by Marya Morstad
September 23, 2005
Producer Marya Morstad continues the “Radio mnartists” series of web and radio interviews with Minnesota artists. Listen to her interview with avant-garde jazz drummer Dave King.
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Dave King is the high-powered drummer and composer with the critically acclaimed jazz trios Happy Apple and The Bad Plus. Their music is known to be both engaging and revolutionary, and one critic says he plays jazz music with the spirit and attack of rock. The Bad Plus has just released their 3rd CD Suspicious Activity. He also plays in the electronic pop group Halloween Alaska, whose recent CD is Too Tall To Hide.
Morstad’s winning proposal was selected for the Innovate mnartists.org $5,000.00 award from dozens of proposals submitted. Radio mnartists will be broadcast on Art Matters, every Friday at 11am on KFAI Fresh Air Community Radio-FM Radio – 90.3 in Minneapolis and 106.7 in St. Paul and posted online every Friday on www.mnartists.org.
Composer Ken Brahmstedt will assist in the production of the series.
“Radio mnartists” features 20 conversations with a varied group of artists from around Minnesota. Says Morstad: “The series is meant to create a larger picture of the diversity of artists working throughout the state and will provide arts enthusiasts with a compelling entry point into the broader Minnesota arts culture.”
The Innovate mnartists.org Award was designed to expand awareness of the mnartists.org website, to broaden the audience, increase participation on the site, use the site’s technology in fresh ways, promote diversity, and connect artists with audience. We thought Morstad's proposed radio interview series met these challenges well: her subjects live all around the state, and include an incredible range of media and styles.
Her complete series will be presented as an audio collection on mnartists.org in January 2006.