Weekend, July 22-23, 2023 – Robert Rich Interview

Weekend Listeners hear Robert Rich and the Long Now: The Echoes Interview

Robert Rich

Robert Rich is the 11th of 30 Icons of Echoes and has been a fixture on the show from the first day. He’s a polymath who is not only adept at many instruments but many other disciplines.  They include audio recording and mastering, wine making and dream theory. He writes poetry, seriously, and he creates beautifully abstract, often primal paintings that you can buy on his website. He’s an artist of questing intellectualism, which is what brought him to the poetry of Tu Fu from the Chinese Tang Dynasty. His Zen-like poems, translated by David Hinton, compelled Rich to create the sensual, ethereal moods of his album, Travelers’ Cloth. But there’s more than that, including Rich’s youthful hippie, techno-futurism, his current anti-humanism and rain drops falling on his head. We talk all about it on Echoes from PRX.

Hear it on Echoes Online Right Now!

Read John Diliberto’s CD of the Month review of Robert Rich’s Travelers’ Cloth
Robert Rich’s Travelers’ Cloth was #1 on The Best of Echoes 2023, So Far. See the complete list.


Robert Rich – Shadow Mist Beneath –Travelers’ Cloth
Robert Rich – Loom of Origins – Travelers’ Cloth
Robert Rich – Writing on Water – Travelers’ Cloth
Robert Rich – High Mountain Shelter – Travelers’ Cloth
Robert Rich – Gaps in the Roof Show Sky – Travelers’ Cloth
Robert Rich – What Is Home” – Travelers’ Cloth
Robert Rich – Memory Like Blowing Sand – Travelers’ Cloth
Robert Rich – Surface – Rainforest
Robert Rich – Footprints in the Rain – Travelers’ Cloth


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