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Words Like Little Stones: Félicia Atkinson Interviewed by Ben Vida
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The sound artist on collecting and hunting for language.

Tent Music: 75 Dollar Bill’s I Was Real Reviewed by Michael Blair
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“You could dance to it, mourn with it, revel in it, or march alongside it.”

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.

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.”

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

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.

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.

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.

Arturo Ruiz del Pozo’s Composiciones Nativas and Miguel Flores’s Primitivo by Renato Gómez
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Peru is an experiment—from colony to slavery to independence to diasporic migration; from military to revolutionary to criollo dictatorship; and then from corruption to neoliberalism to democracy to, finally, more corruption. (Can someone rewind the tape and get us back to side A please?) In the 1970s, out of this motley salad of historical tensions came musicians Arturo Ruiz del Pozo and Miguel Flores, who questioned the nature of Peru’s cultural production and identity with sound.

Simone Forti by Tashi Wada​
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On the release of Al Di Là, a collection of her sound works, Forti guides us through her decades-long practice of observation, intuition, and kinaesthetic awareness.

That the Voice Is a Shared Thing: Charmaine Lee Interviewed by Conrad Tao
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The vocal improviser discusses the visceral tactility of the voice as a medium for organic and synthetic sound.

Between the Event and Sometime Later: This Is Not This Heat Interviewed by David Grubbs
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The British experimental rock group returns to the stage.

On the Chaos of Bodies: David Grubbs and John Sparagana in Conversation
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The collaborators on riots, punk, Richter, and the new book Now that the audience is assembled.

David Behrman’s Music With Memory by Clinton Krute
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We often think of music as flowing from memory or being committed to memory. Music With Memory—the title of a new LP of three ’80s-era performances of works by the composer David Behrman—implies some conversation and interplay between the two. 

The Endorithm 6 by Keith Connolly
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A selection of recently reissued music by Basil Kirchin, High Rise, Michael Cosmic, and Phill Musra Group.

Jlin by Jibade-Khalil Huffman​
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The Indiana-based producer composes intricate music from a blank slate, but her inspirations range from Nina Simone to discrete mathematics.

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