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Interviews

Philip Glass - 20th Century Americans - Philip Glass - Part 1

Interview Series | Music Technology, Jan 1993

Philip Glass: Glazed expression

Philip Glass - Glassworks

Interview | Electronic Soundmaker, Mar 1984

Minimalist extraordinaire

Philip Glass - Glassworks

Interview | Electronic Soundmaker, Sep 1985

Category crossing contemporary composer cornered

Philip Glass - A Touch of Glass

Interview | Sound On Sound, Mar 1989

Philip Glass is best known for his work as a minimalist classical composer, but recently he's been completing work in fields as diverse as opera, piano recitals, film and synth ensembles. Mark Jenkins talked to the minimalist maestro during a fleeting visit to London for his latest opera, 'The Making Of The Representative From Planet 8'.

Philip Glass - The Glass Bead Game

Interview | Making Music, Jul 1986

The man the man who the man who makes the man who the man who the man who makes repetitive music.

Philip Glass - Glassworks

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

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.

Philip Glass - Glass

Interview | Electronics & Music Maker, Sep 1985
Handle With Care

Systems composer Philip Glass is still high technology's best-known 'serious music' champion. But how good have the performances of his latest opera, 'Akhnaten' really been? Annabel Stott again.

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S' Express - A Night In The Studio

Interview | Music Technology, Feb 1989

Their '88 acid house hits took Britain's clubland by storm, but now S' Express are taking their sampling a stage further. Tim Goodyer enjoys the trip.

Steve Reich

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.

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.

The Music System

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.

Bill Nelson

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

Laurie Anderson

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.

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.

Harold Budd - 20th Century Americans - Harold Budd - Part 2

Interview Series | Music Technology, Feb 1993

Harold Budd - The incredible lightness of being

John Foxx

Interview | Electronics & Music Maker, Nov 1983

Founder of Ultravox, John Foxx talks here about his new projects, new album and his return to the live stage.

The Composer's Contract

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.

Relatively Speaking

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.

Musical Books

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.

Klaus Schulze

Interview | Sound On Sound, Feb 1993
European Son

Rebel Yell

Interview | Sound On Sound, Apr 1993

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.

Andrew Poppy - Pop Goes Minimal

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.

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.

 

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