Beyond the Separation
"Death taught me that you shouldn’t wait.“
"I walk for hours and sing ideas into my phone. If you stay open, it's possible to catch an idea."
"I can't choose when I write music."
Sharing is Caring
"For some, writing songs is a kind of necessary evil. That's something I simply can’t relate to."
Swimming in Sound
"30 seconds as a duo with Evan Parker realigned my atomic make up."
"A digital working environment is a two-edged sword."
Speaking my Truth
An Indescribable High
Taking the Bold Route
Who doesn’t want to touch a harp?
"I wanted to connect my world to that of my parents and ancestors."
No Mud, no Lotus
"Don’t get me wrong, I do like technology. I just have a very particular focus."
"The creative state is the most giving place I can imagine. It can also be the most frustrating."
"Sounds are a utopia that can be heard. They're possibly the nearest thing to a God I can imagine.”
"Every film project needs its own universe."
"We want to implement 100% of what we have in mind. Like a vision of a film."
Words to Identity
"If you don't fucking know what you're talking about, it's okay to say nothing."
"When my ex-husband listened to one of the songs, he broke down crying."
"I consider myself to be tethered to my studio."
"Everything is possible in a dream state."
Unlocking the Self
Chordal Emotional Accuracy
"The modular is the ultimate starting point. A kind of limitless inspiration source."
No More Restraints
"I definitely want to go outside of my comfort zone."
The Winding Path
"There are no restrictions in our world."
Beaming Little Lights
Better Blood Flow
"I was messing about - which in turn became improvisation, of sorts."
Stefan Goldmann about a synthesizer which is rewardingly akward to use.
"If you start thinking too much it will cause problems."
A Journey in Sound
"I find singing in the Irish language so freeing."
"My childhood was rocked by sounds of shells, bombs, rifles, and tanks. We made competitions to identify a brand of rifle by its sound."
You Do What You Do
Butt Naked Blasting
Everything that Makes us Human
Egil Kalman about a huge instrument with a massive sound.
Connection is the Key.
Led by emotion
My own Bubble
Hannes Bieger about a synth that you can have conversations with.
"Sometimes I am so nerdy and tyrannical about the smallest detail. My producer sometimes thinks it's madness."
Always Tradition, always Transition
Between Two Worlds
"I never wrote for anyone else but me. How can you make anything while thinking about an audience?"
Music about Music. Art about Art.
Exploring the Chaos
"The kitchen is always rewarding. Some of my sounds are samples of saucepans."
Antennas Tuned to the Godly Language
Uncovering the Fossils
"I believe in creative mixing. It's the ultimate personality stamp on a piece of music."
A Kind of Conjuration
"I think the element of surprise is fundamental. Isn't that why we make music?"
"There is a mystery about the inner part of a black hole. I wonder what it would be like to travel there."
"It is not beauty that is going to save this world. It's music."
"I’m not as gifted as Prince. But computers help fill the gaps."
The Movement is the Message
Open the Door to the Corridor of Discovery
attn: Your Soul
"I had tears running down my face. How can it be that music is powerless to express anything?"
Where Sound meets Experience
"In medieval stone carvings the angels are playing instruments. They're not making coffee or watching television."
"Music is the closest thing I know to the meaning of life."
Serving the Mysterious Phantom
"I can cry my eyes out while I’m writing some of my saddest songs."
"My jaw was wired shut for a month, and all I saw was darkness."
Enjoy or Regret
"Producers with the most broken, fucked up computers tend to make the best beats."
"Llistening to the environment is a different experience from listening to a pop song. It takes patience and practice."
"You can create a whole new track from just one second of an original."
"No improvisation is free for me."
"For us it’s really important to imagine the music before putting our hands on the instruments."
"At first, when I set out to tackle the new album, it was a bit intimidating."
"Yes, I believe in the presence of spirituality in what I do."
"The same impulses that direct everyday tasks come through in our songwriting. That’s what gives music a voice, a character, a shape."
"Sound waves are the origin of all things."
Spiritualized Research Scientist
"I hope to be able to make music on Mars one day."
Channeling the Fight
Moving Humans Forward in the Grand Illusion of Time
Searching for Questions
What's wrong with having a good time?
"We've reached a point in Western experimental music where artists are incredibly self-conscious and verbose about where their work fits in."
"I often find myself looking ages for the right snare. It's a little bit like tinder."
"Music might be the most physical and direct earthly religious experience you can have."
"100% loving a track is the worst precondition for a great remix."
"What if nothing comes? That fear now excites me."
David Agrella about a synth that shaped the sound of a decade.
"When a song is released it feels like it’s born again to me."
"Many people have told me that my beats sound quite melancholic. I guess they're not wrong."
Let Go Into Feeling
"I find females to listen better and to be more instinctual."
Punch the Clock and Put in the Hours
Raw Human Experience
"It's always a wonderful feeling to fill space with vibration."
"I've been fighting against my body for most of my 20s. Now I make music in order to … befriend it?"
Glimpses of Purity
"We are very far from Prince’s vault."
A musician told me: "I can hear the mountains of your village in your music."
"Technology can be in service of creativity. But the concept of surprise is human."
"In a film, I want the music to be the unspoken voice."
"I’ve never consciously attempted to paint music. Yet unconsciously maybe I am."
Using the Room Noise
The Lovely Violence of an Idea
A Whisper in the Yelling
"Electroclash was so political - and I became its unofficial spokesperson."
In Search of the Missing Socks
"There’s no reason a simple tale about a black American can’t be told."
Pushing through the Uncertainty
Accepting to be a Snob
"Many electronic musicians think that sound can replace melody or harmony. No, it can't."
Yoshio Machida about a synthesizer with an inbuilt philosophy
"It was a incredible, frustrating and annoying. Isn't that why we became artists in the first place?"
Chaos before anything else
"Music is a powerfully functional tool. It should be used with the utmost care."
From a Place of Unity
"Our brains use our senses like a mixing board."
"People would say: Who's this cat? We haven't even heard of him! But it didn't take too long to prove myself."
