Theo Bleckmann

Grammy-nominated composer and vocalist Theo Bleckmann shares his secret to happiness: stop seeking it.  We discuss how ice dancing and collage art have influenced his uncanny sound, which fuses showtunes and minimalism, zen and jazz, Berg and Bernstein.

Also discussed: The Julia Hülsmann Quartet, Walt Whitman, overtone singing, Anna-Maria Hefele, Kate Bush, Men in Black, alien languages, death, silence, God, gospel, existentialism, Kurt Veill’s “Mack the Knife,” Ben Monder, the paintings of George W. Bush

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