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Tyshawn Sorey by Claire Chase
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The composer and percussionist’s Autoschediasms language invites collaborative composition between a conductor and musicians by employing a lexicon of gestures and textual cues.

Drawn Out of the Muck of America: Lonnie Holley Interviewed by Allie Tepper
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Art as flotation device.

Amplified Objects: id m theft able Interviewed by C. Spencer Yeh
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The sound artist on musical prejudices, metal t-shirts, and shortwave radios.

Jack Briece’s Heterophonious Fool by Tyler Maxin
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This fall, Concentric Circles will press to vinyl Heterophonious Fool—composer Jack Briece’s sole commercially-released recording…

Joshua Abrams & Natural Information Society’s Mandatory Reality by Ben Vida
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A perfect hybrid of minimalism and spiritual jazz.

The Serene Background of the Future: Yoshio Ojima Interviewed by Spencer Doran
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The pioneering ambient music artist discusses the computer programs, musicians, and spaces that shape his soundscapes.

Nyege Nyege Tapes by Simon Gabriel
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The first time I heard something on Nyege Nyege Tapes was on computer speakers. For once, the promotional blurb wasn’t hyperbolic …

William Basinski by Lea Bertucci
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Coaxing elegies from tape loops, the composer propels us from the San Fernando Valley to deep space, then into “the long-form beyond.”

Everywhere at Once: José Maceda’s Musical Territory by Aki Onda
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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.

Rooked: Jeff Witscher Interviewed by Sam Wolk
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The electronic musician talks chess, information, and creating “sound music.”

Organizing Accidents: Charlotte Gainsbourg Interviewed by William J. Simmons
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The actress and singer contemplates family, language, and the nature of true artistry.

In Flow: Peter Evans Interviewed by Sam Weinberg
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The improvisor and composer contemplates polyphonic pathways and reaching past the self.

Tomoko Sauvage by Britton Powell
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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.

The Endorithm 7 by Keith Connolly
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A selection of recently reissued music by Takehisa Kosugi, Roger Doyle, Laurie Spiegel, Luciano Cilio, and Dennis Weise.

Looking Back: BOMB Contributors on Music in 2018
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Featuring selections by Steve Dalachinsky, Mark Fell, David Grubbs, Charmaine Lee, and more.

The Soil That Things Grew From: Ute Wassermann and Werner Durand Interviewed by Mark Harwood
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The performers recount their experiences with Henning Christiansen and his work.

For Eyes and Ears: Ursula Block Interviewed by Alan Licht
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The founder of gelbe MUSIK, the renowned record store and gallery space, speaks about its history.

Full Wack and Tender, Too: Shelley Hirsch Interviewed by Peter Stampfel
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The two musicians converse about their working-class upbringing, the elitism of the avant-garde, and the politics of goofiness.

Elaborate Intuition: Bergsonist Interviewed by Greg Zifcak
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The inventive electronic musician discusses collaboration, method, and digital distribution.

Tauba Auerbach and Sam Hillmer
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Before the premiere of their multimedia collaboration LIGATURE, visual artist Auerbach and saxophonist Hillmer talk about connectivity, geometry, and the nature of mind.

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