Sunday, September 14, 2014

Pipe Choir - 140914 - Music Manumit Podcast

Pipe Choir - Ancient Whispers 

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In this episode:
We talk with Mike Bostwick of Pipe Choir.
Here are Doug's notes from the show.

Tell us about your music and tell us what’s new!
drums were first instrumental.

lots of releases

goes back to 1992 or 1994

primarily his band.

Did live thing for a while with other people.

Collaboration hard because unique process and particular vision

How have things changed?
Pipe Choir recording was an accident.

Was in another band in the studio.

First song went crazy!

Mainstream radio airplay!

eventually a four track - paying to go into the studio.

everything rushed and hurried when paying for studio time.

DAT and other techs

mainly analog. not a lot of samples

GET OFF MY LAWN! (he doesn’t actually say that, but he kinda does)

More people have heard solo music than in the bands. Played to large audiences

First interview since 1994! Go us!

What’s the difference between Pipe Choir, Pipe Choir II, and PCIII?
Technically three versions of the same band.

Pipe Choir is mothership: radio type singles.

Helps people organize!


“Dream come true?”

Makes it easy to find other music

Interaction on SoundCloud?

Not really

Working on three-hour song!

Tom’s writing attention span is 4 minutes!



something between progrock and muzak!

videos and album covers?

He does art!

many people do more than one thing.

Doesn’t consider himself a videographer

everything is an extension of the same source

Great musical situations ended because of extracurriculars!

When you get tired, you can move to something else! Harder with a 3-hour song.

Also, an author: earth2earth I

by accident!

200 drawings!

forced to sit! Just started to write poems (mostly short, some long)

Createspace doesn’t do Amazon mp3 starting in October

Very happy with result

Where did the project name originate?

Not 100% sure. Vague memory.

No band name when track was created

Circuit City! Pipes and Choir!

“not the best name”

What drew you to Creative Commons?
Getting your music published was inaccessible

Creative Commons is clear!

control is not important

If received for free, should give away for free

ccmixter &

Is there anything else you would like to say/tell us about?

Two other bands:


M Circle:

kind of like

An idea on a four track 15 years ago, but rediscovered it. Started to imagine different treatments.

Two versions

band from Montreal with a lute!

Outgoing track: “Ancient Whispers I” by Pipe Choir - CC-BY -  link

Here’s the other versions: