if a song could be freedom mixtape 011 – Paredon Records is produced by Erin Yanke and Alec Icky Dunn. “Founded in 1969 by Barbara Dane and Irwin Silber, Paredon Records was part of a wave of cultural expression that accompanied the worldwide struggle for economic, racial, and social justice and national liberation of the mid-twentieth century.” The following is an interview Erin and Alec conducted for their article in Signal: 03.
Interview by Alec Dunn and Erin Yanke Dec 24, 2012. Editing by Erin Yanke August, 2015.
Erin Yanke is a documentarian. She works in the mediums of audio, print, and video. Her work focuses on themes of the untold story, the unheard voice, how place can shape a life, comparative experience across identities, and the importance of the clean and sharp edit. Her many projects include 20+ years of radio production, audio zines, self published magazines, audio books, quite a few demo tapes, and a few pieces of vinyl.
Recent projects include the video installation of Every Now And Then You Win in the Streetopia Art Exhibit at the Luggage Store Gallery in San Francisco, an interview (with Alec Dunn) with Barbara Dane from Paradon Records in Signal: A Journal of Internatinal Political Graphics and Culture, and co-producing (with Moe Bowstern) the audio zine Xtra Tuf #6.75: Report from Uyak Bay.
She is currently the Program Director of KBOO Community Radio in Portland, OR, and Roadie for El Demasiado.