Olivia Block Interview

Source: 15 questions.

I took piano lessons when I was a kid. My piano teacher taught me how to score very simple compositions by hand. I also recorded sounds and songs on tape recorders.

I got really into music as a kid through listening to the local college radio station. When I was around 10 years old, my cousin James Scott introduced me to Brian Eno and Robert Fripp. Then, I listened to everything in that orbit – David Bowie, Roxy Music, and Talking Heads. Through this music, I was introduced to the concept of recording production. I noticed that whatever albums Brian Eno worked on were impacted dramatically in terms of the sound of the music. My interest in music wasn’t just about the songs or musicians. It was about the recording process, the editing, the effects, etc.