We had the good fortune of connecting with Mitchell Manburg and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Mitchell, is there something you believe many others might not?
I think people have the concept of “hard work” mixed up. Being driven by one’s honest, inner-most desire is the easiest thing to do. What is hard is doing otherwise. Working toward a goal or fully accepting oneself, no matter how seemingly impossible, is actually easier than neglecting it. Let me demonstrate.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I’d love to tell you about what I’m currently working on and how it came to be. Perhaps there will be something enlightening about where my art comes from.
It is from this committing to daily practice that art is made and careers are built, and that is how I’ve been building mine. “Laplace Resonance” will be streaming on all platforms May 13th. Hope you check it out and enjoy!
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Zebulon in Glendale. I have a number of favorite venues but none as culturally rich as Zebulon Cafe. I love nature, so a drive up Highway 2 to play in the snow or a Malibu beach day are always right in my book. Even Griffith Park has loads of lesser traveled trails that make one feel miles outside of the city. Of course LA is known for it’s wonderful museums too. I often take visiting friends on a drive down Sunset Blvd starting at the PCH all the way down to Dodger Stadium, it gives a good taste of the different neighborhoods.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Special shoutouts to Ashley Norton, Jules Leyhe, Meg Adler (Letters Aligned), and Nick Bergman.
Alex Van Stone