15 Questions For Gerald Cleaver 

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I always had a passing interest in synthesizers – but as an instrument I relate to improvisationally. Personally, I think of guitars and synths as modifiers, meaning they have malleable characteristics that interest me and that I can relate to and which give me ideas as a drummer. The rhythmic and the timbral. Melodic, too. That’s the inspiration, looking eye-to-eye with those electric instruments. So, in actuality, this is an ongoing, widening relationship, based in possibilities. I had to start dealing with electronics because I knew it would broaden my hearing as a drummer.