5.5 Questions for Dan Clucas

Dan Clucas, photo by Dave Travis

1. What led you to the work you’re making now?

Most of my work is still rooted in improvisation from a group perspective using conventional group settings (i.e. “jazz” instrumentation) but I have always been interested in spatial performance, ever since attending the Los Angeles premiere of Boulez’ Répons in 1985. So this is a great opportunity for me to investigate that part of my musical psyche, and hopefully it will lead to more.

2. What…

Office Playlist 05-09-16 (TOMITA EDITION)

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Today in the office, we were listening to the work of electronic music pioneer Isao Tomita, who passed away last week at the age of 84. Some of his best albums aren’t freely available online (Pictures at an Exhibition or Firebird, for example), but there is more than enough out there to explore!

Tomita – Snowflakes are Dancing Tomita – The Ravel Album Electric Samurai – Switched On Rock Tomita – Catastrophy 1999 Tomita (with Kodo and Kusillaqta)Nasca Fantasy TomitaThe Bermuda Triangle TomitaThe…

Office Playlist (05-02-16)

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Here’s what’s playing in the SASSAS office this week!

Juliana Barwick – Will Anonymous 4The Origin Of Fire (Hildegard von Bingen) Kevin DrummTannenbaum Miles DavisParis, Salle Pleyel (1969) Zs – Live @ Jazzhouse, Copenhagen (13th of October, 2014)

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Juliana Barwick – Will

Anonymous 4The Origin Of Fire (Hildegard von Bingen)

Kevin DrummTannenbaum

Miles DavisParis, Salle Pleyel (1969)

5.5 Questions for Bobb Bruno

Bobb Bruno BHSO 2016

1. What led you to the work you’re making now?

Just a love for synthesizers, drum machines, and non-traditional forms of electronic music.

2. What was your very first gig?

My first solo gig was at the original The Smell location in North Hollywood, late Nineties i believe. I recreated my bedroom and played in my pajamas. Instrumentation was chord organ, Yamaha SU-10 sampler, vocals.

3. What are you listening to these days?

Let’s Eat Grandma, The new Bixio/Frizzi/Tempera Magnetic Systems compilation Lp, Oiler,…

Office Playlist (04-11-16)

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Today in the SASSAS office, we went on a retro-futurist adventure into the space lounges of futures past! We skipped some of the obvious, brighter stars, in search of other asterisms.

Walter Schumann: Exploring the Unknown Paul Tanner / Andre Montero And His Orchestra: Music For Heavenly Bodies Frank Comstock: Music From Outer Space George Russell: Jazz in the Space Age Lonne Liston Smith: Astral Traveling Russ Garcia: Fantastica Vyacheslav Mescherin Orcestra:…

Office Playlist 04-04-16

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Here’s what’s we’re listening to in the SASSAS office today!

Superior Viaduct: SV mix-tape TALsounds: Live Spool’s Out Session, March 2016 tholl / fogel / hoff // CONDITIONAL TENSION Cara Stacey: Things That Grow Gamelan Pacifica: Trance Gong Arnold Dreyblatt: Boiler Room x St John’s LIVE Set

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Superior Viaduct: SV mix-tape

TALsounds: Live Spool’s Out Session, March 2016

tholl / fogel / hoff // CONDITIONAL TENSION

 

Cara Stacey: Things That…

Office Playlist 03-28-16

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Here’s some of what’s playing in the SASSAS office today!

Joe Pass & Ella Fitzgerald: Duets in Hannover 1975 Sun Ra: Supersonic Jazz Magma: Mëkanïk Dëstruktïẁ Kömmandöh Frosty – Celsius Drop (03.24.16) on dublab.com Ostinato Records: Mélange Afrophonia 1968 – 1980 Volcanic Tongue: Neil’s Picks: Unreleased Richard Youngs 1979-2011

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Joe Pass and Ella Fitzgerald: Duets in Hannover 1975

Sun Ra: Supersonic Jazz

Magma: Mëkanïk Dëstruktïẁ Kömmandöh

Frosty – Celsius Drop (03.24.16)…

Office Playlist (03-21-16)

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Here’s some of what’s playing in the SASSAS office today!

Strategy: Information Pollution Michael Mizrahi: Currents (Q2 Music Album of the Week) V/A: The Roots Of Chicha – Psychedelic Cumbias From Peru BBC Radiophonic Workshop: Out Of This World Sonic Boom: Spectrum Rats: Rats Collage: Käokiri Aphex Twin: Peel Session 1992 / Live From Sheffield Hallam University 1993

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Strategy: Information Pollution

Michael Mizrahi: Currents

V/A: The Roots…

Office Playlist (03-15-16)

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Here’s some of what we’re listening to in the SASSAS office today!

Amon Düül II: Yeti Christine Tavolacci: Ryoanji Thelonious Monk: Thelonious Alone in San Francisco Iggy Pop: Post-Pop Depression Anenon: Petrol Mark Maxwell: Sankofa Sound System (03.08.16 on Dublab)

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Amon Düül II: Yeti

Christine Tavolacci: Ryoanji

Ryoanji by Christine Tavolacci with Bonnie Whiting

Thelonious Monk: Thelonious Alone in San Francisco

Iggy Pop: Post-Pop Depression

5.5 Questions for Matt Barbier

Matt Barbier / sound. at the Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook: Mural (photo by Don Lewis)

1. What led you to the kind of work you make now?

A lot of things. One of the big ones is my non-music job. I do a lot of woodworking and machining, because of that I’ve spent a lot of time with earplugs in. I’ve started to notice this pleasant difference in hearing between what is close to me [the sounds in my ears] and the sounds outside of my earplugs. It’s made me very interested in how a…