Mark Bingham talks in depth about some key times in his life in music. A lot came to light in this interview and, although we have been friends for years, I learned a lot of pieces of information that made sense of some parts of his life and work that I didn't realize.
Mark's contribution to New Orleans's music scene starts back in 1982. Most of this interview deals with stuff earlier than that. Even though it's a long interview and has a lot of information, a lot was left out due to time limitation. Mark is a real good anecdote dropper- very useful in this format and we may get into a 2nd interview to tackle more impressions of the diversity of artists he has worked with.
Part 1 deals with early recording experiments in high school, discovery by the music business, electronic music, early approach to song writing, Los Angeles, university life in Indiana, and association with composer, Iannis Xenakis.