September 11, 2012
photo Jessica Yu
In LACO’s latest podcast, KUSC’s Brian Lauritzen sits down with author Mark Salzman, the featured guest at Thursday’s Westside Connections 2012-13 series launch.
As a writer, Salzman experienced a severe case of writer’s block and personally suffers from anxiety. Through his most recent work, The Man in the Empty Boat, Salzman discusses addressing those demons. On Thursday, Salzman narrates his journey through writer’s block with Bach’s Cello Suite No. 3 in C major and LACO’s principal cello Andrew Shulman as his guides.
He recounts to Lauritzen his time working through this difficult period of his life at the MacDowell Colony and recounts his experience of performing with Yo-Yo Ma and Emmanuel Ax.