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Issue #145: Ann Hamilton and Audra Wolowiec
The Theater Is A Blank Page 078 Cmyk

Reassembled fragments of texts and vocalizations invite audiences into the immersive installations of these two artists.

Generative Misunderstanding: Alison O’Daniel Interviewed by Anne Ellegood
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Working with sound, but not always the ear.

Lydia Ourahmane by Ben Blackmore
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The oil barrels Ourahmane shipped from Algeria to the UK became the first artwork legally exported from her home country since 1962. Her practice engages escape and displacement narratives. 

Milford Graves by Aakash Mittal​
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The percussionist combines martial arts, herbalism, acupuncture, and technology to concoct a healing potion equal parts ancient tradition and pioneering experimentation.

Meredith Monk and Jim Hodges
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The two artists consider the roles that trust and doubt play in their expressions of the ineffable.

Field Recording by Alan Courtis
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I’ve always enjoyed touring in Japan, not only because of its music but also due to its cultural peculiarities and the unique urban landscapes and soundscapes it possesses.

Field Recording by Bill Orcutt
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I had the idea of making solo music that would incorporate all my weird stuff—all my various oddball rhythms, tics, repetitions, stims, and stutters—and use them as the basis of a new idiom for the guitar.

Field Recording by John Fell Ryan
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Recording artist John Fell Ryan is the leader of the improvisatory electronic rock group Excepter, producing dozens of releases for various labels.

Field Recording by Chris Watson

The Ness is a remote and isolated place, an uninhabited no-man’s-land, for decades occupied solely by the military for practicing the dark arts of war.

Marina Rosenfeld by Tristan Shepherd
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The artist and composer stages her latest entanglement of bodies, spaces, and sounds at the Biennale de Montréal this October.

Mind Over Mirrors by Steve Gunn
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Performance, improvisation, and chasing the perfect drone.

Portfolio by Samuel Levack & Jennifer Lewandowski

Celestial Seasons

Steve Roden and Stephen Vitiello

Vitiello and Roden are often mistaken for each other. It might have something to do with their early interest in punk, Cage’s influence on their work, and their sound-based collaborations.

Nick Cave by Krystian von Speidel
​Nick Cave

Krystian von Speidel sits down with artist Nick Cave to talk about his incredible Soundsuits and his concurrent exhibits at Jack Shainman and Mary Boone Galleries. Cave shares his thoughts on pipe cleaners and fashion week, and invites everyone to come to his playground.

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