fsm. The Podcast
By fsm Arts Journal
In fsm. The Podcast we interview the artists of our area in Wisconsin: whether it be visual, dance, music, film, theatre, or poetry. We have created this series of podcasts as another way to connect the concepts and work of the creative class with our community.
e.j. solie 
e.j. solie, an artist of many mediums, sits down with Cristian Andersson for episode #6. e.j. solie is a Wisconsin based artist exploring the nuance of relationship, religion, and nature. Their work is often interpretation of real-life experiences and lives between literary and visual expression. You can find out more about Solie's work at https://www.ellisjakesolie.com This episode was edited by Logan Lamers, and features music by Antone Crowe.
February 06, 2022
Natali Herrera-Pacheco 
Natali Herrera-Pacheco, poet and artist, sits down with Cristian Andersson for episode #5. You can find Natali's work on her webpage as well as on her Instagram account. To find out more about Strings of Latin America (SOLA), you can go to this webpage. Natali Herrera-Pacheco is a Venezuelan artist and scholar that works on the intersection of music with other expressive forms. Natali holds a Doctorate in Latin American literature from the Universidad Complutense in Madrid, Spain; and a Masters in Ethnohistory and a Bachelors in Art History from the Universidad de Los Andes in Venezuela. As a scholar, her work has encompassed the study of Venezuelan musical rituals and the relationship of music and literature in the work of Dominican writer Marcio Veloz Maggiolo. She has published articles in scholarly journals in Venezuela and presented papers at conferences in France (École des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales), Mexico (53 International Congress of Americanists), Venezuela (Third National Congress of Anthropology), and Spain (University of Granada). As an artist, her activity centers in images, both still (photography) and mobile (video). Natali was an artist-in-residence of Khemia Ensemble, a music collective devoted to the presentation of contemporary concert music in innovative ways. Her character Fragile inspired the ensemble’s 2017-2018 concert season, where she collaborated in intersections of Natali’s video-art and Carolina Heredia’s music in the works Negative Image and Interludio. Her video-art has been presented at venues and festivals including National Sawdust, Strange Beautiful Music Festival, University of Missouri, MoxSonic Experimental Sonic Arts Festival, among others. In photography, her main interests has been photography of musicians and street photography. She has worked as a freelance photographer for the University of Michigan’s School of Music, Theater and Dance; faculty members of the schools of music of the University of Michigan, University of Missouri, Baylor University, Lawrence University; the chamber music ensembles Khemia Ensemble and the Ivalas Quartet; and members of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. Her most recent project is the production of the educative video series The Voices of Latin-American Cello, hosted by The Sphinx Catalog of Latin-American Cello Works. Natali is fluent in Spanish, English and French, and lives a happy life with her two cats and her husband in Appleton, Wisconsin. This episode was edited by Logan Lamers, and features music by Antone Crowe.
November 29, 2021
Mariana Russell 
For episode #4, I get a chance to chat with Mariana (Mia) Russell, an Appleton-based artist that I have known for years, but never really sat down and talked with. This was a great reason to. We chat about her abstractions, finding balance in work / life (she also owns Amano Print House), athletics, and why both neon colors and veils of white play important roles in her art. You can find more about Mia's work on the Instagram, and the website for Amano is here. Go see her exhibition Pool Party which is open now at the UW-Oshkosh Fox Cities Campus, Aylward Gallery in Menasha, Wis. There will be a reception on November 11th, from 5–7pm. Sound engineering for this episode was done by Logan Lamers, a cellist and musician with the post punk band The Present Age, and music is by the artist Antone Crowe. The episode was hosted by Cristian Andersson
October 22, 2021
Tony Conrad 
In this first episode of fsm. The Podcast Cristian Andersson interviews painter Tony Conrad from his studio in Appleton, Wisconsin. We talk about his work, jazz music, and invisible sculptures. This podcast was originally recorded in June of 2021. Thank you to Logan Lamers for your help with audio engineering and finally making this a reality. More information about Tony Conrad can be found at his webpage and on his Instagram page. You can find out more about fsm. at fsm.ink.
October 19, 2021
Rebecca Zornow 
I sit down with Rebecca Zornow–science fiction author, writing coach, school builder, former peace corp volunteer, convention co-creator, and co-creator of the non-profit Caneille Regional Development Fund. She has just published her debut fiction novel, It's Over or It's Eden this year, and is already working on her next three books. Along with chatting about everything mentioned, we also talk about family life and how to find balance. Hint: she is a wonder with a custom-made planner. Find about more about what she does at: Her webpage Her Twitter page The book coaching site she runs with her sister The science fiction & fantasy expo she has co-created The Caneille Regional Development Fund Whew.
October 16, 2021
Alex Schultz 
For this second episode of fsm. The Podcast we sit down with Alex Schultz, Executive Director of Sculpture Valley, and talk about both the complexities of bringing public sculpture to the community, and the hopeful outcomes it can bring to those who encounter it. More information about Sculpture Valley can be found on their webpage. This podcast was hosted by Cristian Andersson, edited by Logan Lamers, and features music by Antone Crowe.
October 04, 2021