The last in this little Ultima trilogy:
A fine interview with Matmos’ Drew Daniel covering our changing relations to television (and opera), as well as Cage, nature, and the slices out of the whole that occur when using microphones or creating art.
In talking about Robert Ashley’s unique use of language:
The cadence and delivery of speech already has musicality in it, and becomes a fascinating, capacious and beautiful phenomenon when you can sharpen it and deliver it with the right kind of intensity.
I’ve been attempting something similar with my speech melody stuff. Ashley seems to achieve it so effortlessly.