Monday, Oct 5, 2020 – Echoes Program 2040A

Erik Wøllo & Michael Stearns Converge: The Echoes Interview

We talk about brain tumors, dreams pandemic and some of the best music of 2020 when we talk with Erik Wøllo and Michael Stearns. Stearns is a legend of electronic music from the 1980s. His album, Planetary Unfolding is a classic. Erik Wøllo isn’t far behind with 5 CD of the Month Picks over the last 30 years. But their first collaboration, Convergence almost got terminated.

Michael Stearns: I took the train down to Berlin to visit a friend for 3-4 days before I came back here. And I had a seizure and they took me to the hospital and discovered a brain tumor, so I was in Berlin for the whole month of March and got the last flight out on United Airlines back to the US.

We talk with Erik Wøllo and Michael Stearns about the trauma and dreams behind their September CD of the Month, Convergence , on Echoes.

Read John Diliberto’s review of Convergence.

Monday, Oct 5, 2020 – Echoes Program 2040A
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Start Time

Group Name

Song Name

Album Name

First Half Hour

0:01:01 Michael Stearns Spanish Twilight Floating Whispers
0:06:01 Marya Stark Echo Sapphire
0:11:47 Andreas Vollenweider Polyhymnia (featuring Isabel Gehweiler) Quiet Places
0:16:47 Katherine de Rosset In The World and Yet The Tower
0:20:08 Sufjan Stevens Run Away With Me The Ascension
0:24:11 Ka Fu The Hope Is Open The Hope Is Open (Single)

Second Half Hour

0:30:00 Interview: Erik Wollo & Michael Stearns
0:43:35 Erik Wollo & Michael Stearns Triptyk Convergence
0:53:04 Hiroki Okano Quantum Leap Breeze Pt.5 Quantum Leap Breeze

Third Half Hour

1:01:01 Rise Dark Cloud Strangers
1:06:01 Digitonal Sentences Set the Weather Fair
1:11:13 Gracie And Rachel Underneath Hello Weakness, You Make Me Strong
1:14:35 ERA C T NOD 1 Facil (Yppah Edit) FÁCIL
1:18:07 Michael Whalen Cherry Blosom Heart Karmic Dreams
1:23:47 Thomas Lemmer & Christoph Sebastian Pabst Gebirgsbachtürkis Gebirgsbachtürkis (Single)

Fourth Half Hour

1:30:01 Michael Rother Out in the Rain Dreaming
1:34:59 Kevin Braheny Fortune Heartcall Eclectic Electric Singles
1:47:49 Shekina Rose Dolphin Prayer The New Earth Frequency
1:51:10 Svara Lunar Bounce Svara

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