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Inhuman Sound: An Interview with Matmos by Britton Powell
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“Experience is what you get when you don’t get what you want.”

The Endorithm 4 by Keith Connolly
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A selection of recent and reissued music by Elysia Crampton, Brother Ah, Anom Vitruv, C-Schulz, and Frans Zwartjes

Okkyung Lee and Ikue Mori
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Two improvisers and composers discuss their involvement in New York’s experimental music scene.

DeForrest Brown Jr. & Bill Kouligas
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“How do you draw information out if you aren’t involved and in love with it.”

John Mills-Cockell by Robert Beatty
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Electronic composer and synth pioneer Mills-Cockell on his genre-defying work with Syrinx and Intersystems—early forays beyond pop and psychedelia.

All Is but Circuitry by Steve Dalachinsky

On the 50th anniversary of 9 Evenings: Theatre and Engineering, an intergenerational concert series celebrates the technological innovations of the 1960s New York avant-garde. Times have changed.

Helen Money & Jan St. Werner
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“Once a sound is released it’s out there, and you can’t do anything more with it, but I have this weird obsession with continuously shaping it somehow.”

Marina Rosenfeld by Tristan Shepherd
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The artist and composer stages her latest entanglement of bodies, spaces, and sounds at the Biennale de Montréal this October.

Field Recording by Zaïmph
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The piece develops as a process of observed phenomena. To start, I make some marks, improvise. Forms exist outside my direction. Black shadows, deep cracks. I document, combine, distort.

Peaches by Zachary Small
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“I grew up having to sing along to very patriarchal, male, straight viewpoints—lyrics that had nothing to do with me.”

Ohal by Jesse Ruddock
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“It’s like bouncing ideas back and forth with a friend, but the friend is you.”

Hieroglyphic Being by Kevin Beasley
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“Somebody takes an idea, then pushes it further. It elevates everybody.”

Masaki Batoh by Ben Chasny
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“I still seek for eternity, which maybe is like a rainbow-colored butterfly flying away, suddenly in front of your face.”

Cold Beat by Gary Canino
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“A big part of music for me has always been advocacy, and about having a space where people who feel marginalized by society can do things together.”

Jim O’Rourke by Jay Sanders
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O’Rourke and Sanders go over the complex layerings—from lyrics to mixes to the LP’s cover—in O’Rourke’s recent pop album, Simple Songs.

Ben Zimmerman by Sara Magenheimer
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“I smear sounds the way you smudge paint.”

Palmbomen by Gary Canino
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Musician Kai Hugo on conspiracy theorists, cassette tapes, and video confabulations.

Sam Prekop & Zak Prekop
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One billion tiny dots, a modular synthesizer, and Japanese ceramics.

Joshua Abrams & Nathan Bowles by Clinton Krute
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Memory, texture, and tradition.

Jana Hunter by Gary Canino
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Synths, nostalgia, and anti-artist capitalist ideology.

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