Alexei Moon Casselle is a parent, an artist, and an educator. In this episode, he talks about starting to take music seriously at age 15 and how that led to bands, record deals and tours. He shares the story of going from the hip-hop band Odd Jobs to the much more experimental Kill the Vultures.
Alexei talks about trying to connect as a teacher with a room of 20 8th graders and deciding how to introduce himself in different settings. He also talks about the feeling of being on the right path but realizing that your artistic and creative goals have changed. He also talks about parenting after divorce, raising a little girl, and draws the connective line of improvisation that runs through music, teaching, and fatherhood.
“I think it was a good thing I didn’t know what I was doing.”