Art and Technique

I’ve always wished that contemporary music generated the same kind of critical discourse that the visual arts do. In fact, I find that I need to read visual art criticism to get a sense of the real artistic movements that are at play today, and while there may be musicians whose work is along some […]

How has music influenced your artwork and if you listen to music in your studio as you work, what are you listening to and why? Tom Marioni

Tom Marioni I listen to jazz. I listen to jazz records and jazz radio in the studio, at home, and pretty much all of the time. As a conceptual artist my work takes many forms: sculpture, installation, performance, sound, drawing, printmaking, and so on. I don’t really see how it’s possible to discern whatever influence, […]

View from St. Petersburg: New American Music Goes To Russia

Lisa Bielawa [Ed note: Lisa Bielawa‘s The Right Weather, for piano and chamber orchestra, was premiered by the American Composers Orchestra and pianist Andrew Armstrong at Carnegie’s Zankel Hall on February 27, 2004. In January she visited St. Petersburg, Russia, to hear Armstrong perform a solo recital including a movement from The Right Weather—Wait, for […]

How has music influenced your artwork and if you listen to music in your studio as you work, what are you listening to and why? Rebeca Bollinger

Digital still from Fields (Home Depot), 2002 Courtesy of the artist and Gee’s Bend With my video works I am interested in the patterning and form that comes from chance associations, both analog and digital, through repetition and re-mixing, similarity and difference. I often work with image fragments and mix them into a new form. […]

View from the East: The Homemade Music Revolution

Greg Sandow If you go to Apple’s site for GarageBand, the company’s new and wildly hyped music software, you’d think you’d encountered a revolution. All of us—without even a speck of musical training—now can make our own music. Well, it’s been done before—check out Sonic Foundry’s ACID (well, now Sony Pictures’ ACID, now that Sony […]