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Check Out Brian Funk Music Production Podcast #165 with Isotonik Studios Founder Darren Cowley

I’m a huge fan of Isotonik Studios Max for Live Devices. I really enjoyed Brian Funk’s interview with Darren Cowley founder. It was interesting to hear how Isotonik Studios came about and also learn about a lot of the free giveaways they are offering each week to help us make more of our time inside.

Below is the YouTube video of the interview. You can also find links to listen in your fav podcatcher and get show notes using the link below.

http://Full Post and Show Notes: https://brianfunk.com/blog/2020/4/12/darren-cowley-of-isotonik-studios-music-production-podcast-165

Darren Cowley runs Isotonik Studios, a site that offers products for Ableton Live, Max for Live, Novation Circuit, and more. Isotonik Studios has grown into a small army of developers releasing exciting products to producers.

Darren and I have been trying to coordinate a podcast for years. It was worth the wait. We spoke about his beginnings as a DJ, how he developed and shared his DJ template, and how an artist’s donation for his DJing template helped him begin Isotonik Studios.

During the COVID-19 lockdowns, Isotonik is offering free “stay at home” products. The offerings change on a regular basis so be sure to check them often.

Visit my site for more stuff like this, including Live Instrument downloads, tutorials and music! http://www.brianfunk.com

Brian Funk Web Site: http://www.brianfunk.com Music Production Podcast: http://www.brianfunk.com/podcast Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/brianfunkmusic Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/brianfunkmusic Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/brianfunkmusic

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I’m a guest on “Open The Podcast Doors, Hal” Movies by The Minute Podcast Episode 126: Plausibly Stellar

I’m excited to announce that I was a guest on the by the minute podcast Open the Podcast Door, Hal.

Chris and Rudi discuss Stanley Kubrick’s science fiction masterpiece, “2001: A Space Odyssey,” one minute at a time. They are occasionally joined by guests from other movie-by-minutes podcasts, as well as film enthusiasts, musicians, and other deep thinkers.

I’m on Episode 126: Plausibility Stellar where we discuss the transitional moments in the Star Gate sequence from the 2h4m7s to 2h5m7s mark of the film.

When Chris told me which minute we were going to discuss I was super excited as it’s one of my favorite parts of the film. Use the links below to tune in and listen to hear us geek out hard on science fiction, film, sound design, and visual effects! I also talk about how to use modern visual software to approximate some of the star gate effects. Show notes below that.

Thanks again to Chris and Rudi for inviting me, taking the time to put this podcast together on such a compelling film. Also a big thanks for them including one of my 2001: A Space Odyssey inspired soundscape this episode at the 45m12s mark of the podcast – Sonic Encounters Podcast SO1-E09: I’m Completely Operational, and All My Circuits Are Functioning Perfectly.

Tune In to Episode 26: Plausibly Stellar


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My Conversation with AfroDJMac on The Music Production Podcast #99

I had a great conversation with Brian Funk (aka AfroDJMac) for episode #99 of his Music Production Podcast. You can listen on iTunes or Stitcher or Google Play  or on YouTube (which also includes video footage). There are lots of detailed show notes and links from the conversation on the episode landing page

Mark and I had an excellent conversation about his work as a synthesist, composer, and live performer. We discussed his musical workflows and use of visuals in his performances. Mark also deconstructs and takes us behind the creative process of his newest single “Disconnected.” This episode is loaded with both practical and philosophical wisdom from Mark’s diverse and extensive experience as an artist.

I also discuss the local scene such as Rocky Mountain Synthesizer Meetup, Beat Cypher, and my work with (no)poem, the Carbon Dioxide Ensemble, A.I. Winter and more. Again, links to all that in the detailed show notes and links from the conversation on the episode landing page

Also, my cat also video bombed the conversation at 35m27s. Brian was kind enough to render an excerpt so I could crate this short clip :^)

Here is the video for the full of the conversation.

Thanks again to Brian for inviting me!

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Artist Ed Ball Interview on Art + Music + Technology Podcast

I love this interview with artist Ed Ball on Darwin Grosse’s Art + Music + Technology podcast so I wanted to spread the word. I found the story of Ed’s artist journey inspiring and informative. He’s got a great vibe (often hilarious) and interesting perspective on art which I found refreshing.

Listen to the Podcast on Lybsin or on iTunes.

Ed is a contemporary abstract artist who “uses a combination of sonic experiments, music and paint to produce artworks on canvas.”

