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Q&A – Sean McCann


1: Analog or Digital?
Analog converted to digital

2: What time did you wake up today?

3: Last thing you read?
“Experimental Music: Cage and Beyond” by Michael Nyman – fascinating!

4: Whats your first memory?
I have a particularly awful memory, but I want to say it’s going down a cold metal slide at a park playground.

5: Tea Or Coffee?
Espresso, then earl grey or mint tea later in the day.

6: Last thing you cooked?
Toasted bread with avocado, salt, and sliced tomato. A staple in my diet.

7: If you’re reborn who or what would you like to be?
Person: A classically-trained musician … could be interesting?
Thing: Being reborn as caviar would be a pretty wild ride (the whole way through)

8: What inspires you?
Hard work and selflessness

9: Last record you played?
LP: John Fahey – “Days Have Gone By” on Takoma Records
CD: Andrew Chalk – “Blue Eyes Of The March”
CS: A tape my parents dubbed holding the first two Roxy Music albums
MP3: Philip Corner – “Satie’s Rose Cross As A Revelation”

10: Favorite piece of musical equipment?
My violin

11: Last movie you saw?
I just re-watched Chinatown by Roman Polanski

12: Who do you love?
Most everyone a little, a few people quite a lot

13: Do you have any pets?
My roommate has two cats, Baby & Orange Man

14: Are you useful?
To certain people. Which, right now, is enough for me

15: Biggest fear?
Breaking my teeth

16: What do you value the most?

17: Famous last words?
Pleased to have made it this far…

West Coast native Sean McCann lives in Los Angeles. Apart from numerous solo releases, he also runs the Recital Program imprint.

Prelusion, his latest solo work, is out this Friday on Root Strata.