_This week, Dive is bringing you three Q&As from artists playing Moogfest, the electronic music festival that starts Friday night in Asheville and runs through Sunday.
First off is Peter Silberman, guitarist, singer and frontman for The Antlers. He talked to Assistant Diversions Editor Allison Hussey about the band’s goings-on in the months since its release of its second album, Burst Apart. _
DIVERSIONS: What have you liked most about making music?
PETER SILBERMAN: It’s hard to say. In the grand scheme of things, I think the fact that I’m just getting to do this at all is my favorite part of it. I’ve played guitar pretty much my whole life and never expected that I would get to do it for a living, but I’ve always wanted to. So that’s definitely part of it.
Having a good show, having a show where we feel really connected to the audience, and we’ve enjoyed ourselves while we were playing it. That’s definitely up there on the list.
And just seeing pretty much the whole world has got to be up there, too, because I never expected to travel as much as I am in my life. I remember when I was in school, my mom was always urging me to do a study abroad program, and I was just sort of like, “Nah, I don’t think so, I think I’ll just stay in New York. Whatever.” Then right out of college, I ended up traveling so much. It’s kind of crazy.