Life’s Short, Be In Tune!

As a performer you’ve spent countless hours preparing for your performance: choosing the songs, crafting the setlist, sending out e-mail blasts and social reminders, etc. Sometimes the little moments between songs can be the difference between a thoroughly captivating performance and one that comes off as amateurish or unprepared.

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Ryan Mackstaller
An Aklasu Portrait: Ryan Mackstaller

Professional guitarist and owner of Red Panda Recording in Brooklyn, NY, Ryan Mackstaller has always explored and navigated the space between science—the world of logic and technology—and creation—music and expression and art. His early years coincided with the advent of the personal computer and the technology fascinated him…

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Ryan Mackstaller
WFMU Interview with Geoffrey Bankowski (Quietus)

I can’t quite remember the first time I met Geoffrey and can’t recall a time when I didn’t know him. He’s the kind of person you don’t see for a year, sit down to have a beer with, and end up breezing through three hours discussing everything from existentialist literature to the Detroit Tigers roster strategy…

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