Chester Hawkins sat down for an online interview atop his new home in Baltimore to discuss pandemics, cicadas, and making music. Hawkins is responsible for a track on our upcoming compilation, Tymbal. For Tymbal, participating artists were limited to using only a sample set of Brood X cicada field recordings made by Noel Mueller and Beau Finley.
April 12th is the 57th anniversary of the first manned flight into space. We’re paying tribute to humanity’s exploration of space with a compilation made entirely from radio emissions recorded by spacecraft and converted to audio.
This compilation features a wide array of compositions by Chester Hawkins, Arthur Loves Plastic, J. Surak, Michael Hendley, Love of Ruins, Fast Forty, Small Craft, Immanent Voiceless, BLK TAG, NarkotroniK, Inffinte Sstar Zzero, and PraxisCat.