Latest Interviews

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    Richard Fearless (Death in Vegas)

    Death in Vegas is the shapeshifting, highly influential band headed by psychedelic auteur Richard Fearless. Its storied history, spanning almost two decades, has seen the band incorporate a wide variety of musical genres from drone-heavy rock to synth-electronica and detroit techno. The recently conceived live show takes the band in a moodier, dustier direction. Elemental, industrial and rhythmic this show represents a ...

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    Masayoshi Fujita

    Masayoshi Fujita is a Japanese vibraphonist and composer based in Berlin. Masayoshi first learned how to play the drums, followed by extensive vibraphone training to craft and play his own compositions. Determined not to stick to traditional vibraphone styles or techniques and theory of composition, he seeks his own sound of vibraphone and new possibility of it. Masayoshi also prepares his instrument ...

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    Aaron Moore

    Aaron Moore is an Englishman residing in Brooklyn, New York and is a founding member of the English experimental group Volcano The Bear, formed in 1995. Primarily a drummer he generally considers any instrument or object playable in one way or another. Moore’s solo performances thrive on the unpredictable and a habit for audience participation/gentle manipulation is also crucial to his live ...

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    Tahir Aydoğdu

    Tahir Aydoğdu (born 1959 in Istanbul) is a Turkish virtuoso of the kanun, musician and lecturer. The kanun, a precursor to the European zither, is one of the archetypal instruments for playing classical Turkish and Arabic music. In the thirteenth century it was thought to be the main musical instrument used by the Andalusian Moors, who brought it from the Arab region ...

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    Arnold Dreyblatt

    Arnold Dreyblatt is an American media artist, composer and professor of Media Art at the Muthesius Academy of Art and Design in Kiel. He is one of the second generation of New York minimal composers, who studied music with Pauline Oliveros, La Monte Young and Alvin Lucier as well as media art with Woody and Steina Vasulka. FACTS: 1: Nervous 2: Tinitus ...

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    Marta De Pascalis

    Marta De Pascalis (Rome, 1987) is an italian composer living and working in Berlin. Her solo works employ analog synthesis and tape loops, incorporating free playing into steady, repetitive patterns. She has produced two albums of Berlin School minimal synth excursions: the self-released Quitratue (2014) and Anzar (The Tapeworm, 2016). Her new piece ‘Her Core’ will be published on spring 2018 by ...

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    Brian Case

    FACTS: 1: Facts are facts 2: Fiction is fiction 3: Young bodies heal quickly QUESTIONS: 1. What is the biggest inspiration for your music? Everyday life, the desire to create my own world to live in. Stress. 2. How and when did you get into making music? Really young, maybe around 5 years old? I remember dancing with my dad in our ...

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    Beatriz Ferreyra

    Beatriz Ferreyera studied in Paris with Nadia Boulanger, Edgardo Cantón (GRM France — RAI Italy in 1963). She worked with the Groupe de recherches musicales (GRM of the Service de la recherche of the ORTF under the direction of Pierre Schaeffer (1963-70) where she collaborated on the realization of the Solfège de l’objet sonore albums. While there she completed research and ran ...

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    Mark van Hoen

    LA based UK born artist Mark Van Hoen continues to contribute to the electronic music fields and fabrics from the inspirations, observations and movements experienced in the past three plus decades. From earlier Eno, Industrial & Krautrock affinities found in the earliest output going back to 1981, to entering the rave and post-rave cultures of acid-house, dance based pulses with his R&S ...

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    J Colleran

    Jack Colleran, also known as better known as MMOTHS, is an Irish electronic musician. Colleran has played piano since he was five years old. He played in several bands while in school and, in 2011, began making music on his laptop using a demo version of Ableton Live. He released the demo on SoundCloud a week later under the stage name MMOTHS. ...

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    Thalia Zedek of E

    E, the trio of Jason Sidney Sanford, Thalia Zedek and Gavin McCarthy make angular, energized, and idiosyncratic rock music. These accomplished and inventive musicians could not be more different in the way they express themselves but their egoless dedication to ensemble playing and writing shapes E’s distinct sound. Negative Work is the product of three individuals whose dedication to the collaborative process ...

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    Valerio Tricoli

    Valerio Tricoli (Palermo, Italy, 1977) is a composer and performer of electro-acoustic music. Since the mid ’00 is main instruments for live presentations is the Revox B77 reel-to-reel tape recorder, used as a completely analogue / ergonomic device for live sampling and real-time transformation / editing / mixing of pre-recorded (field or studio recordings) and made-on-the-spot sound sources, the latter usually being ...

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    Datashock

    Imagine gathering eight people under one roof and ushering them into a recording studio – everybody’s busy nowadays (sometimes in precarious situations, but always doing one thing or another, incessantly), this being the age of late capitalism and all that. Anyway, diaries checked and off we go. Next stop: Oetinger Villa, Darmstadt. Kolter has already swept the place clean, DJ Ulf Eyes ...

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    Xin

    To Shock the Sky and Shake the Earth is a process of searching. It sees the Berlin-based artist navigating spaces between conventions, cultures, pressures and sounds. This informs their decision to release the EP through Resonate and a handful of independent platforms. On this decision, xin says: “I don’t believe that there should be one way to do anything, or in convention ...

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    Shanti Suki and Dafne Della Dafne (Late Nights In Squat Bars)

    Late Nights In Squat Bars are Shanti Suki and Dafne Della Dafne. They started their Berlin-based indytronic performance duo in 2008, singing feminist, anti-racist electro pop songs throughout Germany and Europe. Their last studio album Clamp Down was released in 2015. Since 2013 they have been artistic directors of music and performance festivals (Restriction Restraint Rebirth 2013, Authorized Access 2014) as well ...

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