Winter 2012

issue # 114

Sound notes

Zosha Di Castri is looking for action


An eighty-four-foot, mixed-media triptych spans a wall at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. With three huge scrolls, each three feet high, arranged on the wall in three rows, it’s an [...]

Read more » Gloria Lipski »

Listening as Territory

Mark Peter Wright

“I grew up in a tiny village in the North Yorkshire Moors,” explains British sound artist Mark Peter Wright. “I was always outdoors, and I collected anything and everything: [...]

Read more » Julian Cowley »

A Few More Words About Times Square

First-place winner of Musicworks’ 2012 Sonic Geography Writing Contest

Max Neuhaus’ permanent sound installation, Times Square (1977–1992; 2002–present), has become a place that I visit every time I find myself in New York City. There is [...]

Read more » Sean Peuquet »

Linda Bouchard's Murderous Little World

FULL-TEXT AVAILABLE IN PRINT EDITION ONLY   Couple Linda Bouchard’s vision and sound with poet Anne Carson’s texts, engage the talents of a host of collaborators, [...]

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Tim Hecker


It’s a sensation particular to staying up all night—that in-between place on the cusp of complete exhaustion and utter lucidity, where fatigue and receptivity somehow reach a simultaneous peak. No[...]

Read more » Nick Storring »

Micachu & The Shapes

From guildhall to grime time

FULL-TEXT AVAILABLE IN PRINT EDITION ONLY    Growing up on the outskirts of London, kids are drawn to the city by any number of attractions, from shops to sport matches,[...]

Read more » Jonathan Bunce »

Pheeroan akLaff

Polyrhythmic virtuoso

Pheeroan akLaff believes in drums first, rather than last. He can drive an ensemble forward with the machine-gun attack of his snare and the rolling thunder of his bass and toms,[...]

Read more » Stuart Broomer »

Visions of sound

Scenocosme's Kymapetra

FULL-TEXT AVAILABLE IN PRINT EDITION ONLY   The title Kymapetra is a combination of two ancient Greek words, kyma meaning a wave or vibration, and petra, which means stone. Every [...]

Read more » Gregory Lasserre »