Discover MFA Programs in Art and Writing
The sound artist on musical prejudices, metal t-shirts, and shortwave radios.
The pioneering ambient music artist discusses the computer programs, musicians, and spaces that shape his soundscapes.
The first time I heard something on Nyege Nyege Tapes was on computer speakers. For once, the promotional blurb wasn’t hyperbolic …
Coaxing elegies from tape loops, the composer propels us from the San Fernando Valley to deep space, then into “the long-form beyond.”
The secrets are boxed within. That’s what I thought two years ago in Quezon City, where I was doing research at the University of the Philippines Center for Ethnomusicology.
The electronic musician talks chess, information, and creating “sound music.”
The actress and singer contemplates family, language, and the nature of true artistry.
The improvisor and composer contemplates polyphonic pathways and reaching past the self.
The musician delves into the sonic properties and generative caprice of resonating bowls of water and melting blocks of ice—instruments that propel her latest album, Musique Hydromantique.
A selection of recently reissued music by Takehisa Kosugi, Roger Doyle, Laurie Spiegel, Luciano Cilio, and Dennis Weise.
Featuring selections by Steve Dalachinsky, Mark Fell, David Grubbs, Charmaine Lee, and more.
The performers recount their experiences with Henning Christiansen and his work.
The founder of gelbe MUSIK, the renowned record store and gallery space, speaks about its history.
The two musicians converse about their working-class upbringing, the elitism of the avant-garde, and the politics of goofiness.
The inventive electronic musician discusses collaboration, method, and digital distribution.
Before the premiere of their multimedia collaboration LIGATURE, visual artist Auerbach and saxophonist Hillmer talk about connectivity, geometry, and the nature of mind.
Peru is an experiment—from colony to slavery to independence to diasporic migration; from military to revolutionary to criollo dictatorship; and then from corruption to neoliberalism to democracy to, finally, more corruption. (Can someone rewind the tape and get us back to side A please?) In the 1970s, out of this motley salad of historical tensions came musicians Arturo Ruiz del Pozo and Miguel Flores, who questioned the nature of Peru’s cultural production and identity with sound.
Ever the reductionist, three decades deep into a sprawling, marrowy discography, Japanese noise legend Tori Kudo has produced what he’s called a “life work” that, unsurprisingly, defies simple classification.
The vocal improviser discusses the visceral tactility of the voice as a medium for organic and synthetic sound.
The experimental guitarist talks patterns, resonance, and her latest album.