A Primal Urge
Magnetic to Chance
"I'm not a fan of spontaneity in music."
Tell them how you Feel
A New Adventure
Harvesters of Songs
"Sometimes, the seed of a song will haunt me. I have to get it done to have some peace of mind."
"Sometimes technology stifles creativity. Especially when you're more into technology than music."
"Anger is a good starting point to get your point accross. But if you want change, you need to grow past that."
"DJing is an insane existential puzzle."
Share Your Soul
“I rarely think of starting a song at the beginning.”
"Whether collaborating or working independently – we can expand ‘who we are.’"
"Our brains are still adapting to all the noise. There’s a reason why every third person has insomnia."
Framing the Chaos
In the moment
"Life on earth never dies. It goes through stages of life and dormancy, remaining in a state of constant transformation."
"Humans are not ready yet to give machines full control. I'm not sure we'll ever be."
An Atmospheric Event
Rich Patterns of the Most Ingenious Design
Infinite Worlds, Infinite Ways
"Every single element of a production should reflect my feelings."
It Starts with a Chuckle
Music that doesn't "work"
"Ultimately, I wanted to create something that broke away from the old order."
"Most soloists are like the main actor in the spotlight. I'm like a stage designer or cameraman."
Mysteries of Musical DNA
Leaving a Legacy
The Opposite of Instinct
Vulnerable in Public
Worlds to get lost in
"Chaos and accidents are essential!"
Dense, Dazzling Drones
"It’s extremely important to learn how to fail."
The Energy of Tension
"Music is as an instrument of union. It is a tool to demolish mind veils."
"We DJs are present at a club to play music FOR people. Give and take right?"
If it Feels Good
An Empty Slate
Truly Unique Frequencies
From Daydream to Reality
"My taste is very specific and super narrow - I’m not eclectic at all."
A Lustful Surplus
"What is the creative state like? I don't know. In fact, I'm not sure I would even want to know."
"Out of your comfort zone can be a very interesting place to be in."
Magic can’t be Rushed
"I want a sound like the earth cracking open.”
"Gun violence, climate change, mental health, women’s right - I want to create music that gets people really discussing issues."
Keep it Original
"Once free jazz exploded in my brain, it changed my perception of what music could be. It changed my life."
"I've become addicted to feeling hurt by my own lyrics."
"The best collaborations are based on trust."
"Gotta keep it fresh."
“Sometimes I need a good friend to tell me to stop.”
Feeling, Finding, Forgetting
"I like it when it’s hard to tell if a piece of music is composed or improvised."
“So many great lines were written while I was taking a break to make a cup of tea!”
Better to Listen
"In Africa, musical engagements are often not divided between stage and audience - everyone is a contributor to the sound.”
Unique Stories, Universal Feelings
“The reason to collaborate is dangerous – to work with someone who is not ‘like’ you.”
"Already Johann Sebastian Bach was improvising over contrapunctual concepts."
"My early versions can be shit drafts. A lot of shit drafts."
From an Honest Place
“It’s not uncommon for me to have 100 different saves of a song.”
“Our process demands a certain surrender.”
Felt not held
"When I am improvising I am often in many states at once. A present-tense that has ghosts all over the place."
"The truth can be ugly."
"It's like there's an ancient civilisation hiding behind the DX7 algorithm."
Cocaine and Chocolate
"To know when a track is finished, when it feels right - that's a hundred million $ emotion!"
"You don't need technology to be surprised. That's a marketing trick of the industry."
Balancing the Scales
A Practice in Empathy
A Gift out of Craziness
"That’s beautiful - you are the adoptive mother of lost and found sounds!"
"We touch upon the deepest level of human experience - cliché or not cliché."
"My love for music was born on the dancefloor."
A State of Emergency
Gate to the Unknown
"What sets your music apart is the percentage of honesty you put in it."
Digging Deep, Digging Deeper
"Am I walking the dog? Or is the dog walking me?"
"Some of my lines can only be explained in hindsight. Some remain a mystery."
Curating a Museum
"Film music is like a magic trick - you know you’re being manipulated and the crazier it feels, the more wonderful it is."
"Dancing translates another view of our experience in the world. It’s another kind of listening."
"My rituals when writing novels? I have to feel good, and I can’t be hungover. When writing songs, I can be hungover."
Reflecting the Times
"I often need to retank after making a record. I need to live new experiences, read, walk, laugh, cry."
Serving the Music
"Improvisation is a willful adventure into the unknown. It can be scary and disorienting for some."
The Holistic World of Innellea
"No amount of cycling, running, meditating, coffee or incense will help if you’re not happy inside."
"Once I sit down at the piano, the music just pours out of me."
What if I Were a Man?
"If a singer sings, “I love you,” and believes it, it can be the best line ever written."
"Every time I start with an idea, it ends up becoming something completely different."
"Music has always led fashion. Nearly no one has written a song about a dress."
3rd Page vs 2nd Page.
"DJing is like surfing. The crowd are the waves."
"Sound challenges our beliefs of how the universe is supposed to be."
"I can reach part of myself in music that I can’t in other spheres of life."
"Sound travels from one body to another. And on its path it makes connections."
"I'm like a sculptor. I look at the song and decide if it needs a different shaped nose or bigger ears."
Fifteen Questions Round Table #2
"Everybody want’s to be the headliner. Everybody wants to smash it."
"Control? My goodness, what a concept."
"If I can't achieve sufficient volume and sound pressure, the nature of the Merzbow experience changes."
"Africa is so rich in its native languages - and that’s a powerful thing!"
"Being hungover awakens the senses. But that can’t be the answer forever."
A Democratic Medium
Speaking to the Universe
"Do I have certain rituals? Just walking. Everything else is actor bullshit."
Turning Coffee into Music
Happy to be Mortal
"You can transform a whole tone scale, a brown shoe, the blue sky or a rollercoaster.“
"It is fun to get lost for a while."
"I am a creator. I create at every moment. It is my job."
