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Let's Get To Know Architrave

Jennifer & Paul of Architrave
All questions answered by Jennifer Maher Coleman

1- Where did you grow up?

Mostly just outside of Chicago, but spent some years as a kid in Trenton, NJ and also Duluth, Minnesota. I’ve been in Upstate NY for most of my adult life. It’s notable that I was a teenager in Chicago just as house music was emerging there in the 80’s.

2- What is one of the first songs you remember liking as a kid?

My mom bought the Donna Summer /Giorgio Morodor “I Feel Love” 45 when I was little and I remember dancing deliriously to it, utterly overwhelmed with ecstatic joy.

3- What influenced you to get into music?

I’ve always sung, written songs and poetry, and also had a particular love for dance music, all things that seemed complicated to meld for many years… I tried to play guitar but couldn’t successfully make the music I envisioned with just guitar and voice. I also had a long career as a house music dj, but everything came together when I met Paul (Coleman) and he and I started music projects together. He encouraged me to produce my own electronic music, explore synthesizers, and bring all that together with my singing.