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aSanTIS: ‘You Are a Part of the Highest Form of Creation’

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Flow-bending artist aSanTIS discusses art, culture, and whether sound can solve the world’s problems in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month.
My interview with Amy Santis aka aSanTIS began in the most unexpected way. The Maryland-based flow-bending artist and lyrical storyteller came prepared to engage in conversation around questions I had posed – and she also brought one or two of her own thoughtful prompts based on her curiosities around my view of learning.

This practice of taking in her surroundings deeply through observation and inquiry has come naturally to aSanTIS ever since she was a young child. In terms of her early starts in music, she notes that she began as a discerning listener. “Just listening to music from my mom, on the radio, just being a consumer in the world of sound. But I think mainly, my mom has always loved dancing and listening to music, so that was sort of like second nature. We play music at gatherings, we play music in the car, and these songs are sort of like diaries that take us into a specific place.”

Boo Riley Paints with Musical Color in “Trench Foot”

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Recent Articles Manhattan based songwriter, Austin Lesch (also known by the stage name, Boo Riley) brings a tender touch with his latest single “Trench Foot”. There is a sense of desolation that echoes in each note as takes in his surroundings as if to paint them musically. “I was inspired to write this song after […]