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

Danny Delegato

SOUNDSPACE INTERVIEW (originally aired August 22, 2021) Zan speaks with Danny Delegato, lead singer, songwriter, and frontman for Portland, OR band, The Hugs, speaking about what inspired their forthcoming album (yet untitled), with sample tracks. 

La Ponto Ensemblo

Join Zan as she hosts a phone interview with composer and musician, Ed Cornell, of La Ponto Ensemblo, as he speaks about his collaboration with musician Hans Dieter Schmidt on their new album, Ishmael / at Quintessence, with sample tracks.

Yvette Holzwarth

A Soundspace Interview w/Zan (originally aired June 13, 2021): Join Zan as she hosts a phone interview with violinist, composer and collaborator, Yvette Holzwarth, as she speaks about what it is like diving into Macedonian music with her collaborator, Macedonian music master guitarist, Miroslav Tadic, for the release of their new album, Luka, with sample tracks. 

Arts Fishing Club

A Soundspace Interview w/Zan (originally aired May 16th, 2021): Join Zan as she hosts a phone interview with Christopher Kessenich, frontman and lead singer of Arts Fishing Club, speaking about what inspired his band's new EP, The Show, with sample tracks. 

Sara Edlin-Marlowe

A Soundspace special: Sara Edlin-Marlowe reads Oscar Wilde's "The Sleeping Giant" for Mother's Day 2021.

Soundspace Interview with Zan (originally aired May 2, 2021). Join Zan as she hosts a phone interview with Central-WA based guitarist/singer/songwriter Bethany Whitney, speaking about her new album. Into the Ground, her musical connections to EWA and the earth, itself, with sample tracks.

Join Zan as she hosts a phone interview with multi-instrumentalist musician, poet, performer and activist Joy Harjo, 23rd U.S. Poet Laureate (and first Native American), as she speaks about what inspired her recent album, I Pray for My Enemies, with sample tracks.

Join Zan as she hosts a phone interview with Scott Sean White, Texas/Nashville singer-songwriter, speaking about his debut album, Call It Even, with sample tracks.

Join Zan as she hosts a phone interview with Candice Night of Blackmore's Night speaking about how she and her husband, rock guitarist Ritchie Blackmore, and their band craft Renaissance Rock, where they get their inspirations from, what the moon means to them, and what it was to make their new album, Nature's Light, with sample track.

Soundspace Interview with Rebecca Hennessy (originally aired February 14th, 2021). Join Zan as she speaks with Rebecca, Toronto-based trumpeter, band leader, composer, singer/songwriter about collaboration, being a new mom, and her new album, "All the Little Things You Do," with sample tracks.

Soundspace Interview with Hsia-Jung Chang (originally aired November 15, 2020). Join Zan as she speaks with Hsia-Jung, New York-based classical pianist, educator, choir director and lecturer, about her radical single, "It's Like a Mirror-Mob Scene," her career, influences, the state of our World, and the recent rise in America's complex culture of "hate."

Soundspace Special Dramatic Reading of SACAJAWEA, written and performed by Sara Edlin-Marlowe, actress, director, professor emeritus, and former Spokane Public Radio staffer. (This reading originally aired on Soundspace on Sunday, November 22, 2020.)

Isabelle Stillman

Soundspace Interview with Zan (originally aired Nov 1, 2020): Join Zan as she hosts a phone in with LA based singer/songwriter, Isabelle Stillman, speaking about her process, what life is like on pause due to the pandemic, and her new album, HEARTRENDER, with sample tracks.

Soundspace Interview with Zan (originally aired Sunday, October 11, 2020. Join Zan as she hosts a phone interview with one of America's beloved singer-songwriters/guitarists, Loudon Wainwright III, speaking about his new album, "I'd Rather Lead a Band," his inspirations, connections to family, and his creative process. With sample tracks from his new release, as well as his discography.

Join Zan as she hosts a phone interview with Kari van der Kloot, Brooklyn-based Canadian vocalist, performer, arranger, educator, speaking about her new album, The Architects, with sample tracks.

Soundspace Interview with Zan (originally aired May 25, 2020). Join Zan as she hosts a phone interview with Eliza Gilkyson, FOLK icon, singer/songwriter, 2-time Grammy Award winner, talking about her new album "2020" and what it is like as a touring artist in this time of Pandemic, with sample tracks.   

Soundspace Interview with Zan (originally aired April 26, 2020): Join Zan as she hosts a phone-in with Hawaii-based ukelele master Jake Shimabukuro, speaking about his process, what life is like with his tour on pause due to the pandemic, and his new album, TRIO, with sample tracks.

John Dennis

Soundspace Interview w/Zan (originally aired February 2, 2020): Join Zan as she hosts a phone in with Nashville-based singer/songwriter John Dennis, speaking about how life events have informed his music, his journey, and his process, with sample tracks from his new album, Mortal Flames, and past work.

Eric Prod

Soundspace Interview w/Zan (originally aired December 28th, 2019): Join Zan as she hosts a phone in with Australian musician, singer, songwriter Eric Prod, and they talk about what it is like growing up in "a small town," Eric's upcoming tour, and what inspires him to go solo as a performer, with sample tracks from his EP in progress, "A Talked About Small Town." (Sending good vibes to Eric for safety for himself and his loved ones during the Australian wildfires!)

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.

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