I directly paint music and sound compositions creating works of art that represent the sound on canvas. This has progressed with me starting to experiment with electronic sound creation myself using unusual electronic equipment with the future vision of painting these sound experiments… https://www.edwardball.co.uk/

Darwin’s show notes…

I first heard from Ed Ball when he reached out with a collaboration concept. I was intrigued, looked further into it – and was pretty blown away. Then I talked to Ed, and was even more drawn in. Ed is killin’ it by “Painting Music”, but in a way that takes direct influence from actual tracks, and has a performative quality that jumps off a canvas.

If you take a look at his paintings (check out https://www.edwardball.co.uk/) and you’ll see what I mean. The work stands on its own, but when you hear Ed’s story, it’s even more interesting. Having Ed describe his passion for sharing fine art is exciting; having him talk about getting an Analogue Solutions Vostok is makes you want to jump to the future. Combining modular synth music with performative painting seems so obvious that I can’t wait to see where it goes.

In addition to everything else, Ed is also a dynamic personality – he immediately draws you into whatever he’s talking about. It made for a great conversation, and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. Cheers!

Ed also has a YouTube channel which you can check out here https://www.youtube.com/user/Edwardball.

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Mark Mosher
Synthesist & Multimedia Artist

Artist Site: NewEcho.com
Electronic Music Tech & Production Blog:  ModulateThis.com

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The Sonic Encounters Soundscapes Podcast is Back!

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After a 2 year hiatus – my Sonic Encounters Soundscapes Podcast is back! The 13 past episodes (with over 1 hour and 50 minutes of music) are back online as Season 01.

Season 02 is incoming so here is how to listen and subscribe.

Episode Notes Now Embedded in Podcast + Buy Button

I also streamlined the podcast and instead of using a companion blog for episode notes – I took the time to place all the show notes within the podcast episodes pages on Soundcloud instead (which also should feed your podcatcher).

In the cases where I have released an episode on Bandcamp – there is corresponding buy button.soundcloud-krell

The Album with Tracks from Season 01

In a related note – Season 01 of the the Sonic Encounters Podcast was released on Bandcamp as Sonic Encounters Volume 01 album. So if you’d like to support my art plus enjoy higher resolution audio of these records plus get 2 bonus tracks visit https://markmosher.bandcamp.com/album/sonic-encounters-volume-01.

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Thanks for listening,

Mark Mosher
Synthesist, Electronic Musician, Multimedia Aritst
Boulder, CO
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Art + Music + Technology Podcast Celebrates 200th Episode with an Interview with Morton Subotnick

Congrats to my good friend Darwin Grosse on the 200th episode for his fantastic Art + Music + Technology Podcast! This episode marks 4 years of sustained work to createe this amazing historical record.

The 200th episode features a simply wonderful interview with Morton Subotnick.

Listen to this Episode from Official Web Site  | Listen on iTunes (and don’t forget to subscribe)

Personal heroes. This is a very personal subject for most people, because our choice of heroes says a lot about us. My reverence for Morton’s work has a lot to do with how it changed my ears – and therefore my life.

Being introduced to Silver Apples allowed me to think of music as a less discrete, more fluid, material. Don’t need to limit yourself to standard instruments focused on verses and choruses; you can choose to use electrons to develop phrases, premonitions, echoes and silence instead. I was never able to think of (or hear) music the same way again.

In this chat, Morton and I talk about his current work, the events that got him to think about electronic music, and how he came to revisit the use of the Buchla modular system. We also talk a little bit about his upcoming book project, and the documentary that is being made about him. But it was a relaxed and enjoyable chat – appropriate for this highlight of my podcast: Number 200.

Thanks again to everyone that has been listening over the years. Keep on listening, and I’ll keep on doing it – now enjoy!

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Mark Mosher
Composer, Synthesist, Electronic Musician, Multimedia Artist
Boulder, CO
MarkMosherMusic.com
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Robert Henke – Interview + New Monolake Album “VLSI” + Video DEEP WEB Audiovisual Laser Installation and Performance

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Check out this great interview with Robert Henke (aka Monolake, and founder of Ableton) on the Art + Music + Technology Podcast http://artmusictech.libsyn.com/podcast-146-robert-henke.

What can be said about Robert Henke that hasn’t already been said a thousand times? A tireless inventor, music producer, visual artist and programmer, Robert has been at the front of so much – and for me he’s been a constant inspiration. He’s also become a good friend over the years, and I can believe it’s taken me this long to interview him for the podcast. But I always want to be careful about his time; luckily, he’s at a good point for a chat, and you get to listen in!

