Check out the latest edition of The Out Door, featuring New Age pioneer Laraaji (pictured above), Swedish avant-garde legend (and founder of Trad, Gras Och Stenar) Bo Anders Persson, and veteran California noise-rock freaks Gang Wizard.
Check out the latest edition of The Out Door featuring LA multi-instrumentalist Steven R. Smith (whose handmade hurdy gurdy is pictured above), Irish guitarist and bandleader Cian Nugent, and New Orleans-bassed cellist and singer Lelya McCalla.
(Read our final column of 2013 here)
10. M. Geddes Gengras: “What I love about the modular synth is that you tell it to do something, and it’s just going to keep doing it, forever.”
Our final edition of 2013 is up today, featuring reflections on some of the best experimental sounds of the year. Marc finds connections between some great records made by women, and profiles one of his favorite figures of the year, the sound and visual artist Félicia Atkinson (pictured above). Grayson encounters the “continuous music” of one of his favorite artists of the year, Lubomyr Melnyk, and delves into two great 2013 albums by duos. Check it all out here.
In the latest edition of The Out Door, we profile long-time jazz/noise/whatever trio Borbetomagus, in advance of a rare US appearance at this weekend’s Cropped Out Festival in Lexington, KY. Marc Masters talked to each member of the band individually; the following is the full transcript (edited slightly for clarity) of his conversation with saxophonist Jim Sauter.
(You can read our chat with Donald Miller here and with Don Dietrich here)
The Out Door: How did you first start playing music?
Jim Sauter: Well I started before I got into the school band with some piano. My mother’s a fairly accomplished pianist. Once I got into elementary school, sax was the instrument I took up in 4th grade.