In this episode of “…and electronics” I have a conversation with composer Alexandra Gardner. She tells us how she got into making electronic music, gives some words of advice and encouragement to those beginning in this genre,

One bit of advice she shares–which is worthy of taping to my forehead–is to make music with whatever you can and not get too worried about your gear. Procrastination by gear is a real thing.

Having created several successful works combining instruments and electronics, Gardner gives us some insight and things to think about when making this kind of work–useful for composers and also useful for performers trying to understand how to perform and consider this music.

Interview with Alexandra Gardner broadcast on WRUV 90.1FM Burlington, VT on March 5, 2016.

Her album Luminoso, which features several works for instrument and electronics is available on iTunes and elsewhere digital music is sold.

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