Elaine Mai: Making Music Without a Grand Plan
In this episode, we chat with Irish artist Elaine Mai, whose atmospheric and melodic electronic music we love. We had the pleasure to see her perform at Body and Soul. She tells us a very interesting story about that performance that we both found kind of surprising. And as with all other interviews we have done, we don’t shy away from the more serious stuff like grief. In fact grief is a very big part of her quite positive and energetic EP Enniscrone, which Elaine released last year. Throughout the show, you will hear why it is that such a traumatic emotion inspires her to write happy tunes. You will also hear two of the songs from it, Enniscrone and Color of the Night, which Elaine was kind enough to let us use for the show.
We talk about what it’s it like to not have a grand plan but to take things one step at a time, how she combines her regular job with doing live electronic music and the discipline it takes but also the kindness to oneself when you don’t quite fulfill the ambitious plan.
We can’t wait to bring Green Rebel live to the Dublin Podcast Festival on October 4th. We will host a live chat with incredibly poetic and well-versed poet Stephen James Smith. You can see the full line-up and grab tickets http://dublinpodcastfestival.ie. We are on a double bill will the awesome lads from Pod Sqwod.
You can find more of Elaine's music https://soundcloud.com/elainemai
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Presented by Emily O'Callaghan and Irina Dzhambazova.
Produced by Irina Dzhambazova.
Music by Le Boom