Sunday, July 14, 2013

Tryad - 130714 - Music Manumit Podcast

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In this episode: 
We talk to Vavrek from the band Tryad.

Here are Doug's notes from the interview. (lots of links to social media at the bottom of this page)

Give us an overview of Tryad
“Born of Creative Commons and, the members of Tryad :: vavrek, arna, rjmarshall,John Holowach, and emma meet and create music entirely over the internet.” -

Early adopter of the net!

First album:

Second album had 20 different musicians:

Kayak manufacturer is

First two albums were produced quickly (both in 2006), but a “hiatus” after that (2011). Why the gap?

Just decided to do it that way. A little burnt out after the first two.

3rd able on SoundCloud in

4th album: Sphere of Light

Why albums?
Release early and release often: “agile development”

“anti-celebrity, celebrity”

new renaissance is similar to the old renaissance

What are your musical ambitions with Tryad or otherwise?
hard to say why one musics

Social change: the power of music

What drew you to Creative Commons?
Didn’t want a company to lock it up.

Don’t want to make the fans criminals!

It was beautiful when CC was started.

Controversy for instrumental pieces?

It was controversial. Andrew used

Why do you use the the license you use?
uses BY-SA -- closest to GPL

broadcast on CNN: lovely

Increasing in profit!

What is the Creative Commons culture like in Southern California?
DJ Deca Dance, in LA

First song he ever composed is kinda defunct

“Light Shines” is a new track

Where did the project name originate?
three in the beginning. Coined by the producer, John.

Tryad meshes Depeche Mode, classical and Madonna

What are your other projects, if any?
small scale

Web designer

“solo albums”


The angry album:

John left the band over CC.

“The Tree” needs to be finished.

Cohesion is returning!

Have you thought about touring?
Played some shows: flown to Paris for a Jamendo event.

Maybe a live Tryad in LA

What are some of your favorite bands/artists/genres, CC or otherwise?
Depeche Mode: Martin Gore -

Orco -- strange, electro music

making a comeback...but don’t call it

apparently a nice guy!

Beethoven: Doug is not to be encouraged.

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)?
Lawrence Lessig

Pixie Guts: