Sunday, April 26, 2015

The Mind Orchestra - 150426 - Music Manumit Podcast

The Mind Orchestra

In this episode:
We talk with Nick Gent of The Mind Orchestra

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Notes from the interview:

Tell us about your music and tell us what’s new!
30-plus-international collective

online recording sessions and file sharing

debut album came out in November, but been working together for 3 years


"world music" - folk, dub, funk...everything they link.

Nick does mixing and production

interaction on an organic level

"basically, just show up"

some musicians showed up on 7 tracks

Where we discussed Kompoz and more: music-manumit-podcast-down-rathole

Where did the project name originate?
It's music for the mind.

How do you decide?
no egos

some songs had over 100 tracks

used audacity

What drew you to Creative Commons?
indaba and Jamendo both came to Nick’s attention about the same time

CC is becoming mainstream

What are your other projects, if any?
Not still doing music under The Golden Dawn: the-golden-dawn

quite a range of stuff

there is a bit of journeying into other people's souls

Why do you use the the license you use?

As freely as possible, without relinquishing any attribution

"Paying it forward"

sometimes are fearful of the financial incentives

Have you thought about playing anything live?
maybe some day. New York, Italy... maybe a threesome

maybe some crowdfunding some time...maybe next album!

Who are some people you think we should try to get on the show (aka, who are the important people in Creative Commons music today)?
only one doing it under CC

Macroform - meditations:

double vinyl and double CD

Is there anything else you would like to say/tell us about?
The 10 Emotions is the working title

a healing album with "weird" instruments

closing track:

about traveling and Nick’s experiences. a global collective conscious

Wherever we are we are we can be at home.