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Episode 30: Jon Nielsen

Guitarist/composer Jon Nielsen spends half of his year working as a bike mechanic in Minneapolis and the other half traveling the country in an RV. He speaks about becoming disillusioned with the music scene, the difficulty he’s had regaining his inspiration and motivation over the past several years, and how he hit the road in search of finding that motivation.

Direct download: Episode202920Jon20Nielsen.mp3
Category:Make/Work -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

Episode 29: David Meltzer and Julie Rogers

Episode 29 of Make/Work is the fifth of a sub-series where host Scott Pinkmountain interviews couples in which both partners are artists, addressing some of the unique issues that may arise in those relationships and talking about the challenges and benefits of building a life with someone who's also engaged in a creative pursuit.

This week, Scott speaks with poets David Meltzer and Julie Rogers. Husband and wife, reading and performing partners, Meltzer and Rogers also share a Beat sensibility with Buddhist leanings.

 

 

Direct download: Ep202920David20Meltzer202620Julie20Rogers.mp3
Category:Make/Work -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

Episode 28: Pamela Z

Rooted in the San Francisco avant-garde music scene, composer and performer Pamela Z combines vocals, electronic processing, and multi-media performance into a hybrid, experimental medium of her own invention.

Direct download: Episode202820Pamela20Z.mp3
Category:Make/Work -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

Episode 27: Saul Melman

Host Scott Pinkmountain speaks with emergency room physician and visual artist Saul Melman about ephemeral relationships, the parallels between creative practice and caregiving, and how to reconcile your identity as both a doctor and an artist.

Direct download: Episode202720Saul20Melman.mp3
Category:Make/Work -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

Episode 26: Christine Hiebert

Christine Hiebert has focused on drawing for nearly 30 years. She has shown at museums and galleries all over the world, including the Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Her work is both abstract and organic, investigating the nature and language of line. 

 

Direct download: Episode202620Christine20Hiebert.mp3
Category:Make/Work -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

Episode 25: Jim Ragen

For over forty years, with career, family and various natural disasters intervening, Jim Ragen has been at work on a five-volume novel spanning generations of life in the Dakotas. He turned down an offer to publish his writing in his mid-twenties because he knew he needed a lifetime of experience to best tell his story, which centers around the devastating 1972 flood in Rapid City, South Dakota that changed his life.

Direct download: Episode202520Jim20Ragen.mp3
Category:Make/Work -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

Episode 24: Artist Roundtable

Host Scott Pinkmountain facilitates a conversation between four artists—Fiona Connor; her brother, Jamie Connor, a web developer; artist and writer Brigitte Nicole Grice; and artist Catherine Davis, who works as the manager at the Eames House in the Pacific Palisades. Their conversation veers from Marx and labor power to the difference between honesty and truth in art, to public vs. private practices, to Scott's ignorance about New Zealand, as well as Moondog and a whole passel of other stuff.

Direct download: Episode202420Artist20Roundtable.mp3
Category:Make/Work -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

Episode 23: Katherine Ball

Katherine Ball’s work happens at the intersection of anti-capitalism, environmental issues, and social justice issues. For Ball, this has translated to a broad spectrum of projects ranging from making inflatable barricades for climate change demonstrations to helping turn a squatted Greek military base into a sustainable farm.

Direct download: Episode202320Katherine20Ball.mp3
Category:Make/Work -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

Episode 22: Mick

Guitarist and songwriter Mick (who has requested anonymity due to the nature of the discussion) speaks frankly about his childhood abuse and drug use, and the crucial need for alternatives to Katy Perry.    

Direct download: Episode202220Mick20Darling20Freakhead.mp3
Category:Make/Work -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

Episode 21: Mona Tian

Mona Tian grew up in Shanghai and started playing violin at age 3. She made her major solo debut at age 8, then moved to the US to further her studies when she was 12. She speaks with Scott Pinkmountain about her lost childhood, the pressure she felt as her parents invested everything into her musical education, and how she eventually had to discover her own reasons and motivations to continue playing music as an adult.

Direct download: Episode202120Mona20Tian.mp3
Category:Make/Work -- posted at: 12:00am EDT