Latest Interviews

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    Hillman Mondegreen of Ephemerals

    The essence of ephemerals is hard to define as they are a band that have continuously evolved throughout their four albums to date… Fusing styles including spiritual jazz, psychedelia, and spoken word, to convey an identity that is unmistakably their own. The core of the work is built from the honest and incisive compositions of Hillman Mondegreen combined with the unmistakably emotive ...

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    Derya Yıldırım & Grup Şimşek

    Grup Şimşek is a fresh and modern super-quartett which performs an electrified and highly danceable set of music from Turkey. It combines Anatolian folk and modern grooves, often contaminated by hints of pychedelia, jazz and funk. Led by Derya Yıldırım’s hypnotizing saz and vocals, Grup Şimşek deliver their own interpretation of Turkish jewels (by artists such as Selda Bağcan, Mahzuni Şerif, Özdemir ...

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    Sven Kacirek of ODD OKODDO

    Odd Okoddo is a Kenyan/German duo formed by Olith Ratego and Sven Kacirek. Their debut album “Auma” just came out via Pingipung. Olith Ratego performs his immaculate vocals in the musical style called “dodo”, which originates from the shores of Lake Victoria in Kenya, high in pitch and soulfully expressive. He himself refers to his music as “dodo blues”. As a skilled ...

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    Ami Dang

    Amrita “Ami” Kaur Dang is a South Asian-American vocalist, sitarist, composer and producer from Baltimore. Her sound ranges from North Indian classical fused with noise/ambient electronics to beat-driven psych and experimental dancepop. The work references her hybrid identity as a first-generation South Asian-American, Sikh upbringing, musical education, as well as the chaos and spirituality of the landscapes of both Baltimore and urban ...

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    Vanessa Wagner

    Described by the newspaper Le Monde as “the most exquisitely singular pianist of her generation,” Vanessa Wagner is pursuing a career that echoes her original and passionate personality, combining the classical repertoire with contemporary creations, chamber music and the playing of ancient pianos, as well as innovative projects combining art music with video, electronic music and dance. Born in Rennes, Brittany, she ...

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    Mdou Moctar

    Mdou Moctar immediately stands out as one of the most innovative artists in contemporary Saharan music. His unconventional interpretations of Tuareg guitar and have pushed him to the forefront of a crowded scene. Mdou shreds with a relentless and frenetic energy that puts his contemporaries to shame. QUESTIONS: 1. What is the biggest inspiration for your music? I am very inspired by ...

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    Angela Braun

    Anna Braun is an opera singer taking part in BAM! Festival 2019 with the production ‘The Whale Whale Song‘. As in 2018, BAM! Festival unites a dense programme of outlooks on new paths in music theatre. If BAM! is hardly about opera, yet, it is focusing on theatre forms that still persue opera’s original questions, renewing the search from a contemporary perspective ...

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    Steven Walter

    Steven Walter is a cultural entrepreneur and cellist currently based in Berlin and Esslingen, Germany. Born in 1986, Steven was early to discover his passion for classical music. He started playing the cello at age 8 and soon began performing with various ensembles. After graduating, Steven studied the cello at Barrat Due Institute of Music in Oslo and Musikhochschule Detmold. He has ...

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    SEGMOD

    Segmod is a non-standard sound synthesis that embraces the discrete nature of digital sound. All sounds created with Segmod result from the concatenation of simple periodic waveforms, such as sine, triangle, and square waves. The sixteen contributing composers have employed a vast array of different compositional, aesthetic, and technological strategies, ranging from inaudible sounds, to neural networks, chaotic functions, careful micro-montages, and ...

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    Jemma Woolmore

    Blurring the boundaries between real and virtual, Jemma’s work explores the spatial and emotional possibilities of light and image in performative environments. Hailing from New Zealand where she completed her Fine Arts degree, Jemma has made a unique path, weaving between the electronic music and visual arts scenes. Spanning audio-visual performance, installation and bespoke visual and sculptural design, her work shows a strong ...

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    Nguyễn + Transitory and Katharina Hauke

    Nguyễn + Transitory is composed of Nguyễn Baly and Tara Transitory. Their work crosses disciplines of sound, performance, and installation. Together, the two attempt to approach sound, synthesis, noise, rhythm, and performance from a less colonial lens. Currently, they are in the process of presenting the immersive site-specific installation sound performance ‘Bird Bird, Touch Touch, Sing Sing’, which has been presented in ...

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    Mary Lattimore

    Mary Lattimore is a harpist living in Los Angeles. She experiments with her Lyon and Healy Concert Grand harp and effects. Her solo debut, ‘The Withdrawing Room’, was released in 2013 on Desire Path Recordings. Mary also writes harp parts for songs and recordings, performing and recording with such great artists as Meg Baird, Thurston Moore, Sharon Van Etten, Jarvis Cocker, Kurt Vile, ...

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    Drift Machine

    Modular synth duo Driftmachine started as a workshop where Andreas Gerth and Florian Zimmer, producers of an extensive back-catalogue of records and projects, focused on synth exploration and search for a new approach for groove and bass-driven music. The project steadily evolved and the duo ended up releasing several albums on the acclaimed Mexico-based experimental imprint Umor Rex, and labels like Hallow ...

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    White Hand Gibbon

    White Hand Gibbon is the solo project of Dominik Jureschko. Since 2014 he’s released off-kilter, folky dream-pop, which at first glance seem fragmentary, owing perhaps to the incorporation of field recordings, ambient passages and a certain bedroom-recording aesthetic. On second listening though, ‘Songs About Cars’ exposes itself as a lyrically as well as musically accomplished and intimate softcore-emo album, placing it somewhere ...

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    Interview with Örvar Smárason of múm

    In 1999 múm’s debut album ‘Yesterday Was Dramatic – Today Is OK’ dropped onto planet Earth and became one of the most influential building blocks of what back then was called electronica and today is considered an art form playing a crucial and important role in shaping and defining the rich electronic music culture. Múm’s Örvar Smárason gives us his 11+3 answers. ...

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