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Ron Athey by Zackary Drucker
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From the Pentecostal churches of his youth to ’80s underground Goth punk and queer clubs to museums around the world, an iconic performance artist tells his story.

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.”

Ohal by Jesse Ruddock
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“It’s like bouncing ideas back and forth with a friend, but the friend is you.”

Wim Wenders by Hillary Weston
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An iconic filmmaker’s remarks on his most memorable soundtracks.

Noveller by Tobias Carroll
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Sci-fi, Texas, and the business of sonic landscaping.

Béla Tarr, Fred Kelemen, & Mihály Víg by Michael Guarneri
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Filmmaking as a collective project.

Kai Althoff by David Grubbs
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Althoff engages multiple art modes—from painting to making music, as a band member of Workshop and under the pseudonym Fanal.

Consciousness by Kyra Kordoski
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Consciousness, a performance lecture by Marcus du Sautoy featuring music by James Holden and visuals by one of us at the Barbican.

Juan Carlos Alom by Lucy Raven
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On a recent trip to Cuba I visited the studio of photographer and filmmaker Juan Carlos Alom in the small beach village of Cojimar, outside Havana.

Steve Reich and Beryl Korot by Julia Wolfe
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One stormy night this summer in New York, I trekked over to Steve Reich and Beryl Korot’s place to see and hear their new video opera, Three Tales

Lou Reed by Tim Nye
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This veteran rocker still has a trick or two up his sleeve. He talks about his Live album, as well as a documentary by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders on his career.

Amistad: The Opera by Rone Shavers
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Amistad, an opera commissioned by Philadelphia and Chicago, is not merely a musical remake of the film but a complex and conundrum-filled version of a tragic event.

Olu Dara by Tracie Morris
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From the Okra Orchestra’s fast and funky sounds to his first album, In The World, this Mississippi trickster serves his music HOT. Rhythm and blues to theater and be-bop, Olu Dara is always the ultimate storyteller

Gerald Busby by Craig Lucas
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Gerald Busby (deep breath!) made his professional debut as a pianist at 15; toured the Southwest with evangelist Angel Martinez; studied under Charles Laughton, Burgess Meredith, and Frank Lloyd Wright at Baylor University;

Howard Shore by Amos Poe
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What do the following films have in common: The BroodPlaces In the HeartAfter HoursThe FlyBigDead RingersNaked LunchThe Silence of the LambsSingle White FemaleMrs. DoubtfirePhiladelphiaEd WoodSeven, and Crash

Mike Figgis  by Bette Gordon
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Director Mike Figgis composed his film, Leaving Las Vegas, like a jazz score. It soars and crashes, and soars again.

Joel Thome by Suzanne McElfresh
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From twelve-tone compositions to conducting improvisations, Joel Thome discusses what it was like to record music with Frank Zappa.

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