"It’s not spirituality. It's an exorcism."
"It's social music. We need the audience as much as they need us."
Out of the Brain, into the Body
Emotions and Happiness
Into Non-Identifiable Space
The Void and its Perspective
"We’re trying to create something spiritual in an agnostic sense."
Naked in an Empty Room
"The experiment is greater than the plan. It always wins in the end."
Connected by Something Bigger
No Strategies, just Impulse
Music helps a party. Music helps a funeral.
"We are looking for chaos. But we also want to be on the same page."
"Clothes should not have any gender. Clothes are clothes."
"Without composition, there is no improvisation."
"We are god's creatures. Not selfmade egomaniacs."
"I like to hoover the studio before I begin. Or clear up the kitchen."
Embrace the Happenings
"Medicine and music can help us live betters lives."
"The flaws are what make recordings relatable to me."
Grace and Intention
"Creating is like having a child."
"Sometimes, I disconnect from physical reality. It’s like I'm channelling things."
Music's where the Heart is
A Collective Story
"You need to feel those tears from another to be sure a song is done."
A Brain with 100 Open Tabs
"Biorhythms shape my music a lot."
Sound is Key
"Making music is like speaking to each other. That's how natural it feels."
The Heart's Eyes
Curing Defects with Creativity
"Electric guitar is an obstacle to the body."
"Commitment is a very important act. It allows you to defend noble causes."
"To many, music does not mean anything! This is unacceptable."
"I never like to build an archive of projects. To me it is one of the worst habits in music production."
Fist of Greatness
"If I switch on the amps and hear the hum, I am in."
A Delirious Place of Emotional Explosions
Amplifier of Emotion
"I sometimes think being a spiritual person would help me get in the zone."
"The easier technology makes music making, the more excited I get about the possibilities."
Amplified Jell-O and an Albatross Feather
"Music can get us to a place where we all agree – no need to talk."
"I hardly ever have ideas in advance. I create everything from scratch."
The Comfort of Being neither Here nor There
"I had this romantic notion of renting a shack in the countryside to work on my masterpiece. I now think that is ridiculous."
Make it Louder
"Simple or complex - I just want to believe what I’m hearing."
"The microphone has changed the way I make music."
Grow, Demolish, Reflect
No Distractions, just Life
"If we ever know what we’re gonna do next, that's the day we should call it quits."
"We can work non-stop for 10 hours without feeling any need to drink or eat. It’s not very healthy."
"I need a safe space for me and my emotions."
"To give the world what it needs, we kill ourselves."
"House music is one good idea that you make last for 7 minutes."
"I really enjoy writing from absolute nothing. No concrete idea."
The Great Mission
Connection and Disconnection
Reaching for Depth
"Even choosing to ignore what the others are doing is relating to the music."
Sixth Sense at Work
A Touch of Soul
Topics of Hurt
"If an idea is loud - I will have to listen."
"It doesn’t feel right to plan too much. It takes the fun out of things."
"The purpose of music is to tell you how to feel in your world. Field recordings don’t necessarily have those assignments."
"Music was a place to funnel all my mental chaos into a project.“
No Defined Role
Music at the Core
A State of Compulsion
"It’s a path with unpredictable situations."
Nothing without Art
"Do we REALLY need machines with opinions? We already trained these robot assholes to do parkour."
"Nobody wants to shoot my next video. Artists, writers, the press, the public – they're all scared."
Sober in the Shower
Expression and Experience
"When creating, a story is being told to the creator - not by the creator."
"The bassoon is my tool to work out complex feelings."
"When you have a vision, try as hard as you can to stick to it."
Temples of Vibrations
No Light without Darkness
"Music comes from another place. That’s why it is so vital."
Revealing the African DNA
Questioning the Myths
Monotony at the Core, Variety towards the Surface
Curious about the World
"Sound resonates materials - and that resonation gives them life."
"Improvisation is expression. It’s almost like being in heaven — it’s total freedom."
How to be a Jug
Joyful, Broken, and Everything in Between
A Musical Soul
"I try not to have too many ideas before entering the studio. It's frustrating to recreate something from my mind."
Disappearing into the Task
Making the Stardust Vibrate
“It is possible to create a good feeling in the body through placement of sound and your own thoughts.”
Flow and Create
Preferred Art Forms
Virtual and Tangible
Pacing and Possibilities
"I like the idea of not really knowing what just happened."
Music is the Bridge, Connection is the Cure.
Dissolving in Energy
"Little else even approaches the weight and base of sound. I am obsessed, moved and driven by it."
Freedom from the Bondage of Self
"Keeping fit is important to me because feeling good is essential. Unless you’re writing the blues."
"In the old days an artist would use her skillset for her entire life. Not so any more."
"My whole studio is built like a wooden, purple coloured space. I need that to be creative."
Leading by Honesty
Specific Rooms in Non-Existent Spaces
"When improvisation flows, it's hyper-natural."
"I often begin with nothing and let the song unfold on its own."
"Melody is everything. It's where it all starts."
"I am curious about stimulating the brain with music that is not audible. Are we still ‘hearing sounds’?"
Let the Pain out
"File Sharing often feels like Homework."
"I always like to be surrounded by my machines."
"Creating music is a regular, methodical searching for wonder."
"Oh. Did I just say that? Okay, I guess that’s how I feel."
Melting the Ring
"I have a lot of ideals. But being creative is not one of them."
“We have woven a kind of privilege into the idea of art making that is nonsense”
"Jazz and Indian classical music superseded Western classical music - intellectually, expressively, technically, and spiritually."
"We are spiritual beings with a human experience - not the other way around."
Let Life Make Wine
"At the end of the day I am still a student."
"Improvisation is fundamentally an act of hearing."
"I’ve been doing this so long that the idea of “inspiration” doesn’t really exist."
Printed into DNA
"My prayer is to make me a channel of loving noise."
"Improvisation is the key to life."
"It's very hard to make the sound of a dental surgery appealing. But it's a challenge we are willing to take."
"If only I could approach music in the same way as I approach making a cup of coffee."
