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In the Mood Room: Annie-B Parson and Holly Herndon Interviewed by Ivan Talijancic
Four female performers on a dark grey stage are caught mid-motion each with one arm up and one down.

The experimental choreographer and composer discuss their collaborative performance, The Mood Room.

In the Mood Room: Annie-B Parson and Holly Herndon Interviewed by Ivan Talijancic
Four female performers on a dark grey stage are caught mid-motion each with one arm up and one down.

The experimental choreographer and composer discuss their collaborative performance, The Mood Room.

ASUNA’s 100 Keyboards by Jacob Gordon
Naoyuki Arashi crouches over multiple keyboards at his American debut.
Anything But Traditional: Marc Ribot’s Unstrung: Rants and Stories of a Noise Guitarist by Kurt Hollander
Black-and-white portrait of Marc Ribot, an older white man with white, wispy hair. He is wearing a leather jacket and has his elbows on the table in front of him.

“My relation with the guitar is one of struggle—I’m constantly forcing it to be something else: a saxophone, a scream, a cart rolling down a hill…”

Spinning and Daydreaming: Kristin Oppenheim Interviewed by Vijay Masharani
A close up, low-angle, black-and-white portrait of Kristin Oppenheim's face. She shields her eyes from the sun with her hand and looks to one side.

On her newly released collection of circuitous sound works created in the early ’90s.

To Match the Heavens and the Earth: Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese Interviewed by Nicholas Elliott
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The Mosotho filmmaker on oral literature, forced resettlement, and stitching together the old and new.

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
Alessandra Novaga standing outside filmmaker Derek Jarman's Prospect Cottage. She is holding a bundle of sticks and laughing while looking at the ground.

An album inspired by filmmaker Derek Jarman’s Prospect Cottage.

Beyond Form: Reynols Interviewed by Jack Callahan
Studio portrait of Reynols (Alan Courtis, Miguel Tomasín, and Roberto Conlazo) against a blue background by Nikinoto

Trying to make the freest music possible.

Post-Post-Post-Era: Mats Gustafsson Interviewed by Alan Licht
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The free jazz saxophonist on new realities for experimental music.

An Evolution of Textures: Mary Halvorson and John Dieterich’s A Tangle of Stars Reviewed by Jasmine Dreame Wagner
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On preserving improvisational force and the fluid collaboration between two musicians.

Dialing Back: Lina Tullgren Interviewed by Gillian Walsh
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On resisting the limitations of genre and shifting toward a more spatial approach to composition.

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.”

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.

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.

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.

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