C. Spencer Yeh
The sound artist on musical prejudices, metal t-shirts, and shortwave radios.
The New York-based painter and video artist on the tragicomic nature of wannabes and scenesters.
“There might be more passion in amateurism than with much of the known, famous stuff. Those are the kinds of energies in music I’ve always found attractive, regardless of quality, expertise, or skill.”
“If I were to ‘play something,’ I don’t think I’d ever feel satisfied. What I really want is to take that thing and transform it, process it into something else.”
Selections by Deana Lawson, C. Spencer Yeh, Andrew Bourne, Orit Gat, Clinton Krute, and Brian Evenson.