With the proper varnish, a painting can be maintained for centuries. In the correct climate, a film reel will remain usable for years. Thanks to digital technological advancements, a photograph can survive indefinitely.
Music, however, is an entirely different beast. For we performing musicians, art comes into existence when we begin to play and disappears the instant we set down our instrument. That is, unless we have the opportunity to work with a recording engineer.
Having recently emerged in the Alaska music scene, John Larson has begun to offer our local musicians that piece of technological immortality. Having been recording music since high school, John has finally established an incredible studio in his home in Anchorage. His current focus is on the technical end of things, but it all began with performing.
“I was in choir for three years during middle school,” he told me. “My singing voice is not what it used to be, but that was my…