Re-embracing the full sonic spectrum in the era of binary digital sound.
The composer and multimedia artist on raising awareness of the Asian experience during the pandemic.
The free jazz saxophonist on new realities for experimental music.
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.
On writing music to the poems of Nick Flynn, Marie Howe, Natalie Diaz, and others.
On preserving improvisational force and the fluid collaboration between two musicians.
On resisting the limitations of genre and shifting toward a more spatial approach to composition.
With contributions from Okkyung Lee, Alan Licht, Aakash Mittal, and more.
The life of mutant-pop songwriter Peter Ivers was really something.
The sound artist on collecting and hunting for language.
“You could dance to it, mourn with it, revel in it, or march alongside it.”
The composer and percussionist’s Autoschediasms language invites collaborative composition between a conductor and musicians by employing a lexicon of gestures and textual cues.
Art as flotation device.
This fall, Concentric Circles will press to vinyl Heterophonious Fool—composer Jack Briece’s sole commercially-released recording…
A perfect hybrid of minimalism and spiritual jazz.
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.