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Jlin - Electronic Musician | SOS Podcast

Forward-thinking Contemporary Composer By Caro C
Published May 2024
Jlin - Electronic MusicianPhoto: Ian Rummel

Electronic Music artist Jlin talks about her processes for creating a new work, being ready to tour straight from the studio, and staying grounded and focused when your work starts to gain recognition.

Show Notes


00:00 - Introduction
01:27 - The Journey So Far
03:09 - Using FL Studio
03:50 - Live Performance With Ableton
09:23 - Developing A Sound World
10:51 - Focusing On The Detail
12:12 - CPU: Clean, Precise And Unpredictable
14:55 - Favourite Plug-ins
16:02 - Preparing For A New Project
18:36 - Being Disciplined
21:33 - Staying Humble And Working Hard
23:55 - Preparing For A Tour
26:13 - Stereo Vs Immersive
29:14 - Going With The Flow

Jlin - Biog

Jlin (Jerrilynn Patton) has quickly become one of the most distinctive composers in America and one of the most influential women in electronic music. Jlin’s thrilling, emotional and multidimensional compositions have earned her praise as “one of the most forward-thinking contemporary composers in any genre” (Pitchfork). She is a recipient of a 2023 US Artist award and a 2023 Pulitzer Prize nomination.

Her mini-album Perspective was released to critical acclaim on Planet Mu 2023. Her much-lauded albums Dark Energy (2015) and Black Origami (2017) have appeared on “Best of” lists in The NY Times, The Wire, LA Times, Rolling Stone, The Guardian and Vogue. Jlin has been commissioned by the Kronos Quartet, Third Coast Percussion, the Pathos Quartet, choreographers Wayne McGregor and Kyle Abraham, fashion designer Rick Owens and the visual artists Nick Cave and Kevin Beasley.

Her next release, Akoma (Planet Mu March 2024), features collaborations with Philip Glass, Bjork and Kronos Quartet.

Interviewer: Caro C - Biog

Caro C portraitDescribed 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.
Twitter: @carocsound
Instagram: @carocsound

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