Follow the Heart
Surrender to the Urge
"I’ve no idea how something will end when I start. I don't want to have."
Connected to the Invisible
Back and Forth
"Technology is meant to make sounds unique and personal. Sometimes, that means destroying a song."
Kitchen Sink Creativity
"In my daily life, I have been educated and thus I am polite. Musically I can be the opposite."
Tension-Free Refuge Zone
"I know I write in a simple way. But every word is there for a reason."
"An idea comes to you as you wander the earth with a metaphorical butterfly net."
"Sometimes the ideal state and the creative thing are just taking a few deep breaths."
"Hungry Eyes was written in 10 minutes. It was just a flow that came through me."
"I damaged the art to make the pain feel tangible. I'd shake the tape machine as it recorded."
"Creativity is an inherently chaotic process."
Beyond Worldly Anxieties
"I have one ritual only: My creative space needs to be clean."
"I try to create a universe."
"I like to be a little bit hungry - and just a little bit physically uncomfortable."
"I worry about the day that technology will understand more than our human minds."
"Yoik is giving me a new view of the world. It is as old as human beings are."
Ebb and Flow
Always the Head
"My inspiration is my life. I have to live it to sing it, sing it to live it."
Pleasure in the Particular
"I surrender myself to the imbalance of luck. Nothing is accidental."
"I'm in my studio all day. It’s become a safe haven."
Stripping Away the Layers
"By making cities quieter, they become more acoustically boring. A little noise is good for us."
Patience of a Hunter
"AI does not think like a human."
"In group settings, it’s good to adapt and adjust, but above all, be yourself.'
Cut and Paste
"I prefer not to have too much of a concrete idea before starting."
Moments of Extremity
"I think I'd get bored of doing one thing only."
"You hope that god walks in with an idea. If that doesn’t happen, you make something up anyway."
The RAT Pedal Guy
The Constant Line
"The element of surprise is crucial."
Dive in with your Whole Heart.
Hymns for Solitary Dances
A Hopeful Aura
"I feel a strong desire to become an alchemist - making an object from sound."
"My saxophone is an animal – and I am its human companion."
(Sometimes Too) Oldschool
"I believe in the ritualistic value of what I do."
Marching to a Different Drum
"I always write the first line last."
"We’re trying to document a time in our lives, rather than create a masterpiece."
"Too often we just follow the playbook we are given and get lazy."
"Even an instrumental piece must be guided by a subject, a title, or a chorus."
A Cookbook is not a Novella
Art with a lower case a
Conversing with the Ancestors
A Supporting Role
From a Distance
"The musician’s ego needs to get out of the way."
Happiest When it Hurts
Testament of Art
The Place Where Time Disappears
"I don't need to be on a mountaintop for inspiration."
"Best laid plans often lead nowhere."
Rubber Band Time
"Given the choice of paying the rent or being original, most will choose to get in line."
Which Planet Fits my Track?
Striving for Connection
"Human improvisation is the greatest synth modulation possible!"
"If I knew it'd take me 20 versions to finish a track, I wouldn’t even start."
Soften the Heart
"Every creative moment has something spiritual."
Leaving the Hemisphere
"Hip-hop, Garage, Grime - the whole essence is built on samples."
Sit with the Pain
Action, not Art
Let the Instinct Take Over
Tell, don't Show
"An earworm is a triumph - a euphoric state of being!"
Freedom Within a Frame
"We still dream about the perfect distortion."
Baby Makes Three
"The way people relate to music stems initially from their social background and their upbringing."
Reaching a Stranger
"Sometimes you just need loads of layers!"
"We have lost the ability to make decisive, strong choices in our art."
"I like music when it’s weird and poetic at the same time."
Sadness and a bit of Cardio
"A song is finished when I no longer hate it."
"My perspective is: Half out of my body and half deep inside my brain."
"My works keep evolving. I design them for that."
Lifting the Spirit
"We have a lot of "unfinished" projects. We somehow always want to start fresh."
"What makes lyrics good? When I can know the person by the words they speak."
"The better I get at life skills, the better my music becomes."
A World of Freedom
Music Heals Better
"Without the outside world, I cannot create my music!"
Lazyness and Contemplation
"All the important plugins exist already. They just aren't 100% yet."
Songs from the Middle of Nowhere
"It always starts with an absence. And the question – why?"
The Missing Piece
Magic with any Method
"Music opens the portal to another dimension of spirituality."
"Life is a spinning vinyl record. Listen - and you'll hear it."
"I'll write one line and realise - wow. That's how I feel about that."
This is who I am.
"If it sounds decent the next day, it’s a keeper! If not, then I bin it."
Teacup and Saucer
Tectonic Ballroom Dancing
"It’s all an experiment that you try to control. We are just passengers within."
Striving for an “Absolute”
"Arturia's Minimoog Made me Cry."
"If I move the microphone only a tiny bit in one direction, everything's affected."
"I don't want my music to engage your intelligence."
Do your work, then step back.
"Writing a piece of music is like splattering down all your feelings into sound."
No Magic Key, no Breakthrough
"If an AI isn't motivated by fame, greed, sex, and popularity – why would it develop creativity?"
"Sounds carry ideas like blood cells."
"Artists would not have survived in the wild."
A Brutal Relationship
Preparing for the Marathon
A State of Hypersensitivity
Everything Before Plot
Connecting the Music to the Spirit
"I Appreciate the Absence of Music a lot."
Breaking Through the Wall
Look into the Unknown
Illuminated from Inside
"If you can’t compose, then you will decompose."
Reality in the Distance
Trust and Run
Remove, Twist, Modulate
"A Good Song Connects your Soul to the Universe."
The Magic Happens after Midnight
Activism and Art, Unite!
"Young blacks from the hood are often labelled as criminals. My dress sense is my way of breaking these stereotypes."
Drawn Into the Spell
Healing Without Limits
Sticking to the Story
Enter and Influence
Happily Haunted by Ghosts
Homesick for the Studio
A Wider Lens
"There is always a “I wish I had done this or that” for every album."
