QA : ISABELLA

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1 – Who are you?

Isabella

2 – What do you do?

Isabella

3 – Where do you often create/produce?

Consistently everywhere but I suppose things are actualized in my studio at home.

4 – When?

All hours of the damn day

5 – Why do you play music?

It’s how I’m able to understand myself in relationship to the world.

6 – When did you start making music?

I grew up in a family of musicians, my grandmother a concert pianist, I used to go to my dads gigs in bars as a kid while my mom was bartending. I think I was just always around music and instruments. I used to record stories through my dads FX pedals onto a tascam 4 track and just mess around with stuff like that.

7 – Which track defines you the most?

There is no way I can answer this! Maybe Charles Bernstein’s sound poem “1-100” ?  wait is this a track I wrote or someone else’s?

8 – How would you describe your own music?

Like the year when Doodoodonkrave met technoplopnbasscore

9 – Any track of the moment?

10 – What influences your work?

Dusty toys in a sunlit window, pain, joy, weed, my friends, decay, self doubt, cross cultural exchange.

11 – What’s your academic background?

Trying to finish my college degree at 31 🙂 Are you an autodidact? Oh for sure, 100 percent.

12 – Favorite designer?

Gosh um…@gaudmother right now.

13 – Favorite book?

Sara Ahmed’s Strange Encounters: Embodied Others in Post-Coloniality

14 – Favorite classic movie?

47 minutes has passed… I just can’t think of this right now.

15 – Favorite music label?

Damn these questions are so hard…been very into Nyege Nyege and Country Music, they’re both tied.

16 – Your dream collaboration?

Like all my friends in the same room all at once +++ more

17 – Are you analog or digital?

A divine mix of both O:)

18 – Which soft wares/tools/ instruments do you use/play?

Octatrack, analog rytm, waldorf pulse 2, waldorf micro q, access virus c, jomox moonwind, korg ms2000, a make noise skiff filled with some some modulars that i barely know how to use.

19 – Describe your creative process?

I really work on something endlessly until its exhausted then need to step away or start something new in order to revisit it and have it sound different or ready for replenishment. It’s not always a harmonious process.

20 – When are you the most prolific (creatively)?

When I admit that i need to take a break and step away for a day or two.

21 – Any favorite record stores? (Real/virtual)

Not at the moment

22 – What’s your life philosophy? (Optimistic/pessimistic)

Working on this…

23 – Do you have a healthy lifestyle?

Its mixed.

24 – How do you manage your time effectively? (Job/hobby)

Right now I feel crushed by the amount of things I need to get done, list’s tend to help me organize what I need to do and how much time I should dedicate to each task.

25 – Any secret skills?

I used to race cars (autocross)

26 – Any future plans?

Got a few things in the works hopefully,

27 – What’s your life motto?

Haven’t figured out my philosophy yet.

28 – Any “mot de la fin”?

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