Weekend, Sept 17-18, 2022 – Airport People & Rival Consoles Interviews

Two Dimensions of Ambience with Airport People and Rival Consoles: The Echoes Interviews

We talk with Airport People. It’s not the many travelers suffering with airlines delays, but ambient chamber music artist Leon Todd Johnson. He’s released an album of creaky piano centered compositions called From Nine Mornings. But he’s also a child of the Civil Rights Movement. John Diliberto talks in the waiting lounge with Airport People on Echoes.

Rival Consoles

Ryan West records as Rival Consoles, a resolutely electronic project, but he still thinks of his chromium plated compositions as songs. He calls it “songwriting with an electronic palate.” We talked to him when his album, Articulation was released. After that came Overflow and now he has a new album called Now Is. John Diliberto talks to Rival Consoles on Echoes from PRX.