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Tarik Kiswanson by Asiya Wadud
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The artist and poet discusses his childhood as a first-generation Palestinian immigrant, the formation of selfhood in preadolescence, and the psychology of drifting.

Tarik Kiswanson by Asiya Wadud
Still from Tarik Kiswanson's AS DEEP AS I COULD REMEMBER, AS FAR AS I COULD SEE

The artist and poet discusses his childhood as a first-generation Palestinian immigrant, the formation of selfhood in preadolescence, and the psychology of drifting.

Listening to the Heart: Jacob Kirkegaard Interviewed by Julie Martin
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Recordings of endless border walls, vast piles of garbage, and organs in the human body.

Caroline Catz’s Delia Derbyshire: The Myths and the Legendary Tapes by Max Pearl
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TV shows and films about alternate dimensions or alien planets are only convincing when paired with sounds that also seem otherworldly.

Growth Potential: Lisa Harris Interviewed by IONE​
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On her new album with Nicole Mitchell, EarthSeed, inspired by Octavia Butler’s prescient series of Afrofuturist Parables.

The Space of Music: Carl Craig Interviewed by Joe Bucciero
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Bringing techno into the museum.

Issue #152: Craig Taborn by Camille Norment
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Two sound artists on noise, fractals, Bach, Cecil Taylor, the new 7 PM ritual, and whether we still have use for the word improvisation.

Meta-Instruments: Lea Bertucci and Noah Wall
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The sound artists discuss their recent site-specific projects and the revolutionary potential of reclaiming public space through sound.

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

Jasmine Guffond’s Microphone Permission by Kristen Kubecka
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This spring, Vienna’s experimental label for “new punk computer music,” Editions Mego, releases an anxiety-inducing record by Australian-born, Berlin-based sound artist Jasmine Guffond.

Sound and Sculpture: Susan Philipsz Interviewed by James McAnally
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A foundational sound artist presents a career-spanning overview.

Looking Back: BOMB on the Past Decade in Music
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With contributions from Okkyung Lee, Alan Licht, Aakash Mittal, and more.

Words Like Little Stones: Félicia Atkinson Interviewed by Ben Vida
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The sound artist on collecting and hunting for language.

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.

Rooked: Jeff Witscher Interviewed by Sam Wolk
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The electronic musician talks chess, information, and creating “sound music.”

One Piece: The Great Salt by Jace Clayton
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The artist talks about sound art and the historical record.

Sculpting the Uncanny: Julianne Swartz Interviewed by Mathilde Walker-Billaud
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The artist on voice, intimacy, and the physicality of sound.

Looking Back: BOMB Contributors on Art in 2018
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Featuring selections by Matthew Jeffrey Abrams, Emmanuel Iduma, Kaitlyn A. Kramer, Ashley Stull Meyers, and more.

For Eyes and Ears: Ursula Block Interviewed by Alan Licht
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The founder of gelbe MUSIK, the renowned record store and gallery space, speaks about its history.

Ursula Le Guin and Todd Barton: Music and Poetry of the Kesh by Matthew Erickson
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Ancient music to accompany a sci-fi novel.

Sculpture and Sound: Naama Tsabar Interviewed by Naomi Lev
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Blending objects with performance.

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