listen.camp | episode 023 | field notes | 06.15.22
The spring season lasts approximately one week in this region- then it's on to monsoon season. This is the time of year for catching up on house painting, landscaping, and keeping weeds out of the garden. episode 023 provided a much needed distraction, mostly because I had the opportunity to have a great conversation with Maryam Qudus, musician, engineer, and producer based in the San Francisco bay area. Much more on that later.
As always if you like the music- please support the artists featured on each program. I say this every month and actually type the words, because I mean it. Almost all of the music in this program is available via bandcamp, some of it at no cost. And, as always, special thanks to CAMP Radio for their continued support.
01. improvisation 1 (2022)
02. Maryam Qudus interview, part 1 (2022)
I recently had the chance to speak with Maryam- and we talked about a range of subjects touching on her multiple roles in the creation and production of music. She works across genres and brings a fresh, and sometimes unorthodox, approach to each one.
Throughout this conversation, the backing soundtrack is a sample of both ambient work, under the banner of Doe Eye. Also included in this part of the interview is a piece she recently recorded for the dream/psych band La Luz.
03. SARN vs Emperor X (2011, 2018, 2022)
04. dog sequence (2022)
05. Maryam Qudus interview, part 2 (2022)
In the second part of our conversation, Maryam goes into detail on her process of adapting and responding to creative and technical challenges- whether in writing and recording her own music or engineering the work of other artists. In part 2, there is a loop of material by Sad13 and more ambient pieces from the b-room album.
06. improvisation 2 (2022)
Program note: This episode is dedicated to our canine companion, Emma Merriwether, who left us on 7 June. No words. Just love.