S2 Ep. 16 feat. Ben Monder – Enigmatic Guitar Hero & Black-box for Brilliant Music. Guided by a singular ear for music, Ben’s sound is unmistakeable and breathtaking. His solo releases have created an entirely new vocabulary for guitar. His skills as a sideman have earned him work supporting artists as varied as David Bowie, Jack McDuff, Paul Motian, Billy Childs, and Maria Schneider.
- His freely improvised album Amorphae
- Acceptance of being a really slow worker
- Working on David Bowie’s final album
- Musicians he admires
- Feeling like he always needs to play catch-up
- The privileges and responsibilities of being an artist
- Thriving on comfort
- How creative risks aren’t really risks if taking them isn’t optional.
With permission, this episode features the following music by Ben…
Ben Monder’s WEBSITE
Ben Monder on FACEBOOK
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