Dreaming in dBs: Dirty Projectors’ Dave Longstreth Inside Ivo Shandor


Ever dreamed in sound? Or dBs? Dave Longstreth of Dirty Projectors has…

Perhaps it’s a habit that emerges from his deep relationship to not just music, but sound itself.

The Dirty Projector’s sample pack IVO SHANDOR I is a testament to that relationship—filled with sounds ranging from three-part horn blasts to light flute passages, and named after Longstreth’s studio (a former cabinet factory).

Longstreth took time to discuss the Dirty Projectors sample pack and how samples found their way into his own process.

Along the way, he shares his thoughts on everyone’s individual approach to the language of music, playing with digital silence and finding sound that wasn’t meant to be found. Watch above.

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