Today’s episode, Mothers & Daughters, comes from a live performance of Laurie Brown’s Pondercast at The Music Gallery in Toronto, and “from the bottom of my heart,” says Brown. “Writing about my complicated relationship with my mother was hard - and if you struggle with your mother - you understand why.”
While we all come out of wombs, our experience of ‘mothering’ has changed a lot. Brown says, “I don’t think the experience of the mother daughter is entirely unique, I know that fathers feel a similar push-pull in relationships with their daughters. You will see yourself in here I hope.”
Told from both the point of view of the mother and the daughter - it’s a familiar story. This was episode written as a companion piece for a performance called Speculation with Leslie Ting. Speculation is about Leslie’s re-examination of her experience with her mother. Leslie created the music for this Pondercast with Joshua Van Tassel creating the sonic accompaniment.
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Recently, Killbeat Music partnered with the team at Pondercast to bring you Ponderbeat, a series of special episodes featuring selections curated by Brown from some of Killbeat’s latest releases. The second episode of Ponderbeat is live now, featuring music from Dan Mangan, Great Lake Swimmers, Begonia, Kaia Kater, and more.