Category Interviews

Pisaro at Big Sur

Interview: Michael Pisaro, A Conspiracy Against the Ordinary

Experimental music opens up our ears. Should we become too rigid or inflexible in our thinking, sound can point us toward broader avenues and unexpected possibilities. This, says Michael Pisaro, is one way that experimental music reaches out into the world. But, he says, it doesn’t just reach out, it invites listeners in and asks […]

benoit pioulard precis detail

Interview: Catching Up with Benoît Pioulard

This interview was published on the 31st of October in 2010, the first night of Benoît Pioulard’s tour in Europe. I wanted to publish it the week before as kind of “preview” of that tour, but my school schedule got in the way and things weren’t wrapped up until Halloween. I’ve edited the interview only for […]

detail of photo by John Kealy - TKAPB

Interview: To Kill A Petty Bourgeoisie, Destroying Themselves

The following is an interview that was first published by on September 19th, 2009. I had spoken with Mark McGee and Jehna Wilhelm at Brainwaves 2008 and arranged to do an interview with both of them, but by the time their new album had come out, only Mark was available for questions. I’ve made […]

photo of Andrew Liles at Brainwaves in 2008

Interview: Andrew Liles, Reporting the Hideous

I interviewed Andrew Liles for at the end of 2006 and the start of 2007; the finished product was originally published there on February 3rd of ’07. I’ve edited some of my questions because they were too lengthy and overwrought; live and learn. Their general sense is preserved. All photographs were taken by me […]