In this episode, Erik chats with multi-instrumentalist Joe Rauen, who also is an instrument maker with a penchant for visual art.
They talk through Joe’s passion and process for creating unique instruments along with his transformative experiences at Berklee College of Music in Boston and his current journey studying Indian music with Saraswathi Ranganathan. A few selections from his upcoming album featuring some of his instruments are featured during the episode.
More on Joe Rauen and his work at his website.
For this feature our guest went the opposite of our normal local focus to give you all more insight to his uniquely varied paths as an artist and curated over an hour of some of his favorite music from around the globe.
Joe Rauen’s Guest List covers an eclectic range of genres from India to Madagascar to Macedonia, from jazz to experimental, ambient to trip-hop.
|The Wind and the Sandcastle||Disonaur|
|Makoun Oumou||Fatoumata Diawara|
|Nambikettavar Evarayya||Nithyasree Mahadevan|
|Cutting Branches For A Temporary Shelter – Live From The Royal Festival Hall,United Kingdom/1987 / 2008 Digital Remaster||Penguin Cafe Orchestra|
|Anadolu oyun havasi||Vlatko Stefanovski, Miroslav Tadic, Theodosii Spasov|
|Ismail Oro||Kočani Orkestar|
|Third Rail||Ben Allison|
|To A Sea Horse||Moondog|
|Raga Brindavani – Thillana||Charulatha Mani|