Started in Chicago in January 2017, AudPod is a passion project featuring performers, composers, educators, and other members of the music community. After a two-and-a-half-year hiatus, AudPod has restarted with a broader scope to include people outside of Chicago.

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Ep60: Jayve Montgomery (Abstract Black)  

Nashville-based sound artist and improvising multi-instrumentalist Jayve Montgomery (also known as Abstract Black) talks about how deep listening has informed the sounds on his new tape, Breathing With Each Ear (Hour 3).

The piece included at the end of this episode is Montgomery's “Where There Is No Sun To Light The Way,” available now to stream and/or purchase at

IG: @abstractblack

Ep59: Codex Trio  

Amanda Beaune (violin), Zaira Castillo (piano), and Isidora Nojkovic (cello) of the recently-formed, Chicago-based Codex Trio discuss their upcoming September 12 program for New Music Chicago's Impromptu Fest.

Codex Trio's performance at Impromptu Fest takes place 6:00pm Tuesday, September 12, at Epiphany Center for the Arts.

The audio excerpt at the end of this episode is the first movement from Codex's springtime Constellation performance of Peter Kramer's piece “Three Gestures.”

Codex IG: @codextrio

New Music Chicago IG: @newmusicchicago

NMChicago Impromptu Fest website:

Ep58: a Light Sleeper  

Chicago-based quartet a Light Sleeper discuss their new album Equaeverpoise (out on Cuneiform Records), their writing process, and how improvisation informs that process.

The tune included at the end of this episode is “Trees and Flora,” from Equaeverpoise.

a Light Sleeper includes:

Maria Elena Hernandez - alto and tenor saxophones 
Traci Huff - viola 
Matthew Jung - drums, keyboard 
Dheeru Pennepalli - guitar

Listen to/purchase Equaeverpoise at:

Check out a Light Sleeper's other music at:

IG: @alightsleepermusic

Upcoming shows:

August 6 - The Hideout - 1354 West Wabansia Ave, Chicago, IL 60642

August 15 - ChiCityLive Que4 Radio -

August 28 - The Brass Rail - 1121 Broadway - Fort Wayne, IN

August 29 - The Lodge - 231 6th Avenue - Dayton, KY

August 30 - The Government Center - 715 East Street - Pittsburgh, PA

August 31 - The Crown - 1910 North Charles St - Baltimore, MD

September 1 - Gallery 5 - 200 W Marshall St - Richmond, VA

September 3 - ProgDay - Chapel Hill, NC


Albuquerque-based shoegaze guitarist David Castillo (aka SOMNILOQUIST) talks about their songwriting process, their relationship to visual aesthetics, and their upcoming split release with fellow ABQ act ōverwhelm

Song included in this episode is “Dead Willow”

SOMNILOQUIST IG: @somnillawafer

ōverwhelm IG: @overwhelmnm

Ep53: Royal Sessions  

Audrey visits and talks with the artists of Royal Sessions, who have been jamming together every week for the past month or so in a socially-distant, outdoor setting in Jackson Park. 

Instagram: @colliersworld

Facebook: Isaiah Collier & The Chosen Few


Intro music by Audrey Q. Snyder & Mike Craig

Ep52: ~Nois   

The bois of ~Nois are back on the pod to deliver some exciting news! Join Hunter Bockes, János Csontos, Jordan Lulloff, and Brandon Quarles as they discuss a recent project they're finally ready to unveil.

IG: @noissaxophone

Twitter: @Noissaxophone


Music by Audrey Q. Snyder & Mike Craig

Ep51: H A L E Collective  

Katie Wood talks about the recently-formed collective's goal of providing information, connection and perspective amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and how they hope to create something long-lasting that can address and facilitate more discussion of pre-existing issues that have come to the fore as a result of the crisis.


IG: @halecollective

Music by Audrey Q. Snyder & Mike Craig