Latest Interviews

  • Interview with

    Kaffe Matthews

    Kaffe Matthews is a pioneering music maker who works live with space, data, things, and place to make new electroacoustic composition. The physical experience of music for the maker and listener has always been central to her approach and to this end she has also invented some unique interfaces, the sonic armchair, the sonic bed and the sonic bike that not only ...

    On 25. April 2019 / By
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    Kazy Lambist

    Though he may share a first name with a legendary British king, it is under the pseudonym Kazy Lambist that Arthur Dubreucq has taken a seat at the round table of electro pop in recent years. Arthur was born, raised and still lives in Montpellier. As a boy, he learnt classical piano, then tried his hand at the guitar in rock bands. ...

    On 12. April 2019 / By
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    Anna & Elizabeth

    The Invisible Comes to Us is a new album from the pioneering partnership of Anna & Elizabeth. Released on the significant Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, the record is a spellbinding reconfiguration of ancient folk ballads that sees the duo’s immersion in Appalachian music move to a place of boundless experimentation. They combine two powerful and very distinct voices. Elizabeth LaPrelle was raised in ...

    On 5. April 2019 / By
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    Kutay Soyocak of Jakuzi

    Istanbul synthpop vanguards Jakuzi turned heads in 2017 with the release of their unique and exciting debut album Fantezi Müzik which showcased modern Turkish underground music to the world. Two years later their new album, Hata Payı (meaning literally ‘’a part of the mistake”), brings a more refined and darker sound to their arsenal, exploring the depths of relationships and the human ...

    On 5. April 2019 / By
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    Ipek Ipekcioglu aka DJ Ipek

    Based between Berlin and Istanbul, queer-living DJ, producer and curator, İpek İpekçioğlu has an established reputation across nightlife scenes worldwide. She has performed her music at the Glastonburry, Fusion, Sziget, At.tension, Berlin Festival and many more international electronic and world music festivals. Ipek has been creating a buzz amongst international crowds from New York City to the desert Sahara of Mali, developing ...

    On 29. March 2019 / By
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    Ashley Fure

    Ashley Fure (b. 1982) is an American composer and installation artist. Called “raw, elemental,” and “richly satisfying” by the New York Times, her work explores the kinetic source of sound, bringing focus to the muscular act of music making and the chaotic behaviors of raw acoustic matter. She holds a PhD in Music Composition from Harvard University and joined the Dartmouth College ...

    On 28. March 2019 / By
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    MC Schmidt of Matmos

    Matmos is M.C. Schmidt and Drew Daniel, aided and abetted by many others. Currently based in Baltimore, the duo formed in San Francisco in the mid 1990s, and self-released their debut album in 1997. Marrying the conceptual tactics and noisy textures of object-based musique concrete to a rhythmic matrix rooted in electronic pop music, the two quickly became known for their highly ...

    On 22. March 2019 / By
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    Vicki Bennett (People Like Us)

    Under the name ‘People Like Us’, artist Vicki Bennett has been making work available via CD, DVD and vinyl releases, radio broadcasts, concert appearances, gallery exhibits and online streaming and distribution since 1992. Bennett has developed an immediately recognisable aesthetic repurposing pre-existing footage to craft audio and video collages with an equally dark and witty take on popular culture. She sees sampling ...

    On 22. March 2019 / By
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    Tom Marsh of Those Goddamn Hippies

    Those Goddamn Hippies first appeared in 2015 with a self titled EP. The Band is a project around the British singer and multi-instrumentalist Tom Marsh, who teamed up with the Austrian guitarist/musician Mike Seidl. Fronted by Englishman Tom, who pours his heart and soul into the vocals and lyrics, the Hippies are easily able to strike a chord with the listener. Those ...

    On 22. March 2019 / By
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    Steam Down

    Jumping off from the sonic springboard of Afrofuturism, grime and future soul, all fused together with the fearless spontaneity of jazz. Steam Down is an arts collective comprised of Ahnanse, Alex Rita, Brother Portrait, Sawa Manga, Theon Cross, Nadeem, Benjamin Appiah, Dominic Canning and Nache. Every performance is a co-creative experience between musicians and audience where everyone’s participation matters. Creating an immersive ...

    On 15. March 2019 / By
  • Interview with

    Junya Oikawa

    Junya Oikawa is a Japanese sound artist/composer based in Karlsruhe as a guest artist at ZKM. He focuses especially on digital sound expression to pursue organic interaction and relationship between space and time, environment and humanity. His works are introduced in various exhibitions, festivals and organizations of contemporary art, experimental music and digital art, such as ARD Hörspieltage (Germany), Bains Numériques (France), ...

    On 8. March 2019 / By
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    Alba Gentili-Tedeschi

    Italian pianist Alba Gentili-Tedeschi’s dedication to contemporary music and interdisciplinary art has thrived in her home base of Berlin. Always searching for new ways to expand her art, Alba explores meaningful artistic collaborations with composers, actors and visual artists. Alba has performed at festivals such as the Münchener Musiktheaterbiennale, FirenzeSuonaContemporanea, Infektion!, Kontraklang und Unerhörte Musik Berlin, and in venues such as Concertgebow ...

    On 8. March 2019 / By
  • Interview with

    Dejot aka Daniel Jakob

    Dejot aka Daniel Jakob (aka Dubokaj) is a Swiss electronica producer, film composer based in the city of Bern. He has been steadily producing music since the 90s, collaborating with the likes of Lee Scratch Perry, Yellow, Nicolette, Bongeziwe Mabandla etc. He also remixed songs for artists such as Imogen Heap, Pressure Drop, Dawn Penn, Bonaparte etc. In 2017, he was nominated ...

    On 22. February 2019 / By
  • Interview with

    Abigail Toll of Ionian Death Robes

    Ionian Death Robes takes its cue from atmospheric, doom-inspired soundscapes. The live shows often assume various solo and collaborative formats that draw on the dialogue between confessional chanting and the discordant distressing of violin and flute. Ionian Death Robes’ first EP titled ‘Old World | New Ruins‘ was released late January 2019. FACTS: 1: “The erotic has often been misnamed by men ...

    On 22. February 2019 / By
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    Meriel Price

    Meriel Price writes contemporary music theatre, is an award winning saxophonist, actress/performer and visual artist. As a member of the ensemble DieOrdnungDerDinge she creates staged concert programmes that explore the space between concert and theater/performance in a visual, playful manner. They perform internationally in venues such as the Guggenheim, Bilbao, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Schauspielhaus Zurich, Grüner Salon (Volksbühne) Berlin. ...

    On 17. February 2019 / By