In the new issue of Perfect Sound Forever, I have a piece on composer Makoto Nomura’s Root Music–its concept, execution, aesthetic, and what it’s like to realize it. (My recording of one version of the piece can be heard here. That performance is part of a current project of recording works for solo double bass by contemporary experimental composers.)
photo by Yamamoto Tadasu, Aomori Contemporary Art Center, Aomori Public University.
Back in February, Perfect Sound Forever published a conversation Cristiano Bocci and I had regarding his work in music and mathematics. Now, with the kind permission of PSF, Percorsi Musicali has run our conversation in the original English and Italian.
In Perfect Sound Forever, a piece about Andre Breton’s 1944 article on music, Silence Is Golden.
In the new Perfect Sound Forever, I talk with Gary Peters, author of Improvising Improvisation and The Philosophy of Improvisation, about some of the philosophical issues improvisation raises.
When Perfect Sound Forever asked me if I’d like to do an interview with friend and collaborator Cristiano Bocci, how could I say no? It’s now up with the latest issue.
Michael C. Heller, the author of the recent Loft Jazz: Improvising New York in the 1970s, joins me for a conversation in the current issue of Perfect Sound Forever. (My review of the book for Avant Music News is here.)