “Live”

There are moments where the shortest distance between two points isn’t so much a straight line as it is a deep breath. Gaze long enough into the distance and all the imperfections in the distance will blur into an opulent, fleeting view of the future. claire rousay continues her vertical trajectory and showing another side of her ever-growing repertoire. With longtime friends Mari Maurice and … Continue reading claire rousay “Live”

On a Sailboat in a Tornado: An Interview with M. Sage

Matthew Sage is a patient force, always moving in new and surprising directions, always with an ear listening for the heartbeat inside it all. His work is intimate and vulnerable, though not obviously so. When you listen through the stratigraphy of it all, there’s an order and a foundation, but the piece you remember, the reason Sage’s work resonates in such a deep, visceral way … Continue reading On a Sailboat in a Tornado: An Interview with M. Sage

Astral Spirits’ Expanding Universe

An interview with Astral Spirits founder, Nate Cross, on origins, current projects, and using your platform. Astral Spirits has become one of the most recognizable labels in the world of experimental jazz and improvised music. Since starting it in 2014, founder Nate Cross has pushed boundaries and expanded his offerings with the Astral Editions label. Cross is someone after my own heart, always looking forward and trying to figure how … Continue reading Astral Spirits’ Expanding Universe

claire rousay “a softer focus”

When I think about how much claire rousay has already done, it seems a little silly to say she’s just getting started. But considering the trajectory and impact of her work over the past year or two, that’s what it feels like. With a softer focus, that statement resonates even deeper. Beyond her unparalleled ability to take quiet, intimate moments and give them the weight … Continue reading claire rousay “a softer focus”