Why We Listen Podcast – Why We Listen
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Every day, we discover more music in more places. It’s everywhere. But we are sacrificing quality for quantity. The consequence is that we spend more time hearing music and less time listening to music. I’ve become increasingly interested in other people’s listening habits. How they listen, when they listen, why they listen. Quietly lying on the floor in the middle of the night, in headphones at the airport, in the car on a long road trip. Meaningful moments with the music we love is subjective. I think about that relationship a lot and want to know how it works for other people. In each podcast, I sit with my guests and listen to the music that moves them, and evoke personal histories, production techniques, idiosyncratic preferences, emotional resonance. At worst, these podcasts can sound like two curmudgeons ranting arrogantly about so-called “important” music. At best, I hope that our passion for music is contagious, and that we get to hear a unique side of my guests that we wouldn’t access in a regular Q&A interview. My preference is to record in people’s homes and studios – their preferred listening environments. Consequently, we’re often interrupted by roommates, family background activity, traffic, neighborhood gardening … capturing a bit of how people live with their music. If you enjoy the music you hear on these podcasts, please buy them in the highest quality available as directly from the artists as possible. No excuses. Thanks for listening. Marc Kate.
||CleanWhy We Listen 45 – Sylvie Simmons||Sylvie Simmons meets with Marc Kate for the 45th episode of Why We Listen to listen to and discuss: Leonard Cohen – ‘Suzanne’ David Bowie – ‘Rock ‘N’ Roll Suicide’ Serge Gainsbourg – ‘Ballade De Melody Nelson’ Sylvie Simmons||5/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhy We Listen 44 – Colin Cunliffe||Colin Cunliffe meets with Marc Kate for the 44th episode of Why We Listen. Colin Cunliffe is a performer based in NYC. Listen to the podcast on the player below, or download HERE. You can also subscribe to Why We Listen via iTunes HERE. Listen to Why We||11/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhy We Listen 43 – Don Buchla Memorial Panel||Episode 43 of Why We Listen is a panel discussion between Roger Linn Dave Smith Keith McMillen Tom Oberheim and Jessica Rylan moderated by Marc Kate as part of the Don Buchla Memorial Concerts. It was an opportunity to reminisce about the legendary ele||7/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhy We Listen 42 – Jon Leidecker||Jon Leidecker aka Wobbly meets with Marc Kate for the 42nd episode of Why We Listen to listen to and discuss: Maryanne Amacher – ‘Living Sound, Patent Pending’ Marissa Marchant – ‘Emu’ Roland Kayn – ‘Electronic Symphony – Part 1’ J||7/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhy We Listen 41 – Nayland Blake||Presented by Volume and ICA LA, Nayland Blake meets with Marc Kate for a live episode of Why We Listen at the Cooper Design Space Penthouse to listen to and discuss: Amy Taubin – ‘Life on the Inside’ X-Ray Spex – ‘Oh Bondage Up Yours’ Tunde||4/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhy We Listen 40 – Miguel Gutierrez||Miguel Gutierrez meets with Marc Kate for the 40th episode of Why We Listen to listen to and discuss: Meredith Monk – ‘Gotham Lullaby’ Diane Cluck – ‘Yr Million Sweetnesses’ Colin Self – ‘Aflame’ Miguel Gutierrez makes performances and||12/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhy We Listen 39 – Brontez Purnell||Brontez Purnell meets with Marc Kate for the 39th episode of Why We Listen to listen to and discuss: Bettye Swann – ‘Make Me Yours’ Bikini Kill – ‘Outta Me’ Blondie – ‘X Offender’ Brontez is a choreographer and a writer and a musicia||7/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhy We Listen 38 – Antonia Crane||Antonia Crane meets with Marc Kate for the 38th episode of Why We Listen to listen to and discuss: Suicide – ‘Cheree’ David Bowie – ‘Golden Years (Eric J Lawrence KCRW Remix)’ Babes in Toyland – ‘Hello’ Antonia Crane is a writer, profe||6/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhy We Listen 37 – Matt Werth||Matt Werth meets with Marc Kate for the 37th episode of Why We Listen to listen to and discuss: Peter Ivers – ‘Eighteen And Dreaming’ Godley & Creme – ‘Joey’s Camel’ Circus Underwater – ‘The Surface Of The Water’ Matt runs the||5/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhy We Listen 36 – Sarah Davachi||Sarah Davachi meets with Marc Kate for the 36th episode of Why We Listen to listen to and discuss: Dennis Wilson – ‘Mexico’ James Tenney – ‘Critical Band’ John Frusciante – ‘Untitled #11’ and ‘Untitled #12’ Sarah Davachi is an is||4/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
The latest Bob Ostertag interview was incredibly enjoyable!
I adore this podcast
Sometimes I can have some pretty bullheaded opinions about music, but this show has made me re-evaluate how I critically listen to both what I love and dislike. I've learned about a lot of great new music, while also coming away with a more balanced perspective on things I don't *necessarily* love. *cough* John Frusciante. Ahem.
Insightful and intimate, it's lovely to nerd out with Mr Kate and his guests over their particular connections to music and life. Subscribe!