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Fantastic Tones for Human Bones

Jul 16, 2022

In this episode, we speak with the multi-instrumentalist Val Dorr (it/its).  We speak with Val about its many projects including Ævangelist, Suncarcass, Velnias, Nagasaki Grotesque, and ADFL.  

Val’s music can be found in a variety of places on bandcamp and spotify, please check out its twitter thread that covers...

Jun 29, 2022

In this episode we interview Mike Thies and Topu Lyo of the band Live Footage.   We discuss their formative years and the working practices of the band.   We discuss a lot about their practice and theories on improvisation, and their recent work creating the score for the Kanye West documentary “Jeen-Yuhs” 


Jun 4, 2022

In this episode we interview the microtonal guitarist and composer Brendan Byrnes.  We discuss the complexities and the tricky logistics of writing music in the microtonal tunings 22EDO, 27EDO, as well as other microtonal tunings Brendan uses as we go through his impressive catalog of pop influenced microtonal music.

May 19, 2022

In this episode, we go over some basic concepts of Afrocuban Folkloric Music.  We explain the various genres and religions, the concept of clave, and we give a breakdown of several specific rhythms.  This is intended to be a supplemental episode to our interview with Sandy Perez (ep24).  The specific rhythms we discuss...

May 16, 2022

In this episode, we interview the master percussionist Sandy Perez.  Sandy is one of the most talented musicians alive today and we are extraordinarily lucky to get to speak with him on the podcast.  There are a few things to mention about this interview.   

Firstly, and most obviously, for the interview Sandy is mostly...