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Interview | Music Technology, Jan 1989
Contemporary American composer Steve Reich talks about train journeys, music video theatre, and the ethics and aesthetics of sampling. Simon Trask goes along for the ride.
Interview | Sound On Sound, Sep 1991
Despite an outward contempt for technology, Steve Reich has exploited it to create some of the century's seminal works of modern music, and will rely on the latest in digital electronics for his current project. Mark J. Prendergast tries to make sense of it all.
Interview | Music Technology, Aug 1993
Steve Reich & Beryl Korot: The Cave
Pioneering documentary music video theatre
Interview | Electronics & Music Maker, Mar 1986
The quiet man of systems music tells Simon Trask why his work is so often misunderstood - and why tomorrow's 'serious music' won't be possible without computers.
Interview | Sound On Sound, Oct 1993
Steve Reich & Beryl Korot's The Cave
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Interview | Sound On Sound, Nov 1991
The Making Of A New Music Supremo
Philip Glass is the best known, and certainly the best paid, contemporary new music composer. In London for performances of his music for the films Koyaanisqatsi and Powaqqatsi, he talked to Mark J. Prendergast.
Interview | Music Technology, May 1990
From artistic oppression under Stalin to contributing to Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey, György Ligeti has remained a true music pioneer. Simon Trask talks to a musical legend.
Interview Series | Music Technology, Jan 1993
Philip Glass: Glazed expression
Interview | Sound On Sound, Aug 1989
Mark J. Prendergast interviews California-born musician Terry Riley, the influential inventor of 'minimalist' music.
Interview | Electronics & Music Maker, Aug 1983
An in-depth interview with this multitalented musician/composer/producer who reveals the techniques used on his new LP and explains how to use the E-bow to best advantage
Interview Series | Music Technology, Feb 1993
Harold Budd - The incredible lightness of being
Interview | Electronics & Music Maker, May 1986
Upcoming systems music composer chats to Simon Trask about modern technology, Renaissance music and Belgian pop.
Interview | Electronics & Music Maker, Feb 1986
Brian’s younger brother talks to Tim Goodyer about Erik Satie, the state of pop, and being related to somebody more famous than you are.
Interview | Sound On Sound, Jan 1992
Although Michael Nyman's name and music became known through Peter Greenaway's extraordinary films, Prospero's Books may see not just the peak but also the end of their creative partnership. But Nyman has other strings to his bow, as Mark J. Prendergast discovers.
Interview | Sound On Sound, Feb 1993
Interview | Sound On Sound, Apr 1993
Interview | Electronics & Music Maker, Dec 1983
Fashionably minimalistic, America's premier avant garde composer recently visited the UK for an all too brief concert tour. He has been cited by many international stars as one of their first influences, yet commercial success has eluded him. Dan Goldstein listens to what he has to say
Interview | Sound On Sound, Sep 1990
Japanese Artist: World Musician
Despite the cult following for Yellow Magic Orchestra, collaborations with David Byrne on the Oscar-winning soundtrack to 'The Last Emperor', and a long-standing musical friendship with David Sylvian, the multi-faceted talents of Ryuichi Sakamoto are still not widely appreciated. Mark J. Prendergast attempts to rectify the situation...
Interview | Sound On Sound, Feb 1991
Laurie Anderson, pioneer and populariser of avant-garde electronic music, and arguably the performance artist, recently brought her 'Empty Places' show to the UK. Interview by Mark J. Prendergast.
Interview | Sound On Sound, Jul 1991
Jon Hassell has been at the leading edge of new music for three decades, with major contributions to western avant garde and world music. Following the re-release of two classic albums from the early '80s, Mark J. Prendergast presents a retrospective of Hassell's work.
Interview | The Mix, Aug 1994
At home with Chris Hughes
The former Tears For Fears producer invites us in for a cuppa
Interview | The Mix, Dec 1994
Ambient, techno and the internet
Interview | Electronics & Music Maker, Oct 1985
An ex-music critic turns prolific avant garde composer and finds himself in demand from the Time Out fraternity. Dan Goldstein talks to the man everyone calls a systems music composer—wrongly.
Interview | Electronics & Music Maker, Dec 1985
A Thursday Afternoon with Brian Eno
The master of ambience tells Alan Jensen all about art, culture, experimentation and the Smiths.
Interview | Music Technology, Aug 1987
A successful composer of minimal music or would-be writer of pop instrumentals? Tim Goodyer isn't sure so he challenges the man himself for the answers.