This episode, we are joined by composer/musician Michael Hix to discuss the Nashville Ambient Ensemble. What’s the Nashville Ambient Ensemble? Well, quite simply, it’s a group of seven musicians from a range of diverse styles brought together to record an album entitled Cerulean – due out on Centripetal Force records on Friday, March 19th. You can order it from Grimeys or on Bandcamp. We recommend you do so at your earliest convenience.
We discuss Hix personal music history, how the Ensemble came together and run through a playlist of individual tracks from each contributing member. Furthermore, we discuss the importance of how music can provide a Sacred Space… secularly speaking, a mental realm where you turn off the world and just focus on the music at hand.
The Nashville Ambient Ensemble is not just an onslaught of modular synths being performed by the various members to create a New Age soundtrack. If you’re a purist, it may not even be “ambient” at all. What it is, is an album that showcases the magic of Nashville collaboration through a wide range of instrumentation and styles that coalesces seamlessly.
Many thanks to Hix for taking the time to speak with us.
As always, there’s more music from every artist on this show to be enjoyed so be sure to follow Nashville Ambient Ensemble, Diatom Deli, Belly Full of Stars, Jack Silverman, Luke Schneider, Timon Kaple, Cynthia Cárdenas and Michael Hix directly for updates on their latest projects.