There have been many times in my life

where I feel led by something even I may not understand. Then it becomes my work to understand it, chew on it, make sense of it, and grow through it. Mine Songs falls into this category. It feels like the merging of all the components that paved the way for my existence on this planet - yet it feels much, much larger than me, larger than the small speck of time we are inhabiting. I hope, with all my effort and listening and observing and learning and experimenting, that it will spread slowly like a ship horn over the water, with a long reverberation. Thanks to Christa Lawler of Duluth News Tribune for asking me really insightful questions about how I'm spending my days. Also, I want to thank Arrowhead Regional Arts Council for their generous support of the project!

Classically trained musician is making music with her violin,...

Sara Pajunen has found deep bass percussion by pounding on the side of a shipping container. She's collected the patterned clacks of a train and the distant sounds of mining. She's used a hydrophone to record the 15 seconds it takes for a taconite pellet to drop to the bottom of a pit mine.The classically...

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