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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.

The Endorithm 5 by Keith Connolly
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A selection of recent and reissued music by Circuit des Yeux, Áine O’Dwyer, German Oak, The Yardbirds, Davy Graham, and more.

Looking Back on 2017: Music
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Featuring selections by Jem Cohen, Keith Connolly, Britton Powell, Alan Courtis, Byron Westbrook, and more.

Field Recording(s) by Ugly Duckling Presse 
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A new series from UDP presents poets on vinyl. 

Field Recording by Eve Essex
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After being prompted to do field recording for this project, I went into nature, looking for novel sounds, and was surprised to find that, in the end, what really caught my attention were my most immediate surroundings—my home and practice space.

Yoshi Wada by Tashi Wada
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“I was doing some plumbing work for a living and picked up a piece of pipe, blew into it, and it created a very good sound. So, I began building instruments.”

The Necks by Clare Cooper
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“There has to be a social music.”

Erik Satie’s A Mammal’s Notebook by Anthony Huberman
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One way to understand the work of Erik Satie is to imagine a place somewhere between two opposite artistic poles: James McNeill Whistler and Robert Filliou.

Mike Cooper & Steve Gunn by Clinton Krute
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Blues, free improvisation, Portugal, and the abstract truth.

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