Musician and songwriter Hazel Mills talks us through her impressive career, from working as a touring session musician, being a member of the Will Gregory Moog Ensemble, working with synth maker UDO Audio and releasing her debut solo EP.
00:00 - Introduction
01:30 - Working As A Keyboardist
03:12 - MIDI Controller Of Choice
04:04 - Live Arrangements And Sounds
09:36 - Working With A Musical Director
10:56 - Collection Of Synths
12:04 - Getting Onto This Path
16:22 - Synth Secrets Series
18:23 - Will Gregory Moog Ensemble
24:28 - Releasing A Solo EP
31:55 - Working With Synth Maker UDO Audio
34:42 - Future Projects
Hazel Mills - Biog
Hazel Mills is a Bristol-based musician/songwriter who has toured the globe across multiple genres, with artists including Florence + The Machine, Dave Rowntree (Blur), Goldfrapp, Birdy, Hannah Peel and The Will Gregory Moog Ensemble. Her classical background, pop sensibilities and passion for 1960s American minimalism and analog synths feed into both her performance and her writing.
Alongside her touring commitments, Hazel has been writing material for her own forthcoming project, Violaine, with long-term collaborator and producer/musician TJ Allen (Bat For Lashes, Portishead, Anna Calvi). The music of Violaine evolved from her former post-punk band, Adding Machine, and also draws influence from musique concrète, '80s pop and the music of Japanese pianist Ryuichi Sakamoto.
Interviewer: Caro C - Biog
Described as a "one-woman electronic avalanche" (BBC) and a "sonic enchantress" (BBC Radio 3), Caro has been making her own brand of sensual electronica since the late '90s, reared on a diet of black music, Warp Records and Björk.
Caro currently finds herself in ample musical mischief in the Manchester creative mycelium and beyond — making music, teaching, producing podcasts as well as being the instigator and project manager of electronic music charity Delia Derbyshire Day.
Delia Derbyshire Day Charity: https://deliaderbyshireday.com
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