Oct 5, 2014
This chat was a real treat. I ran across Daria Semegen's work on a compilation of early Columbia-Princeton Electronic Music Studio recordings, and was quite taken with her work. A little more digging revealed great depth in both style and performance, and I found myself drawn into her work wherever I could find it.
Fast-forward to a recent Facebook discussion with Meg Schedel, where I was talking about some people I was interested in interviewing. Her response to my suggestion of Ms. Semegen was "I can help with that!", and indeed she did. The result is a discussion about composition concepts, processes and perspectives that will prove to be an inspiration.
In addition to all this, I want to point something out from the podcast: Daria was incredibly deft about moving the conversation away from tools (gear) into tools (source material). Every time I talked about tools, she shifted the conversation to her collected material and choice process. Brilliant!