Magic in the Unknown
Starting at the Soul
Acts of Resistance
"I have never managed to make me a good cup of coffee. I guess that’s art too."
"When do forms become something else?"
Craft and Creativity
"My music is a call to action. Black love is revolutionary."
"Sometimes it’s only when a song is finished that I understand what it was trying to tell me."
Embracing the Paradox
"American Pie had to be over 8 minutes long. I wasn’t finished telling the story."
Head Visions / Head Versions
"Fashion exposes the lies of what you speak in your lyrics."
"Having a privilege is benefitting from injustice."
"I record, I let it go, I let the thing bleed."
Free Flowing Conversation
Making the Ears See
"I want the experience to be a bit bombarding."
Wild Fucking Magic Creativity
Life Beyond Music
Collisions: The Birth of Planets
A Human First
Unformed Truths and Fluid Memories
Alphorn & Espresso
Expressing what's Inside
An Inquisitive Ear
Confession through Music
Lines in the Sand
Don't Fear the Judgement
"Writers want to think that their work is being dictated by a higher power. That's a symptom of egotism."
Roughing it Up
Strong Winds and Quiet Places
What did I have for Lunch Yesterday?
"We're not better than other species inhabiting this place – we may even be worse."
"You don't have to reach a million people. Start local. Start with you."
"I like to put Easter eggs throughout the music."
The Flavours of Life.
Visions Against Madness
Art Tells Stories
A Single Work in Progress
"Music can express a lot more than fashion ever could."
Big in Siberia
A Little Bit Here, A Little Bit There
An Artist of Proximity
The Need to Noodle
"Control is the opposite of creative expression."
Fire, Walk with Me
"Sound and field recording can one hundred percent change our perception of the world."
True to the Music
Trust the Vibe
"I remember absence being something odd and impossible to handle. It didn’t feel real."
Closer to the Environment
Challenges of Perspective
"Perfection isn’t the goal."
Drawn to the Past
How to Uncover a Hazy Picture
The Presence to Express
"AI will optimize some processes. But I prefer to do the job myself."
Living in Another World
Through the Mind's Lense
"Neil Tennant from the Pet Shop Boys taught me about intelligent lyrics."
A Dormant Volcano
"Live, you are on the train, whether you want to be or not."
Inspiration from the Future
Entertainer. Educator. Artist.
Elixir of Life
Possible but Risky
Becoming a Beginner
Producing in the Golden Age
A Groovy Kind of Strangeness
A Process of Discovery
Follow the Flow
"All we have is now. You can’t take it with you after death."
Spaces of Freedom
"It is exciting to discard the rule book."
Chance before Concept
Weapons of Choice
"Once a space is populated with bodies, something else happens."
"We need to be more careful about the effects of noise pollution on all life forms."
Speech on Steroids
Drums. 100%. Drums.
Enriched by Abstraction
"In your early years of free improvising, you are not truly able to listen."
"We understand very little what sound does to us."
The Quest against Clunkiness
Between the Real World and the Cosmic
A Composition Titled Life
A Tender Moment
The Dream is Real.
No Fiddling Around!
Overcoming the Self
Longevity and Integrity
A Wild Ride
Rip Off the Band Aid
"It’s about understanding when to remove sound as much as it is to know when to have it in."
"Playing improvised music is like taking a bath in the past, present and future."
A Bit More Ruthless
Searching, Finding, Losing, Searching, Finding, Losing
Beholden to the Mood
The Gateless Gate
Either and Both
"I like some order in my life. It helps the chaos in my brain."
Where Language Fails
A Strong Sense of a Higher Power
This is Our Path
A Critical Hope
Sharing a Good Time and Space
"Living systems are more powerful than any artificial intelligence."
Learning how to Feel
The Beauty of Rawness
Blurry Turns Clear
Shut Up for a Moment or Two
Writing from the Heart
Still Turning the Knobs
(Big) Control Freak
On a Higher Level
Divide and Spread
Always Other Ways to See
The Closest Thing to a Religion
Deep in the Universe of Music
"Colonization severs cultural ties through oppression and violence."
Dance Your Life
Creation, Destruction, Rebirth - Repeat
Free from Reality
Festering on my Mind
Follow the Energy
Thought above Matter, Matter into Spirit
"Music inhabits a uniquely magical domain."
A Conduit in Deep Space
"Music is the ultimate communicator of true emotion."
The Magical Mystery Tour of Ideas
"Every sound I make is a performance. No matter where I am."
The Yerba Maté Method
Where the Magic is
Ride the Waves!
Be a Vessel
The Beauty of Coincidences
True Magic and Mystery
Shaped by Art
Music Non Stop
You can pray in your church, but it is better to sing.
No Real Rhyme or Reason
Shaping the soundworld
Every Idea Gets a Chance.
Good Vibes Only
Learning When to Stop
Waves and Circles
A Line to God
Giving Birth to a Table
"You must be totally prepared. But you must also be empty."
Life in the Key of D flat
More Accurate than Words
Existing as a Path
Fighting with Music
Map of our Lives
Decorating the Tree
Patterns of Possibilities
Filling the Gaps
Choose Your Own Adventure
The Unknown Source
True to the Senses
What Don’t I Need Anymore?
In Uncharted Limbo
Man with a Plan
Early on a Sunday Morning
Mean it When You Sing it
Your East is My House
A Primary Vessel for Consciousness
Spoilt for Choice
I Create, Therefore I am.
No Task, No Schedule
"Electronic tools will be the end of the traditional 12-tone equal system."
"We see our different backgrounds as our super-power."
"My life changed the second I walked in Philip Glass's door."
Windows into the Soul
Malleable & Multi-Layered
"Artists are in a unique position - they raise their voices and people will listen."
Out of my Mind, Into my Body
Small Acts of Care and Intention
The Best is yet to Come
Sauna. Food. Sounds.
