Latest Interviews

  • Interview with

    Marco Blaauw

    FACTS: 1: Inhale 2: Exhale 3: Curious what will happen next ———————————————————————————— QUESTIONS: 1. What is the biggest inspiration for your music? The world we live in and all the sounds that surround me. 2. How and when did you get into making music? In the small village where I grew up, I was offered trumpet lessons at age 11: A great ...

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    Gamut Inc

    The retro-futuristic ensemble gamut inc makes musical theatre and plays computer-controlled music machines that they develop themselves. The ensemble is made up of a growing number of self-playing, acoustic music machines that are controlled live by computer and are developed especially for and by gamut inc. Out of a collaboration with the Logos Foundation in Gent, the largest robot orchestra in the ...

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    Akiko Ahrendt

    Akiko Ahrendt was born in Rüsselsheim and now lives in Cologne, Germany. Akiko’s music focuses on uncommon live settings with sound in collective processes as well as in solo projects. Akiko has featured as performer and violinist in groups such as radikaltranslation, orange gruppe, Rundfunk-TanzOrchesterEhrenfeld, ensemble garage and Contrechamps. Mostly on the violin, Akiko creates improvisational and interpretive compositions/compilations with recorded material ...

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    Lucy Railton

    Emerging from a long-term engagement with contemporary music the British, Berlin-based musician Lucy Railton is active as both a performer in new music and improvisation, and writes her own music for cello, electronics and field recordings, releasing solo records on the labels Editions Mego/GRM and Modern Love, and in collaboration with Peter Zinovieff on PAN. She has been involved in countless projects ...

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    John Bence

    John Bence uses music to probe the deepest recesses of the human psyche. Over a handful of releases the composer has already built up a striking body of work bound by an incredible clarity of vision. His elegiac works occupy an omnivorous sound-world, assimilating elements of British avant-garde and electronic music, classical tradition and sacred medieval song into cavernous, sepulchral compositions. Early ...

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    Andrea Parkins

    Andrea Parkins is a Berlin-based sound artist, composer, and electroacoustic musician who engages with interactive electronics as compositional/performative process. She is known for her pioneering gestural/textural approach on her electronically processed accordion, and investigation of embodiment and chance with her custom-designed software instruments. Parkins’ projects encompass multi-channel fixed-media installations, electronic music pieces, electroacoustic solo and ensemble compositions; and sound for contemporary dance, ...

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  • Interview with

    Jim Black

    Drummer, composer, and educator Jim Black has become one of the most in-demand drummers in avant-garde jazz and experimental rock since emerging as a key member of the New York downtown scene during the ’90s. Born in Daily City, CA in 1967 and raised in the fertile musical scene of Seattle, WA, he moved to Boston and graduated from Berklee College of ...

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    Holy Motors

    Holy Motors is a Tallinn, Estonia-based dark twang and reverb band from a nonexistent movie. It bows to engines and echos and film-directors. Cinematic suspension is often more than not what drives the band towards a melody and meaning. In it’s time, Holy Motors has supported Sic Alps, Dirty Fences and ‘Mystery Train’. The latter a movie by Jim Jarmusch. We caught ...

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    Sally Anne Morgan

    Sally Anne Morgan is an artist and multi-instrumentalist whose mastery of traditional folk forms is matched only by her ability to push the bounds of those forms into fresh, imaginative pastures. Known for her fiddle playing with the traditional Black Twig Pickers and the duo House and Land, Sally Anne’s debut solo album ‘Thread’ establishes her as an unparalleled voice in contemporary ...

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    Otis Sandjsö

    Otis Sandsjö, known for his physical, yet melancholic style of playing, has in recent years grown to become one of the more sought after young saxophonists on the European progressive jazz and pop circuit. Berlin-based Sandjsö returned with his new album “Y-OTIS 2” on 24 July via Helsinki’s We Jazz Records. An inspired sequel to his 2018 debut ‘Y-OTIS’, the album takes ...

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    Finlay Shakespeare

    The edgy synth pop and art-rock music of Finlay Shakespeare is an homage to the likes of Depeche Mode and the Human League, melded into Talking Heads style art-pop records. After an array of releases under the moniker Future Image – his new material adds vocals and a decidedly more pop edge. You can catch Finlay Shakespeare perform from his 2019 debut ...

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    Jim White

    Jim White and Marisa Anderson share an abounding appetite for musical exploration. White, as a member of Venom P. Stinger, Dirty Three, and Xylouris White, is well known for his creative and idiosyncratic drumming. His singular abilities have also led to collaborations with Cat Power, PJ Harvey, and Bill Callahan among others. Anderson’s prolific output as a solo performer, her mastery of ...

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    Marisa Anderson

    Marisa Anderson is a wanderer at heart, creatively as curious as she is proficient. Her experience in a myriad playing styles and keen abilities as an improviser are perfect skills to satiate her appetite for new approaches to composing. The backbone for her music is her undeniable mastery of North American traditions of country, folk, and blues. The solo guitar work of ...

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    Miguel Noya

    Known as a pioneering early synthesist and teacher of electronic music, over the past four decades Miguel Noya has contributed greatly to the cultural landscape of Venezuela, and yet his music has been largely under heard outside his homeland. Noya is a graduate of both Berklee College of Music and MIT (major in Electronic Music and Digital Sound Synthesis), and holder of ...

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    LOUFR

    LOUFR is Polish composer Piotr Bednarczyk. His music is focused mainly on instrumental electroacoustic and electronic music. In his work he focuses on searching for interesting sound structures using unconventional sound extraction techniques. LOUFR’s stylistic interests revolve around aesthetics of noise, glitch, and club music. FACTS: 1: Emotions. 2: Physicality. 3: Noise. QUESTIONS: 1. What is the biggest inspiration for your music? ...

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