PRI: Echoes Interviews

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Echoes feature - Ron Korb

Ron Korb has been making instrumental world music for three decades. The Canadian musician and composer plays flutes from all over the world, but especially Asia. His latest recording is called Asia Beauty. Ron Korb goes on a flute journey on Echoes.

Echoes feature - Aukai

Aukai is the vehicle of East German born Markus Sieber. He performs in a chant duo called Mirabai Ceiba, but Aukai is an all-instrumental project operating in an area of pristine sound, rustic roots, and soulful melodies. Some of it should bring film composer Gustavo Santaolalla to mind, mostly because on more than half the tracks, Sieber plays Santaolalla's signature instrument, the ronroco, a South American lute. Markus Sieber talks about his westward life journey and his global music journey.

Echoes feature - Forgotten Future

Electronic Music has often lent itself to contemplation of our place in the universe. That's one of the reasons, besides drugs, that German electronic sounds in the 1970s were called cosmic music. Julius Dobos is a Hungarian composer living in America and he's steeped in those sounds. He's developing a concept called Forgotten Future that's a vehicle for his philosophical concepts.

Echoes feature - Steve Kimock

Steve Kimock is a veteran of the jam band scene, although he hates that term. He's played with just about every member of the Grateful Dead, and has a long history in the psychedelic music scene. Steve Kimock talks about his musical journey and new ambient album, Last Danger of Frost.

Echoes feature - Moby

Moby has been an iconic figure in pop, electronic, and dance music for three decades. Now Moby has written a memoir titled Moby: Porcelain. We talk with Moby about his book, and his recent Long Ambient recordings.

Echoes feature - Haroula Rose

Singer-songwriter Haroula Rose's Here the Blue River is an album of poetic beauty, both in the lyrics and the music. Its title is from a Ralph Waldo Emerson poem, and it leads to the water imagery that dominates the metaphorical language of the album.

Echoes feature - Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble

Cellist Yo-Yo Ma's Silk Road Ensemble is in its 16th year and its music horizons just keep getting broader. Their new album, Sing Me Home, features guest performances by guitarist Bill Frisell, banjoist Abigail Washburn, African kora players Toumani Diabate, Balla Kouyate and eight other musicians from around the world. We talk with Yo-Yo Ma, Kinan Azmeh, Johnny Gandelsman and Wu Man of the Silk Road Ensemble.

Echoes feature - Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble

Echoes feature - The Gloaming

The Gloaming could be the first wave of a new Celtic sound, one that's part chamber music, part experimental and yet, still very traditional. The Gloaming is also something of a supergroup that includes Iarla O'Lionaird from Afro Celt Sound System, virtuoso fiddler Martin Hayes and Thomas Bartlett, also known as Doveman.

Echoes feature - Maia Vidal

Singer Maia Vidal has had an interesting life and career. She was born in America but has traveled the world and now resides in Barcelona. She started in music playing hard edged punk rock in an all girl group from Ithaca called Kiev. They gained some notoriety when Coca Cola based a series of TV spots around them. Now she makes reflective dream pop, playing instruments like the autoharp. Maia Vidal talks about her life and her new album, You're the Waves.

Echoes feature - John Heart Jackie

John Heart Jackie is the duo of Jennie Wayne and Peter M. Murray. There is no one named John or Jackie in the group. They make a trippy psychedelic folk with country harmonies, ambient textures and electronica loops. They recently released a new album called Episodes that started out as singles, but one episode led to another. They talk about the origins of their name, growing up listening to Echoes, and how they channel Johnny and June into John Heart Jackie.

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