Riding the Wave
‘Creation is bringing to the surface what already exists’
A Feverish Desire
Voice as Place
Avoiding the Abyss
"If I were my computer I would ask for publishing rights."
Queen of the Road
The Value of Risk
The Thrill of the Lute
Intrigued by Contrast
Think Less, Feel More
A Selection of the Week's Best Interviews + Reviews & Music
Black and White Blood
Let Go Off the Wheel
No On or Off Button
Feeling the Vibrations
Freedom Through Knowledge
Worth Doing Poorly
Make Noise, Mutate Music
Show Up and Play.
Call it Anarchy
Freedom in the Frequency World
"Being in the studio 80 hours a week affected my health, my relationships, my ability to think clearly."
The Happiness Circuit
Catching the Sun
"Music moves, it evolves, it is transformed. That's what makes it so rich."
A Selection of the Week's Best Interviews + Reviews & Music
Eternity in the Gaps
"I felt I was hurtling through space uncontrollably."
Drawing Up the Trauma
In a State of No Mind
"Machines could come up with a new great song. But it wouldn’t be inventive."
Getting Over the Original
Sounds that Make Your Brain Tickle
A Sense of Heritage
Through Space, Into Your System
Towards the Truth
The Myth of the Unwell Genius
"A computer that never crashes, that would have the best impact for me."
A Selfish Attitude of Seeking Perfection
"I like the idea of some sort of energetic compost. But also, I don’t know and I enjoy not knowing."
Mystical and Awe-Inspiring, and Very, Very Personal
Part of Something Bigger
Let the Process Lead You
"Playing the bagpipes in flamenco drew a lot of attention."
A Selection of the Week's Best Interviews + Reviews & Music
A Place to Lose Yourself
"Pitch, tuning, and the sounds we create can effect the world around us."
No Need to be Beautiful
"I make sure every drum beat has purpose, power and life force."
Sounds From the Playground
Comfortable with the Unknown
Keep the Flow Going
"I cried. I was moved. I took some time to witness the pain."
A Turbulent Mind
"It felt like we were sitting in a futuristic spaceship!"
"My Intention is to Inspire Freedom."
A House With Creaking Doors
I am Art
Move Your Sound Body
Let a Sound be a Sound
No Master Class Needed
Sharing the Profound
Focus Under Pressure
What are these Creatures Doing?
A Selection of the Week's Best Interviews + Reviews & Music
No Universe Without Music
Let it Hurt, Let it Heal, Let it Go
"Everything changed after I heard Suicide."
Robes of Sound
Inspiring the Masses
"Let's not be fascists about who gets to sing a right or wrong note."
Touched by a Tune
Keep the Chaos
A Big Imagination
"There hasn't been a major technologic revolution in music since the 2010s."
We Don’t Listen With Our Ears.
Everything Embraces, Everything Meets.
A Selection of the Week's Best Interviews + Reviews & Music
"Ask yourself who you are and what you've done. Are you blameless?"
Free from Intoxication
Fulfilling the Country-Punk Prophecy
Guide and Guest
Pulsating Symmetric Rhythm Cycles
The Beauty of Not Knowing
Agent of Change
"Without technology, I am nothing."
"It's been a very, very surreal ride for me."
The Work Writes Itself.
An Ending and Beginning
Laying it Bare
"We are literally playing with people's cells and molecules!"
Soundtracks to Your Memories
"I have to put in hundreds of hours just to make it sound okay."
A Selection of the Week's Best Interviews + Reviews & Music
Only the Violin Can Reach Death.
"When someone really weird makes really good art, it’s suddenly cool to be like them."
"Improvising solo is a complicated affair!"
Revolutionary Punk Spirit
Somewhere between Chance and Passion
Ensemble of Sounds
Searching for Surprises
Flawed, Unsure, and Deeply Human
Invincible Until the Next Crash
"What Comes After Life is Irrelevant."
"Your fingers need to learn almost every move from the beginning."
Out of Context
A Paradox that Inspires
Live as we Know It
"I love the mystery of walking into a club and not knowing how the night will go."
The Challenge of Physicality
"This" and "That"
A Selection of the Week's Best Interviews + Reviews & Music
Waiting for Something to Explode
"I doubt AI will offer much beyond saving time or small variations."
Empire of the Imaginary
"In some music, you can hear the history of clashing empires."
Sharing the Energy of Life
Revelling in the Non-Specifics
Waiting for the Right Temperature
"The Space is Crucial to how I'll be Playing."
Everything, Anything, Nothing
Pinning Down the Spirit
Bathing in Timelessness
Hungry and Committed
Making the Egg Stand Up
"I'm still waiting for a technology that enables us to create any sound simply by imagining it."
"Slovakian Roma music is like Lego blocks: It keeps shifting into infinite shapes."
Textures and Layers
"Death is as beautiful as birth."
Step Into the Fire
Bodies Moving Between Time
A Sense of Displacement
Amp Up the Feelings
"I get upset when I hear fans demand artists stay in their lane."
A Feather on the Breath of God
Geometry in the Mind
Getting Through the Pain
Inhabited By a Spirit
Artificial Time Warp
Nourishing the Soul
When it’s Time to Write, it’s Time to Write.
To Do Magnificent Things
No Value, no Message
Waltzing Past the Filters
Articulating the Sacred
Sentimental in the End
Searching to be Human
Warrior With a Wooden Sword
A Vulnerable Voice
No Grand Gestures
Just Stop and Make Art!
Real Culture has Longevity.
A New Sting Each Time
"I've sometimes thought: Peter, this could be your last project."
"I'm very curious to see if I could make music with another me."
The Cycle is Always the Same
Own an Image, Seek an Answer
"Identity as a social concept can be an exhausting spiral."
Boredom, Dead Ends, Money, Curiosity
Living Off Ideas
Time Travel, the Heavy Way
Soundtracks for your Visual Imagination
Towards the Zen-Place
"These songs opened the door to my subconsciousness.“
A Great Escape
Feelings, not Forms
"Addressing hunger is a moral imperative!"
