Two sound artists on noise, fractals, Bach, Cecil Taylor, the new 7 PM ritual, and whether we still have use for the word improvisation.
The sound artist on musical prejudices, metal t-shirts, and shortwave radios.
A daydream by a night owl.
“There might be more passion in amateurism than with much of the known, famous stuff. Those are the kinds of energies in music I’ve always found attractive, regardless of quality, expertise, or skill.”
“If I were to ‘play something,’ I don’t think I’d ever feel satisfied. What I really want is to take that thing and transform it, process it into something else.”
“Oh no, this is sounding too beautiful, too seamless, and too much like it was planned. I have to unravel it.”
“I do like feedback. It’s good for people. It is!”
Faux reunion shows, B-sides, new-age garage music, and packing albums to the brim.
Into the mystic with the Chicago-based guitarist and songwriter.
Duo improvisation for loop pedal, upright bass, and child.
A return to live performance after a decade-long absence.
Snowbound recording with harp and melodica and the fine art of titling songs.
Paper Clip is a weekly compilation of online articles, artifacts and other—old, new, and sometimes BOMB-related.
The cross-pollination of noise and high-energy improvised music.
To kick with sabots, to willfully destroy, especially for political advantage. The Brooklyn-based artist and musician Mika Tajima is something of a saboteur.
A banjo-playing cab driver and slipping the rug out from under the listener.
Internal brain music, The Garnet Toucan and sick jet ski videos.