In this talk, we go over Robert’s ideas about music gear, collaboration (he’s worked with some amazing people…), balancing different types of work, and choosing areas to explore. He also reveals himself to be an “obsessed pragmatic”: he’s has a love for detail, but he has to fight his inner voices to make sure that he produces work.

Who can’t understand that?

New Monolake Album

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Robert has a new album as well – VLSI.

Video: DEEP WEB – kinetic audiovisual installation and performance

Robert’s work is discussed in the podcast. Here is a very cool video of one of his latest projects.

More Info

For more on Robert including info on upcoming tour dates see http://www.roberthenke.com/.

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Art + Music + Technology Podcast on Rocky Mountain Synthesizer Meetup

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Meetup Turns 4

4 years and 50 events ago I founded the Boulder Synthesizer Meetup which has since morphed into the Rocky Mountain Synthesizer Meetup with over 490 members!  Over food and drink we – share our  passion for synths, build our network, get inspired, get hands-on with gear, tell people about projects and find collaborators. It is synth technology agnostic and features broad variety of rotating presentation topics and experiences each meetup – most presentations given by members themselves. The after-meetup features a performance by a meetup member.

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I just had the honor and pleasure of being interviewed by Darwin Grosse for his Art + Music + Technology Podcast. It was a great trip down memory lane, and cool to able to some tips on starting and running meetups.

One of the most interesting meetups I've ever attended was the Rocky Mountain Synth Meetup, led by Mark Mosher. Mark started this as an outgrowth of his own desire to meet people, but it has expanded into one of the most active synthesizer-based meetups in the world – and is now a must-visit for anyone that likes (as Mark states) "drinking with a synthesizer problem".

From its humble beginnings in the basement of a Louisville CO restaurant to the huge launch party for the Ableton Push 2 release, the meetup has gone through a number of changes – some of which would hamstring a lesser meetup. Venue changes, personality riffs, people moving in and out of the area; the RMSM has continued to expand, and is healthier than ever.

Thanks to all the of you in our amazing community as well as to people, venues and vendors who have supported us throughout the last 4 years!

Meetup Links

If you are ever in Denver stop by and see us. We are currently meeting the 2nd Wednesday's on Even Numbered Months.

 

 

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Listen to Brian Clevinger (Inventor of Absynth) Interview on Art + Music + Technology Podcast

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I've been using Absynth since version 1. It IS my desert island synth. This being the case I was super excited that Darwin Grosse interviewed Absynth's creator Brian Clevinger for this week's podcast Art + Music + Technology Podcast!

Listen to episode #131 here – http://artmusictech.libsyn.com/podcast-131-brian-clevinger-absynth or on iTunes (where you can subscribe to the podcast).

Absynth is one of my favorite software synthesizers. It is everything you'd want in a modular system, but is packages like a standard instrument – helping smooth the way for quick-and-efficient patch development. But the level of modulation and pure sound design goodness is unparalleled – and this thing is 15 years old!

It's a sign of great work when something lasts, and 15 years is forever in software terms. What makes Absynth so great? A combination of excellent design, fantastic sound and the fortitude to keep improving it the whole time.

Several people have pointed to Brian as a potential interview; I finally reached out to him and found him more than willing. Then we started talking, and it turned out to be one of the great chats that I've had. Brian is a cool guy, and was willing to be introspective about his work and perspectives. I felt like I made a new friend during our discussion – and you get to hear it happen.

Check out Brian's sound work at his Soundcloud page. And if you aren't using Absynth, you need to check it out at its Native Instruments product page. Enjoy!

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Denver’s Victoria Lundy Interview on Art + Music + Technology Podcast

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My friend and frequent collaborator Victoria Lundy was just interviewed by  Darwin Grosse for his Art+Music+Technology podcast. Lots of good info on Victoria's path as a musician and Thereminist and lots of insights into the Theremin. 

Listen to Podcast and read show notes here http://artmusictech.libsyn.com/podcast-124-victoria-lundy or with the embedded player below.

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Check out Victoria's artist page here http://www.victorialundymusic.com and her latest release "Miss American Vampire" here. 

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Sonic Encounters Podcast 008 – Halloween Special – Rebroadcast of Live Halloween 2011 Radio.Electro-Music.com Concert

In celebration of Halloween – please enjoy this themed set I performed for a live streaming concert back in 2011.

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 Get those headphones out – it's time for some creepy original experimental music to celebrate Halloween! This is a live hi-def stereo recording from my set for the Halloween 2011 Online Streaming Concert for Radio.Electro-Music.com broadcast at 19:00 GMT on October 30th.

