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Rufus Wainwright by Rakesh Satyal
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Wainwright talks about his tenth studio album, the “anemic” state of pop lyrics, and why Leonard Cohen—not Bob Dylan—should have won the Nobel Prize.

Rufus Wainwright by Rakesh Satyal
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Wainwright talks about his tenth studio album, the “anemic” state of pop lyrics, and why Leonard Cohen—not Bob Dylan—should have won the Nobel Prize.

A Gospel in Stillness: Sarah Davachi Interviewed by Stephanie Berzon
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Accessing the interiority of sounds.

Field Recording by Miho Hatori
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In May, BOMB asked artists how COVID-19 and quarantine were affecting their creative process. How were they making art now?

Lafawndah’s The Fifth Season by Lily Sperry
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Lafawndah extends outward, drawing on the emotionally charged myths of N.K. Jemisin’s Broken Earth trilogy to guide her.

Growth Potential: Lisa Harris Interviewed by IONE​
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On her new album with Nicole Mitchell, EarthSeed, inspired by Octavia Butler’s prescient series of Afrofuturist Parables.

Issue #152: Craig Taborn by Camille Norment
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Two sound artists on noise, fractals, Bach, Cecil Taylor, the new 7 PM ritual, and whether we still have use for the word improvisation.

Field Recording by Tashi Wada & Julia Holter
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In May, BOMB asked artists how COVID-19 and quarantine were affecting their creative process. How were they making art now?

Inherently Interdisciplinary: Jasmine Dreame Wagner Interviewed by Robert Rubsam
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The artist on how her practices influence one another, who gets to be a “Renaissance man,” and the significance of DIY ethics.

Beyond Form: Reynols Interviewed by Jack Callahan
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Trying to make the freest music possible.

An Album Against Extinction: Sciamachy Reviewed by Ruby Brunton
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The poet Anne Waldman leads a global musical collaboration.

Meta-Instruments: Lea Bertucci and Noah Wall
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The sound artists discuss their recent site-specific projects and the revolutionary potential of reclaiming public space through sound.

The Lost Art of Raw Recording by Ian Brennan
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Re-embracing the full sonic spectrum in the era of binary digital sound.

Connective Threads: Sugar Vendil’s A Vocal Record by Jasmine Dreame Wagner
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The composer and multimedia artist on raising awareness of the Asian experience during the pandemic.

Post-Post-Post-Era: Mats Gustafsson Interviewed by Alan Licht
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The free jazz saxophonist on new realities for experimental music.

Jasmine Guffond’s Microphone Permission by Kristen Kubecka
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This spring, Vienna’s experimental label for “new punk computer music,” Editions Mego, releases an anxiety-inducing record by Australian-born, Berlin-based sound artist Jasmine Guffond.

The Art of the Word: Patty Larkin Interviewed by Yvonne Conza
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On writing music to the poems of Nick Flynn, Marie Howe, Natalie Diaz, and others.

An Evolution of Textures: Mary Halvorson and John Dieterich’s A Tangle of Stars Reviewed by Jasmine Dreame Wagner
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On preserving improvisational force and the fluid collaboration between two musicians.

Dialing Back: Lina Tullgren Interviewed by Gillian Walsh
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On resisting the limitations of genre and shifting toward a more spatial approach to composition.

Looking Back: BOMB on the Past Decade in Music
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With contributions from Okkyung Lee, Alan Licht, Aakash Mittal, and more.

Becoming Peter Ivers by Clinton Krute
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The life of mutant-pop songwriter Peter Ivers was really something.

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