Podcast #7: Laura Steenberge takes a walk through the woods with Jon Myers and Madison Heying
Laura Steenberge is a composer and performer based in LA who has performed on a number of Indexical concerts, on instruments ranging from viola da gamba, to miscellaneous objects hanging from the rafters, to harmonica, to the clear plastic tubing pictured above. Her work often seems to engage with the physical limits of the material, and likewise takes conceptual inclinations to their (often absurd) logical ends.
In this podcast, Laura takes a walk through the woods with producer Madison Heying and Jon Myers. They discuss her work, alongside thoughts surrounding language, myth, and song. We’ll hear a number of musical excerpts of Laura’s work throughout the podcast:
Lampstands (for 2 voices and keyboard) (w/ Julia Holter singing)
Alleluia Caligula (solo voice and lap harp)
Victory Over the Sun (solo contrabass and voice)
The King and Queen (solo voice)
Earthworms (piano and voice)
Special thanks to Jake Foley for assistance editing this podcast.