SET LIST:

  1. "Welcome to the Inferno" Sound Design Cue from Inferno Haunted House (recording)
  2. "Mad Carnival" Sound Design Cue from Inferno Haunted House (recording)
  3. "Icy Caves" Sound Design Cue from Inferno Haunted House (recording)
  4. "They Walk Among Us" from REBOOT (recording). Buy Reboot.
  5. "I Can See Them" from the album I HEAR YOUR SIGNALS  (performed live on Percussa AudioCubes). Buy Album.
  6.  "Before We Wake" from Fear Cannot Save Us album  (performed ive on Theremin pitch-to-midi with AudioCube ). Buy album.
  7. "Dark Signals" from I HEAR YOUR SIGNALS (performed live AudioCubes, keys, Theremin, Tenori-On). Buy Album.
  8. "Celebration and Voices" from I HEAR YOUR SIGNALS (performed live on Launchpad grid). Buy Album
  9. "Infected" from REBOOT (recording). Buy Reboot.)
  10. "Intercept Transmission" structured improvisation (performed live on Launchpad grid)

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Catching Up With Sonic Encounters Podcast – Episodes 005-007

It's been a while since I mentioned my soundscape podcast Sonic Encounters so I thought I'd catch you up on a few episodes. FYI – you can subscribe to the Podcast in iTunes, or use this RSS Feed for your favorite podcatcherDetailed show notes for each episode including notes on synths I used and production techniques at https://markmoshermusic.com/category/podcast/.

Episode 005 – "Irreversible Transcription Errors During Consciousness Transfer"

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 “Welcome to transfer station 11203. Your consciousness transfer is about to begin and soon you will enjoy immortality in your new custom body. The process is 100% foolproof thanks to your personal technician who will be actively monitoring the process for transcription errors. In the unlikely event of a transcription error, your technician will be manually executing corrective rewrites well before the 6 minute margin where these anomalies would become part of your permanent consciousness in the target vessel. This “human touch” is just another way Transfer-Con goes the extra mile for our clients…[more story background and notes on production using an Octatrack with field recordings]"

Episode 006 – "When the Whales Take Back the Ocean"

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As humans and their technology have evolved, they have encroached more and more on the domain of the whale and other sea life. Of course the whales have been evolving as well – and – unbeknownst to us, they have been patiently plotting and waiting for the right time put things back in balance. Listen as a group of humpback whales execute phase 1 of their plan to take back the ocean…[more notes on background and production using an Octatrack with public domain recordings of humbpack whales].

Episode 007 – "Descent Into Ancient Ice Cave"

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This is the soundtrack of an expedition to an ancient ice cave. As you descend deep into the cavern hear surreal sound of the wind blended with your own scanning equipment reverberating through massive cave system. At around the 7:00 minute mark, your systems start picking up some movement in the cave. You’ve got a bad fielding about this – so you initiate emergency ascent at 8:20.

Recorded in a single pass with no edits using a single custom U-HE Bazille Patch…[more show notes on background and production].

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Art + Music + Technology Podcast Interview with Bert Schiettecatte of Percussa AudioCubes

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Check out this interview with Bert Schiettecatte of Percussa AudioCubes – http://artmusictech.libsyn.com/podcasat-066-bert-schiettecatte.

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One of the bits of hardware that keep showing up around me are the Percussa Audio Cubes. I would keep on running into Percussa’s owner, Bert Schiettecatte, at trade shows, would run into users in different places, and even found out that my friends (see Mark Mosher…) are seriously into them. So when Mark opened the door for me to chat with Bert, I rushed in!

Bert’s story is a somewhat common one – a guy with a vision of a product that works hard to make it happen. But when you start talking about all the different things that he had to learn – and master – for this implementation to succeed, it seems like an impossible task. So how does one person make the impossible happen? That’s what we talk about.

I hope you enjoy this one – it is very revealing, but also points to one of the most innovative products out there. Enjoy the podcast, and check out the cubes!

See all the episodes so far here http://artmusictech.libsyn.com/. You can also Subscribe to Darwin’s podcast  in iTunes.

Some of My AudioCube Work

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In a related note, I’m still using the hell out of AudioCubes in my controllerism rig and with the 9  Box interactive social musical instrument. As was mentioned in this interview, I’m also expanding my use to create virtual patch cables for U-HE ACE (videos coming soon), and using the wireless AudioCubes to play pieces in Concrete Mixer performances.

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Below are some videos of the AudioCubes in Action.

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Mark Mosher’s 9 Box Instrument / Installation at Mountain Oasis Festival 2013 w/ Bob Moog Foundation from Mark Mosher on Vimeo.

