Mar 6, 2016
I first heard about the TANK a while ago, but it was recently re-initiated in my brain by Jane Rigler, who reached out about the recent Kickstarter for it. It is a huge (and I mean HUGE) water take from days of old, and it has been re-purposed into a performance/recording space. This effort has been led by Bruce Odland - today's interviewee.
Bruce started this project as a sound artist touring the west, but has become entranced by the sound - and the performance opportunities - provided by The TANK. In this chat, we hear about how the TANK changes the people that work with it, and how individuals become part of a bigger instrument in a way that we don't get to experience in our laptop-based studios, or with our Walmart-purchased musical artifacts.
I hate to talk more about this when Bruce speaks so eloquently about the beginnings and the futures of The TANK Center for Sonic Arts. So listen to the podcast for more insight. And when you want to dig deeper into The TANK, check out their site at:
This is an amazing project, and my thanks go to Bruce for the chance to learn more. Enjoy!