July 11, 2017 5 min read
Lori is a musician living in New York’s East Village. Formerly the guitarist for Seely, she is a composer who makes records solo, as well as with her side project, Storms, and scores pieces for video, art, and dance in her Brooklyn studio.
‘When you grow up in the boroughs in the 70s and 80s, New York is your entire world; nothing exists outside of it.’
‘I grew up playing instruments. My parents bought me a small organ when I was 4, and that led to a piano, then a drum machine, then the electric guitar.’
‘There's an ecstatic nature to composing for the human body.’
‘I live in the East Village, surrounded by the places and people I've always been influenced by. I love that I can walk to the apartment building that my father, aunt, and grandparents moved into when they emigrated from Sicily in 1950.’
‘I talk a lot about the need to live our activism in any way we can. For me this means being willing to stand up for anyone being attacked or discriminated against for who they are.’
‘I'm a ‘know your bartender’ kind of person.’
‘Jumping into the ocean on a hot sunny day does it for me. I'll never get tired of the infinite vastness and the power that it has over you.’
Winter: Rye Manhattan on the rocks. Summer: Hendricks & soda.
Suckling pig with Carolina Gold rice at Fig in Charleston, SC.
The Northern Chinese skewer guy who has a Xinjiang cart under the Manhattan Bridge. That's all I'll say about that - go find him and you'll thank me.
I’d be Gertrude Stein.
I've gotten more focused, and more ambitious with my work. Hopefully more fearless, or at least more resilient to failure. I have a million notebooks that I write in, and I recently found one with a list of goals from about 2006. I learned I've accomplished most of the things I set out to do back then. That feels good for a second, then it's back to looking ahead."
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