In Conversation
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dublab Radio presents In Conversation, a weekly podcast featuring interviews from its 20 years of broadcasting. Highlighting some of the most compelling interviews from dublab's archives, In Conversation offers an in-depth view into the lives and creative processes of its guests.

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    K. Leimer

    Palace of Lights founder, K. Leimer, joins host, Mark “Frosty” McNeill, to talk about the experimental recording and composing techniques that he began exploring in the mid 70s with multi-track tape machines and instruments like the Micromoog. Leimer’s catalog includes 20 solo albums plus collaborative albums with Savant and Marc Barreca. In 2014, RVNG Intl. released A Period of Review (Original Recordings: 1975 - 1983), featuring unheard portions of Leimer’s archives. Irrational Overcast, his newest solo LP, is out now through First Terrace Records.

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    Akiko Yano

    This week we bring you an interview with legendary musician, Akiko Yano. LA duo, SunEye, travel with Yano through her 40 year career, from her break out hit “Japanese Girl” in 1976, to her work with Yellow Magic Orchestra, to her recent collaboration with Rei Harakami. We hope you can join us for this very special episode of In Conversation.

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    Tashi Wada

    Tashi Wada joins Mark "Frosty" McNeill to talk about his latest collaborative album, Nue, released by RVNG Intl. Nue furthers the familial and creative bond between Tashi Wada and his father, Fluxus artist Yoshi Wada, alongside a supporting ensemble, including Julia Holter, Simone Forti, Cole MGN, and Corey Fogel. Combining synthesis with a spectrum of acoustic instruments and non-equal tempered tuning techniques, Nue is a uniquely personal statement from Tashi Wada compelled by collaboration and the ensuing spaces shared and explored.

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    Cate Le Bon and Tim Presley of Drinks

    Cate Le Bon and Tim Presley of Drinks joined Mark "Frosty" McNeill to talk about their recent album, Hippo Lite. We hope you can joins us for this delightful trip in and behind their music!

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    William Basinski

    Composer and musician, William Basinski, joins Mark "Frosty" McNeill this week on In Conversation. He shares several lovely anecdotes about growing up in close proximity to the US space program in Texas and Florida, his current projects, and offers a behind the scenes glimpse of his latest release, On Time Out of Time.

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    Journalist, Lynell George

    This week on In Conversation we have journalist and author, Lynell George, sharing why certain music and sounds have come to define Los Angeles for her. We hope you can join us and host, Mark "Frosty" McNeill, as we get to know a city far different then the Hollywood version we have have all come to know.

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    Brian Eno

    This week we are bringing you a special episode of Imaginary Landscape: Composer to Composer Talks, a new dublab archival series created by Carl Stone. The conversation between Stone and Brian Eno took place at the Aratani Japan America Theatre in Los Angeles in 1988. We hope you can join us for this jaunt through the wide and wonderful world of Brain Eno!

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    Revisiting Girma Yifrashewa

    This week we are revisiting our episode with pianist and composer, Girma Yifrashewa. While on a North American tour, he stopped by the dublab studio to speak with host, Mark “Frosty” McNeill. Over the course of their conversation, he shared some thoughts about his stunning album, Love and Peace, escaping to the mountains in his native Ethiopia, his deep and abiding passion for the piano, and much, much more. We hope you can join us for this very special episode of In Conversation.

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    Revisiting Elisabeth Waldo

    This week we are revisiting our episode with the groundbreaking composer, conductor, ethnomusicologist, and classical violinist, Elisabeth Waldo. She graciously welcomed dublab to the historic Rancho Cordillera del Norte to discuss her long career in music, which began more then 70 years ago.

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    Revisiting Harold Budd

    This week we are revisiting one of our favorite episodes with composer and musician, Harold Budd! Over the course of his career, Budd has written stunning solo compositions, such as his 1978 harp and choir infused album, The Pavilion of Dreams. He also crafted the groundbreaking ambient records, The Pearl and Ambient 2: The Plateaux of Mirror, with Brian Eno. Other collaborations include projects with the Cocteau Twins, David Sylvian and Daniel Lanois. In our conversation with Budd, he touches upon his days in the army with Albert Ayler, his love for the immediacy of the California Space and Light Movement, the moment he knew he wanted a life in music, and much, much more!

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