Ted Reichman is an accordianist and composer who lived in New York City from 1994-2006. During his time here he worked with everyone from Anthony Coleman, Elysian Fields, The Claudia Quintet, David Krakauer and many more. It was also during that time that Ted worked closely with John and Melissa Caruso Scott to start Tonic, one the world's most crucial venues for experimental music from 1998-2007. For this talk Ted and I discuss his time with Anthony Braxton, his move to New York, how Tonic came to be, his move to Boston and the current state of affairs for creative people who are trying to function in the world. This is a great and enlightening talk and I feel delighted and honored to share it with you.