Experimental Music

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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
Circuit des Yeux

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

Blues, free improvisation, Portugal, and the abstract truth.

Helado Negro by Ari Spool

Universal languages, performing in a trance, and the benefits of losing your work.

Jason Lescalleet by Ben Hall
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A banjo-playing cab driver and slipping the rug out from under the listener.

K. Leimer by Alexis Georgopolous
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“Ambient” music, found sound, and valuing process over product.

Amen Dunes by Ian Kim Judd

Channeling acid-folk, drone, and straight up rock ‘n’ roll.

Juana Molina by Paola Capó García

Language barriers, meaningless titles, and what it takes to “bake a cake.”

William Tyler by Andrew Aylward

Composition for solo guitar and its discontents.

 Robert Beatty by Matthew Erickson
​Takeshi Murata

Musician Robert Beatty discusses his visual art, collaborative with filmmaker Takeshi Murata, and projects Hair Police and Three Legged Race.

Premiere: Matmos’s “Luminous Rings”

Watch Matmos’s new video, directed by M.C. Schmidt, for “Luminous Rings,” a bonus track from their recent album.

Dirty Beaches by Luke Carr
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East Vancouver’s Dirty Beaches talks over unfiltered Lucky Strikes about his recent visit to Tennessee, the gifts and curses of success, and channeling his father’s rock-and-roll youth.

Gil Scott-Heron’s I’m New Here by Douglas Singleton
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Unlike the sharply critical records he became renowned for in the ’70s, Gil Scott-Heron’s I’m New Here is personal rather than political in nature, reeking of fatigue, if not perseverance. 

Joan La Barbara and Ne(x)tworks at Roulette by Nick Hallett
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Joan La Barbara staged an excerpt from her opera-in-progress Angels, Demons, and other Muses last Thursday. Nick Hallett describes the otherworldly sounds she created with the experimental music community Ne(x)tworks.

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