Smart bets: The Orbiting Human Circus

Julian Koster, whose musical saw can be heard in Neutral Milk Hotel and The Music Tapes, created a narrative podcast last fall. “The Orbiting Human Circus (of the Air)” explores the dreamlike phenomena in the daily life of the Eiffel Tower’s janitor. The Music Tapes released an EP this spring with music inspired by and featured on the podcast. “Mystery and the unexpected can be so powerful and fun,” Koster says of the impetus for the project. “Being able to lose yourself and have a special time in some sort of adventure is one of the best parts of being a human. It’s such a privilege to work at arranging that for people.” Music and stories meld in The Orbiting Human Circus tour, which stops at The Grey Eagle on Tuesday, May 30, at 9 p.m. $15. Photo by Bryant Miller

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Writer scribbling away in the shaky lines of the mountains.

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