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A few questions for Steph Lak

Steph brings some mystery to the Hassle Instagram Live on Sunday 2/21 @ 8pm

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Catch Steph Lak’s stream on the Hassle Instagram Live on Sunday 2/21 @ 8pm!

Dan Shea:
Have you done many streams? How has music making been for you since the pandemic hit?

Stephanie Germaine:
This will be my first live stream performance since the pandemic hit, and not for a lack of opportunity. Personally, I haven’t been able to care much about remote performance. I know it has been meaningful to keep creativity active and alive, I don’t protest that. I’m innately drawn to collaboration with others and the physicality of a room, a space and navagating, exploring its relationship to the sound within. But hey, don’t knock it till you try it!! I hit a wall much of last year and only for the last 6 months have I been motivated to create music. I’ve been inspired to explore more songwriting avenues, which has been a dormant muscle for some time. I deeply miss playing with people.

DS:
What have you learned during THESE DIFFICULT TIMES?

SG:
I’ve learned to deepen my love and support for community. I really like living in Roxbury. I’m bad at pandemics although good at gaining pandemic pounds. Depression is a bitch. Embroidery takes forever.


DS:
You threw an outdoor show (@ an undisclosed location) last may. How did it go? Any more plans of that nature?

SG:
We had a few in the summer. I thought they all went really well considering covid. Folks were safe and considerate and we raised some money for local BLM organizations. I honestly believe if we can be thoughtful and organized, I dont see why I wouldnt try to do a limited number in the spring and summer. It’s honestly my favorite series to run.

DS:
You make noise. You’re a performance artist. But how do you describe what you do yourself?

SG:
As of late, more of a craftsperson! Sometimes I make noise. Sometimes it’s more of a mess.
Best is yet to come.

DS:
What’s next for you, Lak, and what can we expect from this stream on sunday (if we should expect anything)?

SG:
Well, I’m turning thirty six on March 1st, thats a thing. And Spring is coming, I’m really looking forward to gardening projects.
Do expect a bit of video (mashup of old video-art) and a table full of stuff.

 

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