Music Makers

Profiles on and interviews with the audio artist who make our toes tap and our hearts sing.

Chicharra by Eliza Lutz - Pyragraph

Chicharra on Chicharra

I asked all the members of Chicharra, a band I’m in, to come up with three questions for another player. And it’s like they’ve been giving interviews their whole lives. Their curiosity about the nuances of how music is made, how the other people in our band-fam experience practice and performance, was so spot-on. I loved hearing them talk shop.

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Cloacas - Pyragraph

Music Makers: Cloacas

We began the piece in an atonal modal G# minor which happens to be four whole steps down from the actual key of the song. After a collective “gasp” the entire wedding party demanded that we be removed from the ceremonies.

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Gabrielle Louise - Pyragraph

Music Makers: Gabrielle Louise

Tracking this way leaves you very little control for editing or fixing later, since there ends up being a lot of mic bleed between the guitar and vocal mics. You have to just be happy with the humanity of it.

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Eryn Bent - Pyragraph

Music Makers: Eryn Bent

This was my fourth tour through the Pacific Northwest, and to see people from New Mexico in both Washington and Oregon was comforting and reassuring. I’m such a workaholic, and to see it pay off, even in the littlest of ways, is my fuel.

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