Interview

Last week, I was interviewed by the Washington Post. Here’s what made it into this week’s Weekend section:

Zach Mason, who plays a digital synthesizer and performs as Soft Pieces, speculates that people are pushing for new music and are that much more inclined to look up artists such as John Cage or Jandek. (Even actress and singer Mandy Moore recently tweeted about her interest in Jandek.) “You have the explosion of Internet research,” Mason says. “I think people’s influences, like roots on a tree, they’re sort of reaching out further.”

He recounts a recent performance that drew newcomers: “People were asking, ‘Is there going to be a Q&A? Is someone going to explain this to me?’ “

Be sure to check out the full article for more from Jason Mullinax (Pilesar) and Jeff Surak (Violet).