Lake Effect's Eleanor Peterson interviews University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee graduate student Sebastian Valenzuela.
Twentieth century composers, like John Cage, experimented with different objects in order to create new sounds and new music. Sebastian Valenzuela, a second year music composition and technology student at UW-Milwaukee, is following along those lines to create fresh music in the new millennium.
Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews musician Pierre Bensusan.
For a virtuosic guitarist, Pierre Bensusan almost ended up a piano player. He started his formal music study in piano at the age of seven, not long after his family moved from his native Algeria to Paris.
Three of the six members of Semi-Twang stopped by the studio for an acoustic performance March 21. In the interview they discuss their album release show at Shank Hall for their album the Why and the What For and perform two of their songs, Au Contrare and Wrong Side of the Tracks. The band also talks about the "wealth of material and dearth of money" that inspired them to create the new album and the finer points of what it takes to craft an album.