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Mark Mosher – Infrared AudioCube Performance Video of song “Alone” from the album REBOOT from Mark Mosher on Vimeo.

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Mark Mosher – Dark Scifi Controllerism Teaser Video 01 – “Control Zone” from Mark Mosher on Vimeo.

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Art + Music + Technology Podcast 056: Brian Funk (AfroDJMac)

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Darwin Grosse's latest podcat is up – this time with my Brian Funk (aka AfroDJMac). Listen here http://artmusictech.libsyn.com/podcast-056-brian-funk-afrodjmac.

Brian is known for his prolific work to create amazing racks for Ableton Live. I collaborated with Brian on  the Ableton Rack #40: Zebra Attack and Ableton Rack #40: Zebra Attack II so I was super excited to introduce him to Darwin Grosse so we could all get a behind-the-scenses look into Brian's work. 

My friend Mark Mosher doesn't get adamant too often, but when he does, I have to listen. He was adamant about getting into his friend AfroDJMac, and the work that he's been doing on Ableton Live packs. I jumped into my research (i.e., I took things for a quick drive then started digging deeper), and was really impressed with the work. Reached out to see if he'd be up for a quickie chat, and he jumped on the opportunity.

So you get this – my Thanksgiving gift to you. Great talk with a really insightful programmer, sound designer, songwriter and Ableton Certified Trainer.

I always like when someone opens a door for me to explore. Brian's ideas about vocal music (especially mixed with electronic music concepts) are really unique, and the way that he mixes music and teaching is also very interesting. Listen to his work here, and enjoy the discussion!

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Great New Music Industry Podcast – On the Hit with Deane Ogden

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Film composer, session drummer, and recording artist Deane Ogden has launched a cool new internet radio show/podcast called On the Hit which features candid one-on-one interviews with “players who make the music you know best”. Episode 3 just went live which is an interview with the legendary session bassist Leland Sklar and is simply fantastic!

I also want to mention this new show is the latest in a long line of projects (such as the informative and inspiring Scorecast Online) where Deane has taken time to give back to the community.  So I encourage you to support this show by subscribing, taking a moment to leave a comment on iTunes, and of course by spreading the word about OTH.

Below is an overview of the show including links to get you started.

ON THE HIT with DEANE OGDEN (OTH) is an internet podcast featuring Deane’s one-on-one candid conversations with the most intriguing personalities in rock, pop, R&B, jazz and country music — the artists, musicians and moguls who’ve created music history as we know it today.

OTH airs each Tuesday on iTunes, Stitcher Radio and Liberated Syndication. The premiere episode of OTH was launched on March 12, 2014 and featured Wrecking Crew keyboardist Don Randi and son of Wrecking Crew guitarist Tommy Tedesco, Denny Tedesco. That episode was recorded in Los Angeles with subsequent first-season episodes recorded in Portland, London, San Francisco, Nashville, Austin, Los Angeles and Tokyo.

ON THE HIT with DEANE OGDEN was born out of Deane’s work in Los Angeles, New York and Nashville as a session drummer, percussionist and programmer. He began interviewing colleagues he was recording with and later expanded to include musicians who’d influenced his own work as well as engineers and producers who have helped shaped modern music and sound.

Deane has also composed and produced some amazing music which you can find on his web site http://www.deaneogden.com/.

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Mark Mosher
Boulder, CO
www.MarkMosherMusic.com

<<< Checkout my new album Fear Cannot Save Us

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Art + Music + Technology: Podcast 023: Mark Mosher

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Last Friday was such a great day! I not only released my album Fear Cannot Save Us, but Darwin Grosse stopped by to interview me for his podcast Art + Music + Technology. I’m such a huge fan of the podcast so it was an incredible honor to be interviewed.

Checkout the episode here http://artmusictech.libsyn.com/podcast-023-mark-mosher where I offer behind-the-scenes details on the creation of the album.

See all the episodes so far here http://artmusictech.libsyn.com/. You can also Subscribe to Darwin’s podcast  in iTunes.

A quick update on the album. While Bandcamp is a great place to get the album (best value + you get a 10 page digital booklet), I’ve also made it available on iTunes, Amazon, and CDBaby. It’s also on most other services – just search for “Mark Mosher”.

If your enjoying the album and want to recommend it to your friends, I’ve setup an easy to remember URL which points to bandcamp – www.FearCannotSaveUs.com.

Thanks again to all those who bought the album so far!

Mark Mosher
Boulder, CO
www.MarkMosherMusic.com