A conversation on the current New Orleans music scene between Mark Bingham, Helen Gillet, Michael Dominici, and Jonathan Freilich
WWOZ radio DJ, Michael Dominici had the idea to take some of what has been happening in these interviews and take it onto WWOZ during his radio show. There were time constraints that didn't allow us, with our summer schedules, to do this live so we pre-recorded it on May 28th, 2011. Mark Bingham allowed us to do the interview at Piety St. Studios so we sat down for about an hour and discussed a few things pertaining to recording, time perception, thinking of music for now, anachronistic music, and observations on a few other musicians around the scene including Quintron, Ratty Scurvics, Clint Maedgen and others. Other things were touched on too. The conversation ranges from light and humorous to a tinkering with quasi-meta-musico-profundums.
This will probably be quite edited for WWOZ radio broadcast so here is an opportunity to hear it in its entirety.
Michael Dominici is a DJ, a very aware listener and New Orleans lover and culture observer. Cellist,Helen Gillet has been an active professional musician around New Orleans for many years now. Mark Bingham is a renowned record producer, composer, engineer, song writer etc.
Helen and Mark have both been individually interviewed for this series at an earlier time. Both are available from this site on the interviews page.
Without further ado, here is the conversation...