“Run-DMC First Said a DJ Could be a Band.” -Chuck D
Throughout human history, music has adapted, evolved, and cross-pollinated, each amalgam mixing and swirling the disparate forms together, often to create something staggeringly new.
One thing, however, remains a constant: the player, the singer, the songwriter. In a room or in a studio, attempting a kind of artistic alchemy: the transformation of imagination into physical form. To capture -on tape, paper, or hard drive- what exists only as a free-floating magic within the creative center.
Sometimes, it seems so amazing that it’s a wonder it ever happens at all.
On this week’s Outlook Portland, we’ll speak with Kielen King, a Portland musician whose latest idea has been successfully transferred into the realm of the real. His past albums include Soundtrack for an Automated Night and (as part of Azure Noir) Addicted to Blue. His new project is Star Pilot’s Lament: A Musical Sci-Fi Epic.
The show will also feature another “Outlook Portland Editorial Reply”, brought to you by our marquee sponsor, Things From Another World. This week’s guest editorialist: Paul Stanley of KISS…as a rubber duck.