Latest Interviews

  • Interview with

    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

    Kelly Moran

    Kelly Moran remembers her eureka moment like it was yesterday. It was a balmy afternoon last summer, down in the woods near her childhood home on Long Island. “I was squatted down in the forest, listening to the sounds of the wind and the wildlife, and all the echoes surrounding me,” Moran recalls. “I asked myself: How can I make music that ...

    On 6. March 2019 / By
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    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
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    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
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    Catnapp

    Catnapp is the guise of Argentinian artist Amparo Battaglia. Doing her very own thing since many years, the Berlin based producer, singer/rapper and striking performer has already (self-)released a couple of records full of boundless creativity and originality, taking whatever she needs from every electronic genre as well as pop and rap music. Amparo cites classic influences like The Prodigy, Aphex Twin, ...

    On 15. February 2019 / By
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    Mariuca of Northwest

    Northwest is one of the most interesting musical projects in the independent scene. Their sound has been defined as ‘new and experimental’, ‘cinematic and ethereal’ and compared to acts like Portishead, Broadcast, Debussy and Robert Wyatt, among others. Their live shows and videos (with a flavor reminiscent of old soviet movies, pre-raphaelite pictures and elements of dance and theater improvisation) have demonstrated ...

    On 8. February 2019 / By
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    Black To Comm

    Black To Comm is the solo project of German sound artist Marc Richter. Through his output both as an artist and through his eclectic Dekorder label, Richter has established himself as a singular voice of new music. Operating at the fringes of drone and ambient genres, his music is darkly magical and deeply atmospheric, underpinned by a signature surrealism. A relentless sonic ...

    On 8. February 2019 / By
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    Marc Melià

    Marc Melià is a Catalan multi-instrumentalist and composer based in Brussels (Belgium). For performing his music he takes simple ingredients: a Prophet 08 synthesizer, his voice filtered through a vocoder, and a limited palette of effects, to create electronic soundscapes and songs that evoke a sonic area between the classic minimalism and the cinematic music. Marc Melià breaks the electronic music rules: ...

    On 8. February 2019 / By