William Basinski

William Basinski at Issue Project Room

Basinski is playing the inaugural event for Issue Project Room’s 2017 fall season and celebrating his new release, A Shadow in Time. He unfurls the 8-second loop of “For David Robert Jones,” a requiem for the performer most know as David Bowie. Basinski’s ceaseless looping becomes ritualistic in order for listeners to appreciate its half-hour degradation. 

Published at Tiny Mix Tapes

World Listening Day

World Listening Day Remembers Electronic Pioneer and Deep Listening Creator Pauline Oliveros

This year’s World Listening Day celebrates Pauline Oliveros, the late pioneering electronic musician who conceived Deep Listening, a practice of intentional aural concentration incorporating aspects of meditation and improvisation. Often, Deep Listening is coupled with evolving electronic or electroacoustic music to strengthen its effects. The point is to pause and observe minute changes in the music, or if music is absent, the listening environment.

Published at Pop Matters

Evan Caminiti

Evan Caminiti at Issue Project Room


Evan Caminiti’s Toxic City Music is a collection of heavily processed sound collages, contemplative drones primarily informed by the towering metropolis of New York City. But the record is also a personal expression of frustration and helplessness. Caminiti calls the album “a direct indictment of the world around me,” which can be interpreted both as a criticism of America’s teeming urban center but also at recent global shortcomings.

Published at Echoes and Dust


Moogfest Elevates Elecronic Festivals to Cerebral Heights

Electronic music festival Moogfest welcomes an exciting roster to Durham, North Carolina for its 11th edition. Among the 150 artists are Animal Collective, Flying Lotus, Mykki Blanco, Talib Kweli, Michael Stipe of R.E.M., Simian Mobile Disco, and Gotye. The schedule is packed from May 18th to 21st, with workshops, conversations, film screenings, live scorings, installations, and presentations by instrument creators. 

Published at Echoes and Dust

Loren Connors

Loren Connors at Issue Project Room

Early last October, French guitar and electronic pioneer Richard Pinhas played to a packed crowd at an Ambient Church event in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. The show highlighted the reverberant cathedral’s natural acoustics, and Pinhas obliterated everyone’s ears with a dense, overwhelming dirge of noise that left little to subtlety.

Published at Echoes and Dust

Movements in Modular

Movements in Modular at National Sawdust

The recent revival and excitement over modular synthesizers, chronicled in the documentary “I Dream of Wires,” is reaching critical mass and trickling into the performance arena. No longer do New Yorkers need to head to fringe electronic music festivals to see someone tinkering with a modular creation – now, it’s right in our backyard.

Published at Echoes and Dust

Vijay Iyer and Wadada Leo Smith

Vijay Iyer and Wadada Leo Smith Strip Jazz Naked

At National Sawdust, wunderkind Vijay Iyer and trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith take the stage for a bare, abstract jazz set. The setup is simple: a grand piano, electric keyboard, laptop and an effects box for Iyer, and a single trumpet played by Smith, who alternates timbre by selectively muting his horn’s bell flair throughout.

Published at Echoes and Dust


Squarepusher’s Shobaleader Is Daft Punk Meets Jaco Pastorius

Squarepusher’s Tom Jenkinson is most known for his drill n’ bass assaults, impossibly chopped percussion explorations that will melt faces after prolonged exposure. Yet, he’s not one to remain tethered to a singular sound or genre. He recently released an entire album of live solo bass performances and a curious side project called Shobaleader One, a chill listen speckled with jazzy chords and vocoded lyrics.

Published at Subrewind