Sound Insights from saxophonist Catherine Sikora

The interview is by necessity and intent rather short, since this un-bylined piece in A Jazz Noise only seeks the answers to seven questions directed at Irish tenor saxophonist Catherine Sikora. Still the article does call attention to her most high-profile recordings with guitarists Han-earl Park and Nick Didkovsky, and provides a Bandcamp link to it, as well as one to her duo with drummer Brian Chase. Besides that, the pithy interaction touches on the earliest sound influences of the now New York-based Sikora; the discs she has mostly recently appreciated (ones by John Butcher, Morton Feldman and Matana Roberts); her preferences in collaborators; how she balances preparedness and inspiration when she improvises; and, more importantly, how she feel streaming and downloading are affecting musician and musicians (hint: negatively).