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Riding the Spiral: Lubomyr Melnyk Interviewed by Stephanie Berzon
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The revered composer, and fastest piano player alive, discusses his Continuous Music practice as a spiritual force.

Riding the Spiral: Lubomyr Melnyk Interviewed by Stephanie Berzon
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The revered composer, and fastest piano player alive, discusses his Continuous Music practice as a spiritual force.

Valerie June by Celisse
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June explores the roots—and the promise—of blues, gospel, and folk music on her new album, The Moon and Stars: Prescriptions for Dreamers.


This excerpt is from BOMB’s Spring 2021 issue.

Listening to the Heart: Jacob Kirkegaard Interviewed by Julie Martin
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Recordings of endless border walls, vast piles of garbage, and organs in the human body.

Tashi Dorji and Aaron Turner
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In a two-way interview, the musicians talk about their approach to metal and improvisational music that navigates chaos and the division between genres.

Contextualizing the Repertoire: Julia Bullock Interviewed by Arya Roshanian
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On addressing systemic issues and creating access in the classical music industry.

Hypnotic and Historical Power: Taibach Interviewed by Alex Lau
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The anonymous industrial music duo on engaging the ideological minefield of US-Taiwan-China relations.

What Sustained Us: Music
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For this particularly challenging year, we’ve asked IONE, Lea Bertucci, Craig Taborn, Mary Halvorson, Felicia Atkinson, Miho Hatori, and Matana Roberts to tell us what sustained them.

Black Unity Trio’s Al-Fatihah by Matthew Rivera
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Reissued for the first time after fifty years, the Black Unity Trio’s rare and explosive free jazz album Al-Fatihah still resonates with the sounds of solidarity amid a scene of intense political struggle.

At the World’s Edge: Alessandra Novaga Interviewed by Alan Licht
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An album inspired by filmmaker Derek Jarman’s Prospect Cottage.

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.

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