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We played some gigs in Switzerland a couple of weeks ago and it was the first time I really felt the group was really a…
You could say that everything the musicians have learned and known over the years, all of their technical resources, are in a dialogue with the…
We play melodic music, we play songs, we play all kinds of things and when you improvise you don’t just shut out different languages, you…
The totality of a record is usually beyond ones ability to imagine when you start working on it, but the component parts are, usually, fairly…
I think that one of the things that influences me most as a composer is to what extent I can deconstruct and reconstruct the material…
I remember playing football dressed in peculiar costumes with some friends in France and laughing so hard we couldn’t even stand up, let alone kick…
Chris Cutler was kind enough to offer his company as an umbrella, so now I can have all my back catalogue under one roof as…
One of the things I particularly enjoyed doing was taking raw sound from locations during the film, like the candy machine, and writing pieces of…
And so many of the kinds of labels you get stuck with don’t really tell the story; Progressive, Art Rock, Noise Music, Downtown – it…
Well, I think music for kids is never anything but experimental is it?
Some things don’t wind up sounding like you’d expect, which is just as well.
Not necessarily in one concert, but they’re all there to be used if you want to use them.
If you write songs you have an idea how they’re going to sound.
I write with a mouse, because it has no psychological associations or memories or habits associated with it.
As an improviser I’m now pretty comfortable with trios, so I’m thinking of working up to quartets.
Improvised music involves a lot of intuition and I like developing intuition.
There’s an awful lot of resources that can be drawn upon in an improvised music concert.
We went through this business of me writing out all the parts for these old songs from Gravity and Speechless and we’d been performing that,…
I don’t know if I’m striving for anything that I can put into words.
There are always things to examine. What’s great is not feeling that I have to refuse any of them. Maybe no good from a PR…
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