Q

Musician Chad VanGaalen on juggling his personal life with his artistic passions

Chad VanGaalen is not only a musician, he's also a producer, a visual artist, a music video director and a dad. VanGaalen stopped by the q studio to play a few songs and to talk about how he's still recovering from a big loss.
Chad VanGaalen's sixth album, Light Information, is out now. (Marc Rimmer)
Listen13:48

Chad VanGaalen uses his voice, music and visual art to create surreal worlds of sound, pictures and emotion. His work has not only garnered him attention as a solo artist, but equal acclaim for his work with Timber Timbre and the cartoon network's Adult Swim. His latest album is called Light Information, but unlike the multimedia worlds he's created in the past, this is a world VanGaalen doesn't want to be a part of anymore.

Today, VanGaalen joins Tom Power for a performance and chat about his music, fatherhood and the anxiety of juggling his personal life with his artistic passions.

Produced by Ty Callender

Comments

To encourage thoughtful and respectful conversations, first and last names will appear with each submission to CBC/Radio-Canada's online communities (except in children and youth-oriented communities). Pseudonyms will no longer be permitted.

By submitting a comment, you accept that CBC has the right to reproduce and publish that comment in whole or in part, in any manner CBC chooses. Please note that CBC does not endorse the opinions expressed in comments. Comments on this story are moderated according to our Submission Guidelines. Comments are welcome while open. We reserve the right to close comments at any time.