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We go to the movies to forget about time, to be in a dream state. And it’s entertainment, distraction, from the fact that everything is…
These things I sample, or clip, are things that we share – music, films, sounds. It triggers a layer of participation from the audience as…
‘Record Without A Cover’ was about allowing the medium to come through, making a record that was not a document of a performance but a…
People who care about records are always giving me a hard time. I mean, I would destroy records in performances, and break them, and whatever…
I admire the abstract expressionists and pop artists so right now I’m referencing American ’60s art and at the same time referencing Japanese manga culture.
When you take something apart, you get a great sense of what it took to originally put it together.
You can get so many sounds out of one record. Every record can be used in some way.
It’s the way life is, I suppose. Whatever happens, you deal with it.
Since I was a child I have always been cutting things out and gluing them together rather than drawing them.
It’s good to get away from the editing suite. It’s very unhealthy to be sitting in front of the screen for too long.
I’ve never been a big cinephile, which may be why I could treat ‘The Clock’ like a puzzle and force the pieces to fit together…
As an artist, you’re always somewhat obscure. We’re not talking Hollywood.
I have never been much of a painter.
Art is all in the details.
If you make something good and interesting and not ridiculing someone or being offensive, the creators of the original material will like it.
If the music in a groove fits with what you’re playing, then play it; if not, then you can play it backwards. If that doesn’t…
You start with an idea but then so many things can happen.
Unlike sitting at a computer screen, printing is very direct and hands-on.
The process of editing is what I enjoy most – putting the pieces together and making sense out of them.
With improvisation, I just do it. It might be a total failure but then you just throw the dice again.
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