New York Live Arts presents
A new series from UDP presents poets on vinyl.
A daydream by a night owl.
“Experience is what you get when you don’t get what you want.”
I met Mark in 2012 on a two-week tour from Montreal to Kentucky. He had just released a set of home recordings from 1976 called Digging in the Dust on the Tompkins Square label, and we had a great time driving around and getting to know each other.
A selection of recent and reissued music by Elysia Crampton, Brother Ah, Anom Vitruv, C-Schulz, and Frans Zwartjes
There are actually two recordings here, made many months apart and then superimposed on one another.
In the spirit of all Augusts, endured and half-remembered, some music-memory beach reading from two parallel realities.
I’ve always enjoyed touring in Japan, not only because of its music but also due to its cultural peculiarities and the unique urban landscapes and soundscapes it possesses.
Two improvisers and composers discuss their involvement in New York’s experimental music scene.
A selection of recent and reissued music by Madrigal, Ulver, Royal Trux, and Bill Orcutt
I had the idea of making solo music that would incorporate all my weird stuff—all my various oddball rhythms, tics, repetitions, stims, and stutters—and use them as the basis of a new idiom for the guitar.
Recording artist John Fell Ryan is the leader of the improvisatory electronic rock group Excepter, producing dozens of releases for various labels.
A selection of recent and reissued music by Don Cherry, Pierre Henry, Dominique Lawalree, and Phew
Aakash Mittal is a performing artist and composer who employs colorful dissonance, meditative silence, and angular rhythm to express environments ranging from the American West to the streets of Kolkata.
“How do you draw information out if you aren’t involved and in love with it.”
On a crisp morning in March, we approach the site. It appears in the distance on the windswept beach just as the sand gives way to dunes. The ocean roars to our right.
“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.”
The prolific New York lyricist digs into songcraft on the occasion of his new autobiographical album, 50 Song Memoir.
“Activism always involves a kind of coalition building, but the kind of community art is capable of building extends further, to the dead and the unborn.”