Making a Mark
Stories that Tell Us How to Die
Moments of Clarity
"We fear the destruction of the natural world."
The Visceral Process
To Salute the Universe
A Solitary Pursuit for Personal Satisfaction
Quality of Otherness
"What is the point of music if it doesn't give you hope?"
Resonating Feedback Loops
I Don’t Know the Rules.
The Heart of It
Elixir of Healing
Manipulating the Archive
Celebration and Sadness
The Toned Body
"The day we released the film, a volcano erupted in Iceland."
Be - and it is.
Process, Digest, Send Back
Older Than Language
“The dead are always right, according to the proverb, but fundamentally they are always wrong."
A New Form
Creating Beautiful Life Experiences
Principles of Consciousness
"It was like trying to imagine a color outside the visible spectrum."
Where Would We Be Without Pretence and Fakery?
The Intuitive I
Within and Without
Peeping For Truth
What Would Prince Taste Like?
In Human Form
Origin = Femininity
Feeding the Health Bar
The Time it Takes
Where Words Don’t Matter
Techniques of Deception
"Bolero is the life-blood of our music culture."
A Mindset of Discovery
A Strange and Intimate Language
Reflecting the Times
The Luxury of Being Weak
My Breath is my Anchor.
Out of Language
"The Art is to Understand What a Sample is About."
Passing in Time
The Perfect Snowball
Check Your Ego at the Door
The Idea of North
The Uniting Tool
Do More Me
The Art of Living
Sound of the Sacred
Don't Fear Perfection. Don't Fear Failure.
Rituals in the Library of Memories
Between Exhaustion and Innovation
"I wanted to explore what we gain when we lose."
A Dope Beat is a Dope Beat.
Catharsis and Bravery
"Those $25 contributions really add up."
Music Means Home.
The Message-Releasing Process
The Missing Piece
Don't Look Back
Restoring the Lost Link.
Creativity is a Habit
"A movement doesn't just happen overnight."
Spirit and Ritual
Only Busy When it Rains
What Not to Do
Relevant to Many
Staying in the Pocket
Hovering Above Existence
The Fluidity Principle
Panoramic Soul Sounds
Beyond the Now
Glimpses of Elsewhere
Using Both Brains
A Common Conversation
Imitate. Assimilate. Innovate.
It's Open, it's Music.
My instrument is my teacher.
The best ideas come from outer space.
The Beauty of Routine
Bets With Myself
Slow Levels of Complexity
Stories We Tell Each Other
Space for Failure
Oceans of Possibilities
Let It In, Let It Go
Greater than Thoughts
Acts of Devotion
Pure and True
A Sense of Fulfillment
The Distance between the Old and New
Pushing the Limit
The Fisherman and the Sea
An Adventure of the Mind
A Solitary Introvert
Adapt and Overcome
Emotions, Hair and Water
I Want to Connect.
Listen. Very carefully.
Live in the Present, Strive for the Future.
Nothing to Lose
Freedom in Form
The Silence Inbetween
All is in All
Approaching the Pinnacle
Tickling the Hemispheres
Dance The Vibes Away
Real Life Magic
This is not a popularity contest.
Connecting with Eternity
Making Sounds to Feel Alive
A Transcendent Experiment
The Sandpit Mindset
Music is Acupuncture. Acupuncture is Music.
New Ways to Learn
A Powerful Force in the Universe
Leave Them Wanting More
Tension and Release
Learning the Rules, Breaking the Rules
Correcting the Past, Creating the Sound
Escape From Planet Ugly
Make it your Own
Stay Focused – Whatever You Do
Surrounded by Intensity
A Constant Process of Change
How Do You Hear the Fruits of the Tree?
Progressions in Taste
God. Death. Sex.
True Inner Freedom
Live and Let Go.
The Inside Mysteries of Creation
A Seamless Relationship
Hearing is Feeling.
I Want it All
In Constant Orbit
The Learning Never Stops.
A Lot Like Therapy
A Heart Opening
An Uncomfortable Cult
Falling and Reappearing
What Lives, Improvises.
Routines Won't Suffice
A Unique Synergy
Shaping the Future of Sound
Hooked on a Feeling
A Happy Balance
Life is a Distraction.
A Feeling-Motivated Process
Controlled by the Heart
Composing a Passion
New Methods to Move
Different Aspects Of the Soul
All Over the Place
Crossing the Invisible Line
Building New Stories
Moments of Risks
A Fluid Relationship
Channelled From an Outside Source
In the Moment
The Beginner's Mind
No Library Music
Ready, Willing and Able
Welcome to the Dark Side
Breaking New Grounds
In Between Worlds
The Mind is an Obstacle
Things that Breathe
Sound and Vision
Unveiling the Hidden
Music for the Mind
Don't Lose the Spark
Land of the Living
New Emotional Plateaus
The Ecology Of Emotions
To Forget Oneself
Waiting For Things to Click
A Game without Rules
Salvation in an Extended Field
A Feeling Beyond Words
A Kind Invitation
Wild and Unwieldly
(Feeling the) Machine Warmth
In the Room
Sound of the Times
Building the Meta-Instrument
The Imaginary Friends Continuum
Music You Never Expected to Hear.
The Key Word is Minimalism.
Composing From the Heart
New Ways, Old Truths
Pushed Around and Pushing Back
Letting the Gear Have a Voice
Rhythms to Move Your Soul
Worlds in Dialogue
The Stories of our Lives
Known and Unknown
A Playground of Ideas
Brave New World
A Necessity of Existence
A Condition of Multi-Instrumentalism
Georgia’s Hidden Treasures
Premises and Emotions.
Sailors in Many Boats.
Vocal Sound Spaces
Coziness and Coffee
A Beef with the Flow
Music Will Never Die!
Pillars of Life
20 or 2000?
We are the Hands of Robots.
A Love of Dusty Records
Going the Distance
Weapon of Choice
From the Soul
A Matter of Style
Let the Spirit Lead
Sounds of Music
Experience as Influence
Colours in My Mind
Shit Into Magic
It's in the Groove
The Truth is in the Recording.
