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Interviews

Jon Hassell - Ethnic Fanfare

Interview | Music Technology, Dec 1987

American trumpeter extraordinaire talks to John Diliberto about horns, electronics and Indian ragas; '60s experimentation meets '80s chic.

Jon Hassell

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.

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Terry Riley - A Composer For Our Time

Interview | Sound On Sound, Aug 1989

Mark J. Prendergast interviews California-born musician Terry Riley, the influential inventor of 'minimalist' music.

Beyond The Infinite

Interview | Sound On Sound, Jun 1990

Inventor of the 'infinite guitar', this Canadian born player's haunting multi-layered guitar parts have graced the works of such luminaries as Brian Eno, Jon Hassell, U2's Edge, and Daniel Lanois, though Michael Brook's own music has yet to receive the recognition it deserves. Mark J. Prendergast reports.

David Sylvian - Master Craftsman

Interview | Sound On Sound, Mar 1987

Since the break-up of his group Japan in November 1982, David Sylvian has been slowly widening the base of his music to encompass both ethnic and avant-garde sounds. Mark Prendergast gathers the facts on the change of style.

Brian Eno - Brian Eno: Thoughts, Words, Music and Art - Part 1

Interview Series | Sound On Sound, Jan 1989

Mark Prendergast begins a two part in-depth appraisal of the thoughts, words, music and art of one of the most influential artists of the last decade: Brian Eno.

Harold Budd - The Sound-Painted World of Harold Budd

Interview | Sound On Sound, Dec 1986

The Eno collaborator and leading exponent of American minimalist music, Harold Budd, discloses the fascinating background to his new solo album 'Lovely Thunder', his love of the piano and his strange union with the Cocteau Twins. Mark Prendergast attends the masterclass and takes notes.

Brian Eno - Eno: Thoughts, Words, Music and Art - Part 2

Interview Series | Sound On Sound, Feb 1989

Part 2: Mark Prendergast continues his in-depth look at the formation of Eno’s new record company, Land Records, and the use of electronics in his music.

Daniel Lanois - The Magic of Daniel Lanois - Part 1

Interview Series | Sound On Sound, Aug 1987

Mark Prendergast interviews this French-Canadian engineer/producer about his long-standing production partnership with Brian Eno and his recent involvement with Peter Gabriel and U2.

Jeff Rona - Musing Computers

Interview | Music Technology, Oct 1990

A long-time member of the MIDI establishment, Jeff Rona is a musician who gets more mileage out of computers than most. Scott Wilkinson listens in on Mac, PAN, digital editing and Jon Hassell's latest LP.

Daniel Lanois - Creating Chaos

Interview | Music Technology, Oct 1987

Currently enjoying the success of U2's 'The Joshua Tree' album, this French-Canadian producer talks to Paul Tingen about his hand in this, Peter Gabriel's 'So' and other projects.

Brian Eno

Interview | Sound On Sound, Oct 1990
Breaking The Silence

Brian Eno, is undoubtedly one of the most influential figures in electronic music, yet his creative energies have recently been directed into other people's music. Now, with the release of one solo and one collaborative album approaching, he gives a rare interview to Mark Prendergast.

Philip Glass

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.

Partridge in a pair

Interview Audio | The Mix, Aug 1994

Michael Brook

Interview | Sound On Sound, Jun 1992
Canada Dry

Michael Brook, inventor of the Infinite Guitar, is a guitarist, composer and producer with a good deal of talent and a taste for the unusual. Paul Tingen met him to talk about his forthcoming Cobalt Blue album.

The Orb

Interview | Sound On Sound, May 1993
It Came From Outer Space

David Sylvian - Sylvian - Behind the Veil

Interview | Electronics & Music Maker, Sep 1986

It's two years since the former japan frontman made his solo debut, but a new double album showcases both Sylvian's unique songwriting and his interest in ambient, instrumental music. Exhaustive interview by Tim Goodyer.

David Sylvian - Exorcising Ghosts

Interview | Music Technology, May 1991

The charismatic singer, composer and lyricist rejoins the former members of Japan for their first LP in ten years. Tim Goodyer talks technology, philosophy and improvisation with David Sylvian.

David Torn - In Praise Of Music

Interview | Music Technology, Jul 1988

Q: When is a guitar not a guitar? A: When it's part of David Sylvian's music. Taking time out from a hectic schedule David Torn talks guitar textures and musical crossovers with Tim "pretentious, moi?" Goodyer.

Mark Isham - Blowing Technology's Horn

Interview | Sound On Sound, Nov 1988

Mark Prendergast talks with trumpeter, composer, and synthesist Mark Isham about new technology, David Sylvian, Van Morrison, Windham Hill, and his solo career as one of Hollywood's more interesting film soundtrack composers.

Michael Brook - In The Mood

Interview | Electronics & Music Maker, Aug 1986

A Canadian guitarist with a low profile but a high pedigree pays a visit to Britain. Tim Goodyer finds out about the infinite guitar and the infancy of FM synthesis.

Tears for Fears - Tears For Fears

Interview | Music Technology, Jun 1990

After spending four years recording The Seeds of Love, Tears for Fears are back and touring the world. Curt Smith and Roland Orzabal talk tears and technology with Dan Rue and Tim Goodyer.

Discretion

Interview | Music Technology, Oct 1993

In our exclusive interview, the great domed one himself waxes ambient on remixing, jazz, Sinatra, computers, the Eventide H-3000 and his own original definition of a new, environmentally sound music

808 State - The New Statesmen

Interview | Music Technology, Feb 1993

808 State - Absolutely Gorgeous

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The New Age Music Conundrum

Feature | Sound On Sound, Jan 1987

What is 'New Age' music? Who plays it, and why is it apparently so popular? Our resident musicologist Mark Prendergast traces its development back to the work of 'new music' composers Arnold Schoenberg and Erik Satie.

 

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