Soundspace

KPBX: Sunday 9pm-11pm

We are on earth. What do we do about it? All of this space, so many ways to turn our senses onto new soundscapes that parallel yet challenge generations, continents, belief systems. Soundspace with Zan pushes the parameters of our space here on earth with a weekly eclectic dreamscape of music, spoken word, local sounds, and perspectives.

Ways to Connect

Sariyah Idan

Join Zan as she hosts a phone in with American songwriter, vocalist, performance artist, arts educator, and multi-instrumentalist Sariyah Idan, speaking about her process, being a creative facilitator, and the dynamics of working with a variety of international musicians on her debut album, "Breaking Shadows" with sample tracks.

Join Zan as she hosts a phone interview with Canadian born, NYC based pianist/vocalist and educator Brenda Earle Stokes, speaking about her debut solo album recorded in one take, "Solo Sessions: Vol. One," early days as a cruise ship singer, and what it is to be a teacher and musical activist, with sample tracks.

Join Zan as she hosts a phone interview with folk rock legend Steve Forbert speaking about the 40th anniversary celebration of the release of his 2nd album, "Jackrabbit Slim," why he loves and supports spinning vinyl, and his 2018 memoir, "Big City Cat: My Life in Folk Rock," with sample tracks.

Join Zan as she hosts a phone interview with Montreal drummer, composer, arranger and band leader, Aaron Dolman, speaking about his process, what inspires him, and his debut album, "Nostalgia and Other Fantasies," with sample tracks.

Join Zan as she hosts a phone interview with Canadian Juno-nominated drummer, Larry Graves, speaking about leading a band from behind the drums, what innovation means to him, and his new band's album, "Surefire Sweat," with sample tracks.

Join Zan as she hosts a phone interview with international meditation and chant singer/songwriter, SIMRIT, talking about her process, what life is like touring throughout the world, what inspires her, and her new album "When We Return" with sample tracks.

Steven Dewall

The New York Times once described Jesse Sykes and the Sweet Hereafter’s sound as “spellbound music, rapt in fatalism and sorrow.” In this interview with singer-songwriter Jesse Sykes, Zan has created a wonderful assemblage, a literal conversational collage, where they cover everything from the woes of the digital age, to the ache of melancholy, and the emotional challenges of capturing the ephemeral on magnetic tape.

Jesse Sykes and The Sweet Hereafter are in the process of recording their 5th album.

Join Zan as she hosts a phone-in with Dan McCarthy, Canadian vibraphonist, as he speaks about his instrument, his collaborations, his leaving New York to head back to Canada to pursue his master's, and his new album, "City Abstract," with sample tracks. (Podcast Only, recorded via phone in SPR Studios on 10/3/2019.)

Join Zan as she hosts a phone-in with Irish singer/songwriter and guitarist Ronan Furlong, calling from Wexford, Ireland, speaking about his journey, his evolution, being signed to a label, and his new album, "The Nebula EP," part of an upcoming album release, with sample tracks. (Originally aired September 26, 2019)

Christopher Krager

Join Zan as she hosts a phone in with Montana musician/singer/songwriter, Mike Murray talking about his touring career, his process, and what's on his mind as a next move in music, with sample tracks.

Damoyee Janai

Join Zan as she hosts a phone in with award-winning, classically-trained American musician, composer, singer, songwriter, producer and recording artist, Damoyee Janai, speaking about her upcoming album drop, her process, and what it feels like to start on a full scholarship to Berklee College of Music this fall, with sample tracks.

Mary Beth Blankenship

Join Zan as she hosts a phone in with Nashville-based Americana/Rock duo Striking Matches, speaking about their relationship, their process, Nashville, and their new EP, "Morning," with sample tracks.

Join Zan as she hosts a phone in with jazz trumpeter and arranger Jonathan Bauer, speaking about his process, life in New Orleans, and his debut album, "Walk, Don't Run," with sample tracks.  

Join Zan as she hosts an In Studio interview with hip-hop/R&B You Tube star, Raiymek de la Rose, speaking about his process, what it is to be an African musician in the US, with sample tracks.

Join Zan as she hosts a phone in with musician and composer, Takenobu a.k.a. Nick Takenobu Ogawa, speaking about his process and his new album "Conclusions" with sample tracks.