Talking studio practice, post-digital bodies, and Corporeal with New School sound art instructor Lindsay Benedict:
"If I’m honest, chances are this album — like David Bowie’s body of work, or Tupac’s or Michael Jackson’s or any other, much lesser known dead musician with recordings on Spotify — will likely outlive my own body. Similarly, the list of friends of mine who have been survived by their Facebook profiles continues to grow. I feel like the boundary (if there is one) between nature and digital is being constantly renegotiated at this point. It’s certainly something being addressed here."
Photos by Joshua Simpson of the Corporeal album release event on April 7, 2016 at Sunnyvale in Brooklyn. Performers included Roarke Menzies, Breanna Barbara, The Despot and Imaginary Tricks, with DJ sets by O Paradiso.
BBC Radio 3 just aired "Drones for La Monte Young" in a recent program about Young's epic 5-hour opus, "The Well-Tuned Piano." The broadcast was part of Radio 3's New Year New Music series, "exploring iconic masterpieces, avant-garde experiments and the next generation of talent." Also included in the program are luminaries Pauline Oliveros, Aphex Twin, The Velvet Underground, Kraftwerk, Anton Webern and others.
Talking inspirations, process and practice with The Rumpus:
"This ‘debut’ is sort of a long time coming, as some of my close friends or family can attest. Over the years I’ve had many different solo projects of many different kinds and a few times have come quite close to finishing albums... Eventually, I said, “Ok, this isn’t just a portfolio. This is its own entity and I want to do something special with it.”"
Live in-studio performance and interview, originally broadcast on WNYU 89.1FM in NYC on November 5th, 2015.
Talking city listening and musical influences with This Week In New York:
“I’m often mesmerized and perplexed by the city’s sound culture… I feel like my influences are all over the place — Arvo Pärt, Portishead, Fluxus, Sam Cooke’s gospel recordings with the Soul Stirrers, Deerhunter’s Cryptograms, Geinoh Yamashirogumi’s soundtrack for Akira, Kanye West’s 808s & Heartbreak, the choral works of Morten Lauridsen, the rugged lands of early RZA, the pop masterpieces of Max Martin, the subterranean cityscapes of Burial, the codeine-soaked tapescapes of DJ Screw, the Courvoisier-soaked jiggyscapes of early 2000s Neptunes, etc. I’m a huge music appreciator.”
Talking Shapes and 'sonic exploration' with Volume 1 Brooklyn:
“This is music that asks listeners to consider how and where they place their focus and attention. I think there’s something to be said for observing how you observe.”