There are few men out there who can say that they heard synthesized music before the synth was ever invented. Still fewer can claim writing the score to what people hear when they die-- or knowing what it is like to be both a man and a woman. Iasos can do all of the above. When I met with him in Brooklyn last week, prior to his Body Actualized-curated New York debut, I was as skeptical as I would be with anyone whose name conjures such a cloud of controversial claims.
But whether you’re a believer or non-believer, being in the presence of someone whose spiritual belief system, personal cosmology, daily meditation, and musical practice are so interwoven is nothing short of awe-inspiring. And when that hailed grandfather of New Age music can kick back and laugh about coffee and women amidst acoustic levitation and hollow earth theories, Iasos demonstrates that it is also possible to be both "time architect" and human being, which is perhaps one of the most controversial ideas surrounding him to date. Read on for some excerpts from our hour-and-half-long conversation, which will be published in full this Spring in issue one of the Ad Hoc zine.Read More