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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

Shadow Selves by Frances Richard
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Palimpsests and invocation in Marjorie Welish’s So What So That

Play On by David Hobbs
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Music that never was in Nathaniel Mackey’s Late ArcadeDavid Hobbs

Thomas White by Nicholas Elliott

“If someone hands over their repertory theater group to you, what are you going to do with them?”

Peter Bradley by Steve Cannon, Quincy Troupe & Cannon Hersey
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“I don’t want to mention names, but there are several black artists that would like to shoot me today because they weren’t in that show. Some of them are dead, but the ones that aren’t dead still give me a lot of bullshit every time I see them.”

Stephon Alexander’s The Jazz of Physics and Jace Clayton’s Uproot by Paul D. Miller
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We tend to forget that it was an artist, Nam June Paik, who coined the term “electronic superhighway.” It synthesizes some of the most intriguing aspects of how art, digital media, and language intersect in today’s global culture.

Jon Gibson by Britton Powell
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Whether you’re drawing a straight line or zig-zagging through the history of American Minimalist music, there is one person you’re bound to meet.

Wadada Leo Smith by John Corbett
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“I think that creative improvisation music models the democratic principle. Heads of state and legislative bodies could learn a lot from this practice.”

Geoff Dyer by Ryan Chapman
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“I’m glad that the work is still proving elusive enough to resist attempts to gather it all up in a critical hamper or net.”

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.”

Vijay Iyer by Mendi Obadike & Keith Obadike
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“Asymmetry is part of what makes us human, and it’s what makes our actions feel human. And we only know that because we can have a programmer make something play ‘perfectly,’ and it sounds terrible.”

John Corbett by Andrew Lampert
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“The records I don’t listen to are as important as the ones I do.”

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

Matana Roberts by Christopher Stackhouse
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Saxophonist and composer Matana Roberts combines music, storytelling, and political activism. On the occasion of the release of Chapter Three in her ongoing Coin Coin series, Christopher Stackhouse prompts her to talk about her background and vision.

Ryley Walker by Andrew Cedermark
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Into the mystic with the Chicago-based guitarist and songwriter.

Cecil Taylor by César Aira
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Dawn in Manhattan. In the first, tentative light, a black prostitute is walking back to her room after a night’s work. 

Ariel Kalma by Jefre Cantu-Ledesma & Maxwell August Croy
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Harmony in chaos, and the eternal now.

Maher Shalal Hash Baz by Keith Connolly
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Nostalgia, rhythm, and synchronicity.

Chris Corsano by Michael Barron
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The cross-pollination of noise and high-energy improvised music.

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