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Interviews

Terry Riley - 20th Century Americans - Terry Riley - Part 3

Interview Series | Music Technology, Mar 1993

The life of (Terry) Riley

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.

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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.

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

Interview Series | Music Technology, Jan 1993

Philip Glass: Glazed expression

Bernard Xolotl on Synclavier II and Music

Interview | Electronics & Music Maker, Mar 1983

This French-born synthesist describes his experiences with the Synclavier and other digital instruments

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

Klaus Schulze

Interview | Sound On Sound, Feb 1993
European Son

György Ligeti - The Pioneer

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.

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.

Brian Eno - Eno Sense

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.

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.

Colin Newman - Newman's A to Z

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.

David Cunningham - The Lizard King

Interview | Electronic Soundmaker, Nov 1984

At home in the ice-house with Flying Lizard David Cunningham.

Ed Williams - The Old School

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.

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.

Irmin Schmidt - Irmin Schmidt on his Toy Planet

Interview Audio | Electronics & Music Maker, Aug 1981

John Cage - 20th Century Americans - John Cage

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.

Philip Glass - Glassworks

Interview | Electronic Soundmaker, Mar 1984

Minimalist extraordinaire

Re-Flex - Reflex Action

Interview | Electronic Soundmaker, Jul 1984

The Fishman guide to DIY synths

Tom Newman

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.

Wim Mertens - Music For Piano And Voice

Interview | Electronics & Music Maker, May 1986

Upcoming systems music composer chats to Simon Trask about modern technology, Renaissance music and Belgian pop.

 

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