Steven R. Smith is one of the most prolific underground musicians working today. In addition to his numerous solo works including Hala Strana and more recently Ulaan Khol, he is a member of a number of influential collaborations such Thuja and Mirza. He is also a print maker and instrument builder, and from what I can tell from corresponding with him, a mensch. Important Records recently released his collaboration with clarinetist Gareth Davis, Westering and on the horizon is the forthcoming LP Cities. Smith was kind enough to answer some pestering questions.