MAKING TRACKS PODCAST

Making Tracks Podcast explores the life story behind a song, with the musician who wrote it. 

My own experiences have made me realised how much music can help us through hard times, make sense of our experiences, and to feel connected to others. I now want to invite other musicians to explore the meaning of music, and its importance in their lives.


Making Tracks Podcast is funded by Arts Council England , Youth Music as part of Making Tracks, a partnership project between Trinity Bristol, Basement Studios and Aspiration Creation Elevation (ACE)

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SEASON 1

EPISODE 4::

THOMAS KAM

TRACK: "Call Me When You're Falling Down" -  Listen Here

  • From Oxford University to India to Bristol Hospital

  • How songwriting made cancer manageable

  • Dear Lady Death

  • Making Tracks

  • Writing music in hospital

  • Making the podcast

EPISODE 3::

ELI CARVAJAL

TRACK: "Mom Song" -  Listen Here

  • His mom's journey: 

    • from a dancer to a lawyer

    • From NY to London

    • her recent heart attack

  • Chinese poetry

  • The songwriter as a prism for creative consciousness

  • Our first experiences of performing

  • Writing songs about family

EPISODE 2::

KATHRYN WILLIAMS

TRACK: "Heart Shaped Stone" -  Listen Here

  • The downsides of fame

  • Writing music in collaboration

  • Different recording and production style

  • Using silence in music

  • Teaching songwriting

EPISODE 1::

DIZRAELI

TRACK: "Everybody Here's Golden" -  Listen Here

  • His mental breakdown

  • The ecstatic moment of release from depression

  • Sampling the city

  • Inner silence, inner peace

  • Black Lives Matter

  • Poetry vs Rap

  • His time studying percussion in Senegal

  • Instagram
  • YouTube

©2021 by Thomas Kam