Rebecca Goldberg presents TROIS CENT TROIS

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Rebecca Goldberg wrote TROIS CENT TROIS as an aural memoir with reflections of a late summer road trip through France in 2021. In TCT, Rebecca sonically guides us through the thrill of a new adventure and the risks involved in a time of overall uncertainty.

We have had the pleasure of interviewing her and this has been the result.

How would you present your work to someone who doesn’t know you?


And your last work: TROIS CENT TROIS? Where is it born? And where do you want to lead?

TROIS CENT TROIS is my 4th solo EP on Detroit Underground. I wrote TROIS CENT TROIS as an audio-memoir with musings from a late-summer road trip across France in 2021. The trip that I took involved touring through various guinguettes in the most beautiful parts of the country as well as in the heart of Paris.

What message would you like to convey to the public?

The first song, the title track, “TROIS CENT TROIS”, is the French way to say 3-0-3. Like my previous work on Detroit Underground, acid is the EP’s predominant sound. The next stop, A2 track “Le Détroits,” is an acidic metaphor for the celestial beauty of the French countryside. Face A ends with “The Perception of our Power,” a Ghettotech cut that’s full of Detroit-funky/beloved-in-Paris bounce.

Flip to Face B and bathe in the acid arpeggiation of the lead-off track Paradoxe du Plaisir (Pleasure Paradox in English), referring to the practical difficulties encountered in the pursuit of pleasure. The destination B2 track, What It Means (To Start Over in a Ruined World), waxes poetic on the explanation with throbbing percussion and call and response rhythms.

What do you want to convey in this work? What is the concept behind?

It is my intention to use sound to guide the listener through the emotion of new adventure and the risks involved during a time of global uncertainty.

As for your studio, what is it currently composed of?

I have a small studio with a set of hardware instruments I have accumulated over the years. I am a big fan of the Roland AIRA series and have a few pieces from that collection which are my absolute favorites.

What is the one instrument you would never get rid of, no matter what?


What was the last record store you visited? And what did you salvage from there?

There is no shortage of great record shops here in Detroit, and I also try to frequent them when I am travelling when time permits. Locally, Detroit Threads, Detroit Record Club and Spot Lite are my top picks which contribute a lot to my music collection.

Do you have hope for the future of music? How would you like the future of the music industry to be?

Although the music industry, like many creative industries, is extremely saturated, I also think it’s easier than ever for artists to directly connect with their fans as well as develop new followers. I love this about being involved in music and hope to see that personability continue.

Can you reveal some future projects to us?

I have a few late spring gigs coming up in Iceland and then taking a break to work on what’s to come!

What makes you happy?

Freedom and independence in creativity and all of life.


Written by: Alejandro Serrano

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