Kori L Carothers Interview - Legends Album

Post date: May 12, 2016 4:29:56 PM

Wolf Red: Did you come from a “musical family?”  

Yes I do.  My Maternal Great Grandfather sang and was an actor in the early 1900s. My Paternal Grandmother composed and also played piano in the early 1920/30s in movie theaters during silent movies. 

Wolf Red: When did you decide that it was time to get your music published?

Kori: I have always wanted to publish my music, but did not know how to go about doing that until 2004.  Can you share a few words about your experience in producing your early albums? My earlier albums were a work in progress.. meaning I really need to learn how to be a better player, and producer. I like to think of them as stepping stones.

"If done right, you can convey heart felt messages"

Kori L. Carothers, Interview (by Wolf Red) - May 2016

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Editor's Note: Kori L Carothers was a guest artist on Sequential Dreams "Legends" Album.

Interview by Wolf Red , radio programmer at Modul303.com - Listen to Modul303.com for the best in electronic music!

Check the end of this article for some credits information.

Wolf Red:  Can you say a few words about your musical heritage and background?

Kori: I grew up listening to music of all types.  My parents owned tons of 45s and LPs of soundtracks from the 60s.  I even had my own album of Polkas! My favorite though was The Grand Canyon Suite by Ferde Grofé.  Every time I listened to it, I would cry, I don’t know why! 

Wolf Red: You’ve been working with Imaginary Roads Studios over the last few albums. Can your share a bit of your experience working with them?

Kori: I was introduced to Will Ackerman in early 2008 by Jeff Oster - talented composer/flugelhorn player.  I began working with Will at his Imaginary Road Studios in late 2008 early 2009.  We released “Trillium”.  I loved it there so much, the inspiration there filled my spirit and I actually wrote music while working there.  Will is a perfectionist, and worked me hard.  It taught me to be very prepared musically.  In 2014, I returned and worked with him and Tom Eaton.  I am a much better composer/musician since those experiences. (Editor's Note: Alternative takes of Kori's "Fire in the Rainstorm" are included in the Sequential Dreams "Legends" album)Wolf Red: You will be contributing a few tracks to the Sequential Dreams “Legends” album releasing Summer 2016, will this be your first time on an electronic music production?

Kori: I actually have released electronic music via Jeff Silverman from Palette Records in Nashville, TN.  He is an amazing producer and musician in his own right. 

Wolf Red: Do you have any plans for further work in the area of electronic music? 

Kori: Yes I do. I want to write an album dedicated to the worlds of Anne McCaffery. 

Wolf Red: Can you talk about your interests and plans in this genre?

 Kori: I have always enjoyed the electronic musical elements.  There is so much that one can do and compose.  If done right, you can convey heart felt messages.  I plan on working with other musicians and releasing singles.  To me that is a fun idea! 

EDITOR's NOTE: Read  "Legends" album producer, Ron Charron (a.k.a.: Kuutana) on the production of the album and work with Kori in this interview.

Kori L Carother credits on Sequential Dreams "Legends" album:

"A Day Like No Other"- Click to listen on BandcampPiano, vocals, percussion and bass produced by Will Ackerman and Tom Eaton, recorded and mixed by Tom Eaton at Imaginary Road Studios. 

Kori Linae Carothers - Piano

Noah Wilding - Vocals 

Jeff Haynes - Percussion 

Tom Eaton - Bass

"The Kindly Beast' - Click to Listen on Bandcamp

Kori Linae Carothers - Piano

Keyboards, guitars, and arrangements specific to this release by Kuutana,

Final mix and mastering by Ron Charron, Borders Edge Music.


Interview by Wolf Red, Modul303.com web radio Germany and worldwide

New  arrangements  of Kori's tracks will be featured on tonight's Music From the Borders Edge show on Modul303.com

Sunday 6-7am CET, (midnight to 1am ET Sunday early morning), and again Sunday May 29th at 14-15h CET (8am-9am ET Sunday morning) then Monday 3am-4am CET (Sunday 9pm-10pm ET) and Wednesday Midnight to 1am (or Tuesday 6pm-7pm ET/US) and finally Saturday June 4th 14h-15h (or 8am-9am ET/US)

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