Category Archives: Interviews

Paul Rudy

I first met Paul Rudy at the Bourges festival in the spring of 2007. When I attended the EMM festival that October, Paul kindly took some time out to sit down and chat with me about music and life and whether or not I had a plan for this interview. Asymmetry: You can talk about […]

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Francis Dhomont and Robert Normandeau

I met with Dhomont in Montréal the day after his 80th birthday, which was celebrated there with a five day festival of electroacoustic music by Calon, Brümmer, Martusciello and others. And by Francis Dhomont, whose concert took place on his birthday. A working birthday, too, as he presented his music himself. In the midst of […]

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Erik Hoffman

“There’s a lot of great music out there that people don’t know about and should know about” You may know Erik Hoffman as one half of Spastic Colon, whose latest album should be out soon, perhaps by the time you read this. You may know Erik Hoffman as the founder of Ground Fault Recordings, which […]

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Beatriz Ferreyra

“The only thing I could do, was music.” Beatriz Ferreyra is best known as an electroacoustic composer, who studied with both Nadia Boulanger and Earle Brown, among others, and who worked for much of the 1960’s at Pierre Schaeffer’s GRM in Paris. But when I met her in Bourges at the 2006 IMEB festival, we […]

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Jon Christopher Nelson

“The technological advances that we have seen in our lifetimes create a wonderful atmosphere for sound exploration. For those of us who are easily intoxicated with sound, computer music provides fantastic possibilities.” I first heard the music of Jon Christopher Nelson on an IMEB disc (Cultures Electroniques, vol. 9). I first met him at the […]

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Michèle Bokanowski

“When I start making sounds, mixing sounds, I of course have some idea of what I’m searching for, but quite often the result turns out rather different and much better than what I intended. And I have to be open-minded enough to hear it and humble enough to accept it.” _______________________ In 2002, while idly […]

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