Kristen Lawrence is a very interesting Linescratchers interviewee. Not only is she an accomplished organist and composer, her spooky, complex yet accessible music is centered around Halloween. With October fast approaching, Kristen’s interview kicks off the music of the season perfectly. The air seems crisper after reading it. She splits her time between Salt Lake City and Southern California, and lists what is, for this interviewer, a wonderfully diverse web of influences. Kristen talks about growing up in a musical family, her ideas about the pathos of music itself, the Halloween season, and Danny Elfman. For a sampling of her music, check out www.kristenlawrence.com and look up “Ghost of John,” a swirling musical journey fit for headphones or a reverberating cathedral.
To find Kristen Lawrence on iTunes, click here.