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Interview Series | Music Technology, Mar 1993
The life of (Terry) Riley
Interview | Sound On Sound, Aug 1989
Mark J. Prendergast interviews California-born musician Terry Riley, the influential inventor of 'minimalist' music.
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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 Series | Music Technology, Jan 1993
Philip Glass: Glazed expression
Interview | Electronics & Music Maker, Mar 1983
This French-born synthesist describes his experiences with the Synclavier and other digital instruments
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 | Music Technology, Dec 1987
American trumpeter extraordinaire talks to John Diliberto about horns, electronics and Indian ragas; '60s experimentation meets '80s chic.
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 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 | 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 | Sound On Sound, Feb 1993
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 | 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.
Interview | Music Technology, Feb 1988
His successful production of U2 has brought musical sage Brian Eno back into the public eye. John Diliberto finds out what's become of his oblique strategies and how he approaches the latest technology.
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.
Interview | Music Technology, Dec 1986
His career began in punk performance, digressed into a fascination with synthesisers, and now finds him in collaboration with a classical composer. Colin Newman explains performance and musical subversion to Tim Goodyer.
Interview | Electronic Soundmaker, Nov 1984
At home in the ice-house with Flying Lizard David Cunningham.
Interview | Music Technology, Oct 1989
Someone whose career in music began before the invention of the tape recorder will have witnessed a revolution in music technology. Peter Ridsdale shares the experiences of a man who has spent a lifetime composing for pictures.
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.
Interview Audio | Electronics & Music Maker, Aug 1981
Interview | Music Technology, Apr 1993
John Cage eavesdropped on the strange noises coming from his own imagination. Geoff Smith and Nicola Walker Smith eavesdrop on the wise words emanating from the man himself, in one of the final interviews of his trailblazing life and the last in MT's exclusive series on modern American composers.
Interview | Electronic Soundmaker, Mar 1984
Interview | Electronic Soundmaker, Jul 1984
The Fishman guide to DIY synths
Interview | Sound On Sound, Mar 1987
Tubular Bells, Bayou Moon and other stories
Apart from his claim to fame as the co-producer of Mike Oldfield's hugely successful 'Tubular Bells' album, engineer/producer Tom Newman has most recently been making his mark in the New Age music field with two beautifully recorded albums. Mark Prendergast reports.
Interview | Electronics & Music Maker, May 1986
Upcoming systems music composer chats to Simon Trask about modern technology, Renaissance music and Belgian pop.