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Q&A – Maggi Payne

1: Analog or Digital?

2: What time did you wake up today?
8:03 am

3: Last thing you read?
Radical Light

4: Whats your first memory?
I forget

5: Tea Or Coffee?
Lemon ginger tea

6: Last thing you cooked?
Does boiling water count?

7: If you’re reborn who or what would you like to be?
A dolphin or the sea

8: What inspires you?
Just about everything

9: Last record you played?
Annea Lockwood’s Jitterbug

10: Favorite piece of musical equipment?
Too tough to answer and a moving target

11: Last movie you saw?
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

12: Who do you love?
Almost everyone

13: Do you have any pets?
Our neighborhood supplies a plethora of cats to pet

14: Are you useful?
Hope so

15: Biggest fear?
Perhaps that I’m not useful

16: What do you value the most?
The environment

17: Famous last words?
Ahh, ahh

Maggi Payne is Co-Director of the Center for Contemporary Music at Mills College, Oakland. She has been writing and performing music since the 70s and has performed her works all over the world. Her latest release (a retrospective of previously unreleased material), Ahh-Ahh Music For Ed Tannenbaum’s Technological Feets 1984-1987, is out now on Root Strata.

  1. David on February 23rd, 2016

    If you’re the lady that gave me/us/ the world … the Fine Arts Quartet’s Bartok String Quartets with just the music and no noise then I’d like to extend my very big THANKS. All classical listeners should be told such wonderful restorations exist. THANKS again.