Between Two Layers
Art is War. Art is Life.
Unique, not Perfect
Body and Breath
A Preference for Freedom
Up Close and Personal
Feel the Rhythm
Points of Contact
After the Fire
Service to the Ephemeral
A Fluent Exchange
Last in the Olympics
Art From the Heart
Turning Off the Analytical Mind
A Personal Narrative
Visions of a Lone Wolf
Gifts From an Otherworldly Source
A Cycle of Beautiful Energy
Medium of the Night
Hard to Lie When You're Singing
Shiver of the Unknown
Whatever We Do, We Do it Wrong.
Here to Lead.
The Beauty of Randomness
In the Mood
Belonging to a Bigger Truth
A Personal Perception of Life
Landscapes Wrapped in Silence
This isn't Art.
We Are Vibration.
Running the Risk
Music Is Just a Word
I Am Music.
Less is More
Emotions in Isolation
Input and Space
Talking to the Bones
The Urge to Do Good
Lessons of Ghosts
Let's Hear it for the Girls
Sounds That Don't Exist
Flow in a Clutter Free Mind
Locked into Spotify Hellscape
Of the Living
Instinct and Emotion
Exercises in Reduction
A Deeper Field of Mind
Journeys in Isolation
Proper Accidental Glitches
Dice on the Ground
A Beginner's Mindset.
Senses in Tandem
Hearing is Hearing.
Worker Ants on a Wooden Block
Too much light is distracting.
A Creative Ecosytem
The Grand Canyon of Audio Waves
Structures that House Sound
Support the Dinosaur
The Future is Vibrational.
The Monster in the Machine
With a Bang
To Define Is to Limit.
The Joy of Discovery
Into the Imaginary World
The Sound of Music
Sharing the Medicine
It's not the Bow, it's the Indian.
Give Me Emotion
The Magic Mantle
Mining for the Vein
Real Musical Spirit
The One-Knob Opposition
Dinosaurs at Play
Family by Choice
It’s not entertainment, it’s survival.
They say don't. We say DO.
A Larger Context
Just the Night
Dirt in the Colour
Healing and Bonding
Blood, Sweat and Tears
The Source Language
Free Like a Newborn
Going Off Page
Creativity, Fast and Slow
Room to Breathe
Inside the Oxygen Tank
Mother of Invention
The Power of Processed Problems
The Goosebumps Don’t Lie.
The Isolated Experience
Under the Spell
I Choose the Night
Trimming Down the Palette
Time and Timelessness
In a Safe Space
Swimming Against the Stream
Dancing with the Machines
Music as Meditation
Unwrapping the Gift
How to Make a Painting
The Global Dealer
Sound is a Dream I Had Last Night.
Don't Force It
A Constant Battle
Moving Towards the Masterpiece
Given to Understand
It’s an Awareness Thing.
The Tonal Street-Crossing
A Battle of Maths
The Professional Approach to Music
Keep the Convo Flowing
A Different Kind of Story
Timbre at the Heart
Learning by Doing
Music for the People
The Deal is in the Music
The Closest Thing to Magic
How can we be without music?
Crying on the Inside
An Ideal Reality
Small Steps and Bigger Pictures
One Chance Before the Moment Passes
Music Makes Friends
Kind to Yourself
This Girl Is
In the Still of the Night
The Good Bits
Vibrations Across Water
More is More
Everything is Influential
Form and Function
Friendship and Flow
Wrestling the Voices
Aesthetics, Abstraction and Disrupture
Peace of Mind
Between Control and Chaos
Fall from Grease
Never too Comfortable
Sensory and Sexual
Feed In and Feed Back
Reflecting on Perception
The Boring Mode
Forcing the Muse
Elements of Proto-Life
Always out of Reach
Duped and Disrupted
Cuddly Universes for the Ears
In the Mood
A Hippie at Heart
In the Hands of the Gods
Keeping the Miracle Alive
Yoga of the Ears
The Art of the Audience
Strike at the Heart
Addicted to Writing
Nothing Left to Say
Soul on Display
Don't we have a Mission?
Touch the Music
The Voice is the Journey
Commited to the Work
The Loop that Gets Better and Better
Always On My Mind
Letting Music Happen
Worlds Apart, Still Connected
Something out of Nothing
Energy that You Can Touch and Feel
Little Concentration Pockets
The First and the Best Listener
A Haunted Resurrection
A World Below 60Hz
My Mind, the Instrument
Playing the Game
Longer Set Times, Please
Weaving the Magic
Guiding the Unknown
Beyond the Self
It’s music, it moves us
Reshaping the Rituals
Reading the Room
Salt and Pepper
Go for a walk!
The Gift of Oversensitivity
A Sense of Child-Like Discovery
It's All About Results
The Doing Nothing Times
Wearing All the Hats
Be still - let the music in.
Strings and Samplers
Scientist or Artist?
Blessed with the Need
The Guessing Game
A Simple Beast
Finding Form and Beauty
Erupting Earth and Emotion
An Obsession with Time
Taking Great Pains
A Need to Contribute
A Preference for Solitude
Practise & Performance
An Alternative Cultural Perspective
Blessed by the Machine Fairies
A Nocturnal Affair
The Natural Course of Things
Words with Friends
Images from the Mental Archives
Technology Does Not Deliver
Make the Feeling Last
A Kid Lost in LEGO
Hand Made Electronic Music
Married to Music
Footsteps from the Shower
Hearing is Existing
3 DJs to Every Plumber
Infinite Harmonic Space
Full Scope for Creativity
The most important thing is sleep!
Pure Entertaining Art
Just Keep it Simple
Living in the Body
Larger than Life
Releasing the Wind
The Importance of Difficult Ideas
A Pinnacle of Human Endeavour
I am a Tool, I am a Vessel
Fear of a Dead Language
The Octopus is Playing
Cutting Out the Statue
Shiver in Solitude
A Question of Trust
An Intense Exchange of Emotion
A Deep and Genuine Place
Be the Sea