Author: Megan Teravainen

  • Sara Auster on the Healing Power of Sound

    Sara Auster on the Healing Power of Sound

    I first met Sara Auster ten years ago when my friends in NYC rock band Peculiar Gentlemen decided to expand their sound and bring on three female back-up singers. Sara brought such a playful and positive energy to the stage in addition to providing ethereal vocals. These days, Sara channels her passion for music in her role as a certified Sound Therapy…

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  • Sharif Mekawy: Behind the Scenes and on the Stage

    Sharif Mekawy: Behind the Scenes and on the Stage

    Last week at Soundfly Sessions, I took in the final set from (le) poisson rouge‘s sound booth, watching lighting designer Sharif Mekawy at work. What resulted was an impressive and dynamic light show that wove Delicate Steve’s incredible guitar riffs with visual artistry. Sharif is a freelance audio engineer and lighting designer by trade, yet his…

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  • Gabriel Berezin on Ragas, Bitches Brew and Inspiration

    Gabriel Berezin on Ragas, Bitches Brew and Inspiration

    Gabriel Berezin is a guitarist, singer and the frontman of Brooklyn-based Monuments. I sat down with him at Manhattan Inn recently to pick his brain on his musical process over many rounds of Bulleit Old Fashioneds. His band’s sophomore album Brigadune, released last year, was an exploration in duality (as he explained in a great interview with Greenpointers),…

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Com Truise: Mid-Fi Synthwave Slow-Motion Funk