Tuesday, June 03, 2014
Seven questions with ... musician Scott Lawlor
Scott Lawlor is a musician I am proud to know. He features prominently on my netlabel - weareallghosts - with some seriously deep longform ambient drones, and does a sterling job over on stillstream.
I caught up with him recently and asked my seven questions ... this is what he had to say:
1) Who are you and what do you do?
My name is Scott Lawlor and I am a composer of ambient music, mostly dark, conceptual and space ambient since 2013. I also host an internet radio show called the Blind Flight on stillstream and am a stay-at-home-dad with two little ones under the age of 5.
2) What are you working on at the moment?
Lately, I have become quite fond of doing ambient interpretations of stories from the creepy pasta web site with the fabulous narration of Rebekkah Hilgraves.
3) Who inspires you?
For me, it's more of what inspires me and that would be space, cosmic events, and the planets themselves. I have several releases reflecting all these inspirations.
4) What drives you to do what you do?
I have always loved music and broadcasting, indulging in both during my childhood, but moving away from them until relatively recently. It wasn't until 2008 that I rediscovered my love of broadcasting and though I began working on music in the early 90's it wasn't until last year, after being away from the creation of music for the last 14 years or so that I made the decision to return.
5) What values do you wish your creativity to express?
I hope to spark people's imaginations with my music and want to engender a sense of community by providing opportunities for people to connect with me and each other using my art as a vehicle for remixing if there's such an interest.
6) What role does community play in what you do?
The social networking sites and internet labels are vital to my art and the distribution of it and it goes without saying that I am very appreciative of the internet audience that I have for both my music and my broadcasting. Without them, there would be no point in doing either and without internet labels, distribution of my music would be very limited if not impossible so my heartfelt thanks also goes to the people who dedicate their love and time to this endeavour as well.
7) What is next for what you do?
It's hard to say as I am always looking for new inspirations and opportunities for collaboration.
I don't know whether your noticed or not but Scott is visually impaired. I love the fact this limitation doesn't actually limit him at all. Every-so-often he asks me to describe a cover I've designed for him ... that is it! If it weren't for that, I wouldn't even know. I respect his tenacity.
I have embedded below his latest longform release on weareallghosts for your listening pleasure. Please enjoy: