Gary Mundy is unique among ‘alternative’ musicians who have served the test of time and has continued making hard-edged experimental music since the early 1980s and I am glad to have the opportunity to get some insight to the man behind many projects, including his latest (ongoing) work under the moniker Kleistwahr. The multi-instrumentalist took the opportunity to share his ideas on the taboo subjects of politics, religion and power electronics in progress. Here’s what we talked about…. TJ Norris/Toneshift: It’s a pleasure to have a chance to catch up with you! Whereabouts in the UK are you located? Gary … Continue reading Interview with Gary Mundy
One of my deepest passions is music + sound (and other noises), so when asked by Concrete Shelves to talk about my (ever-evolving) collection I could have literally rattled on for hours on end. In fact, while growing up collecting records was likely my replacement ‘addiction’ for other potential devices. Because I’ve relocated countless times over these many decades my collection has morphed – going from 25K vinyl records and 16K CDs at the peak. Those records are long gone, in the hands of other happy collectors, strewn across New England and beyond now (I still have a solid three … Continue reading Concrete Shelves Interviews TJ Norris
LOOKING BACK + AHEAD: Ten years ago I was honored with a grant to create my last installation piece (of three) in a larger installation trio series called Tribryd: Genometrics (2003), Nucleo (2005) + Infinitus (2008). The final of the three was shown at the (defunct) New American Art Union. These three exhibitions, all held at various locations in Portland, OR dealt with the gentrification of working class urban environments. Infinitus concluded the series with a collaboration between American interdisciplinary artist TJ Norris and French composer/sound artist Christian Renou. Renou’s 71 minute soundtrack played on a repeat cycle in the … Continue reading A Decade Ago: Christian Renou x TJ Norris Collaboration
We are talking with Italian sound/installation artist Fabio Perletta today. Aside from his own work he is also an active curator and label runner for the now defunct Farmacia901 and the upcoming launch, now on Kickstarter (18 Days Left), of 901 Editions. It’s an exciting prospect, to launch a completely new imprint, and Perletta does it with a keen eye on diverse international makers. We talked about the launch, his work and more. