May 7, 2017
Doug Geers keeps on popping up in my radar - and has for over a decade. He was at the head of the charge with the Spark Festival in Minneapolis, one of the best electronic music conferences in the history of ever. He's quoted on the back of one of Curtis Roads' books. His performances keep coming up in my social media feeds. And, of course, when I went to the SEAMUS 2017 conference, who is the first person I run into?
So I had my wits about me enough to blurt out "Hey, dude, I need to get you on my podcast, um, yeah!", and he unwisely agreed. Thus, this interview, where we not only find out a lot about Doug, but we also learn about his views on community building, preparing scores to be played, and developing music both within and outside of the typical scoring frameworks.
I also found out how much I appreciate Doug: Midwestern to the core, surprised at the luck that appears at every turn, and consistently pushing personal boundaries because that's the work that needs to be done. An inspiring story from a fun and interesting guy. Oh, and make sure you check out his work (including scores!) on his website: http://www.dgeers.com/