Now Is Podcast
By Now Is Oligarchy
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A collection of music interviews with a strong focus on Chicago. For the time being the format is to play tunes for the musicians, without telling them what they are about to hear, and see what they have to say. For the time being it's hosted by Ben Remsen. Anything could change in the future.
||Now Is Chad Taylor||An interview with Philadelphia-based drummer Chad Taylor||5/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Now Is Silke Eberhard||An interview with Berlin-based saxophonist and clarinetist Silke Eberhard||2/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Now Is Tim Stine||An interview with Chicago-based guitarist Tim Stine.||12/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Now Is Nick Mazzarella||An interview with Chicago-based alto saxophonist Nick Mazzarella.||11/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Now Is Jim Dorling||An interview with Chicago-based musician Jim Dorling, focussing on his former band, Town & Country.||10/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Now Is Hamid Drake||An interview with Chicago-based percussionist Hamid Drake.||7/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Now Is Now Is on WNUR||WNUR DJ Lou Berkman interviews Ben Remsen||5/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Now Is Matt Lux||An interview with Chicago-based bassist, improviser, and composer Matt Lux.||4/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Now Is Greg Ward||An interview with Greg Ward, a Chicago-based saxophonist and composer.||3/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Now Is Katherine Young||An interview with Chicago-based composer and bassoonist Katherine Young.||2/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Now Is Keefe Jackson||An interview with Keefe Jackson, Chicago-based improvisor, composer, and multi-reed player.||1/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Now Is Jaimie Branch||An interview with New York City-based trumpet player, composer, improviser, and music presenter Jaimie Branch.||11/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Now Is Option: Ken Vandermark, Tim Daisy, and Andrew Clinkman||A conversation with Ken Vandermark, Tim Daisy, and Andrew Clinkman, the programmers of the Option series at Experimental Sounds Studio.||10/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Now Is Paul Giallorenzo||An interview with Chicago-based pianist and composer Paul Giallorenzo.||8/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Now Is Nick Millevoi||An interview with Philadelphia-based guitarist and composer, Nick Millevoi.||7/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Now Is Mike Reed||An interview with Chicago-based drummer, composer, bandleader and arts presenter, Mike Reed.||6/19/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Now Is Dave Rempis||An interview with Dave Rempis, a Chicago-based saxophonist, composer, and music presenter.||5/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Now Is Josh Berman||An interview with Chicago-based cornetist, improviser, composer, and music presenter Josh Berman.||4/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Now Is Tomeka Reid||An interview with Chicago-based cellist and composer Tomeka Reid.||3/12/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Now Is James Falzone||An interview with Chicago-based clarinetist and composer James Falzone.||1/31/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Now Is Renée Baker||An interview with Chicago-based composer, conductor, ensemble leader, violinist, and violist Renée Baker.||12/26/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Now Is Charles Rumback||An interview with Chicago-based drummer Charles Rumback.||11/27/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Now Is Jason Stein||An interview with Chicago-based bass clarinetist Jason Stein.||10/31/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Now Is Mark Shippy||An interview with Chicago-based guitarist Mark Shippy.||10/10/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Now Is Olivia Block||An interview with Chicago-based electroacoustic composer and performer Olivia Block.||8/28/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Now Is Fred Lonberg-Holm||An interview with Chicago-based cellist, improviser, and composer Fred Lonberg-Holm.||7/19/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
i love this podcast!
this is a great podcast where the musicians are played various tracks and are asked to talk about the music. the interviewer really gets the musicians to open up. I also appreciate that this a podcast about chicago musicians. chicago can always use more representation.
I'm always waiting for the next one!
Still digging through the archive, but every episode of Now Is I’ve heard has been fantastic. I love that Ben really engages the guests and gives them ample time to stretch out in conversation. Pls keep ‘em coming!