I met Ted because my daughter wouldn't stop talking about his son. They went to daycare together at the time (before Ted left us for Los Angeles!!), and she would come home talking about him every day, to the point where I realized, "We need to have this kid over." Ted and his awesome wife Janina came, too, and we ate bagels and drank bloody marys and talked about living meaningful lives and it was, as Ted would later put it, "A great hang." Fast-forward to a month ago when I got to see an amazing work of art that Ted composed as part of BAM's Next Wave festival (which I wrote about the other day). It made me curious to know more about his creative process, how he managed to make a living as a composer and how he balanced art-making with fatherhood. Read on for his characteristically thoughtful answers -- and do yourself a favor and check out his work at tedhearne.com.
My husband, Jordan, is a musician, and I love his latest song so much, I wanted to share it here. He wrote it and recorded it on his computer using Ablelton Live and Reason, software packages that let you simulate an entire recording studio, complete with the sounds of thousands of different instruments. It's called … Continue reading Set You Free
"Barn's burnt down. Now I can see the moon."- Mizuta Masahide Grateful. Grateful for warm Austin evenings -- day softening, sunlight filtering through trees, pattern-shadows on sidewalks and skin. Grateful for the curvy woman in an aqua blue and white checked dress, red roses in her thick brown hair, bringing songs to me from a … Continue reading Moonshine, Rooftops and Imagined Perfection