Have you ever considered collaborating with the talents of Tom Waits? Or Amanda Palmer?
Both of them are certainly masters of their own distinctive craft. I've met them both. In fact, Amanda has been a long-time supporter of my work--she featured my music video "The Fine Art of Poisoning" as part of an entire Dresden Dolls tour a few years back. And the brilliant horn player Ralph Carney, who appears on many of the classic Waits records plays on my albums "The Bittersweet Constrain" and "BENEATH."
As a pianist however, I don't really think of collaborating with another piano-based artist. I enjoy collaborations where I must step out of my world, and invent new territories...I love that challenge of being out of my comfort zone. I think that's why I love my film score projects, my "musical seance" work with violinist Paul Mercer, and with thereminist Armen Ra, Chapman Stick player Alex Nahas, David J (Bauhaus), and sarod player Kenny Annis.
But, never say never. It's all about the idea, the inspiration, and where you are in the moment...
Will you be near AR Again?JILL TRACY responded on 01/15/2011 Next question
Jill- I can't begin to thank you for doing what you do. You are a breath of fresh air in a stale music industry. I applaud you for following your heart and not selling out. We need more desperately!!JILL TRACY responded on 01/15/2011