Saxophonist Marike van Dijk grew up in the Netherlands with a father who was an Olympic speed skater. From him, she learned about persistence and moving forward. Using these lessons, she expanded the scope of her compositions for her new album, The Stereography Project. She channels her experiences playing straight ahead jazz, modern classical and punk rock into a large ensemble that features five horns, a string quartet, a rhythm section and vocals. The results are magical. On the pod, we talk about saxophone, her approach to composition, and robots.
Be sure to check out her record release shows on Sunday, March 15th at St. Peter's Church and on Sunday, April 5th at ShapeShifter Lab.