Interview: Eden Mulholland At Bigsound 2012

Converting his passion for contemporary dance into some of the most experimental music around, New Zealand’s Eden Mulholland is considered a must-see act at BIGSOUND Live, and for very good reason.

Most recently, Mulholland released his EP Jesus Don’t Get My Jokes. The EP is comprised of highly textured and vivid material created from Mulholland, who quickly introduces Music Feeds to his baby: his effects pedal board that holds the ‘brains’ behind his operation. With compositions that never seem to fit into one box alone, Eden explains how having no set expectations or genre labels is a liberating experience. Where some would see the lack of musical scaffolding intimidating, Eden sees it as an opportunity to get deep into his creative self.

Mullholland’s music has also been selected to feature in TV ads, commercials, documentaries, and more film syncs. We discuss the difference between writing a musical score and a track for radio. Both practices have their appeals to Eden, as he proves to succeed in both, and uses the two to compliment each other.

Currently in the studio back home, fans can expect a full-length album from Mullholland early next year, containing every instrument you can think of on loop. You can expect the first single from that early 2013.

Gigging, gigging, gigging is all that’s on the cards for Eden now, who is looking to get straight back to touring once the album is finished.

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