On Friday, July 29th @ 6:30PM, DJ Surface Tension invites KALX listeners to tune in to an ear-opening conversation with the “sounding artists” of NIAD Art Center as they discuss their most recent release Sounding Artists R Sweet and So R You. Celebrating 40 years of serving artists with disabilities in Richmond California, NIAD promotes creative expression, independence, dignity and community integration for people with disabilities.
Featured in this conversation are artists Luis Estrada, Christian Vassel, and Raven Harper. This studio compilation captures the rawness of NIAD’s community artists at the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic. Recorded in early 2020 over the phone and in zoom, the outcome is equal parts poignant, hilarious, beautiful and boundary-pushing. Sounding Artists R Sweet and So R You is a sonic answer to the age old question: what is music?
Find the entire NIAD sounding artists catalog on the NIAD Sound Recordings Bandcamp. Follow NIAD on Instagram @NiadArtCenter.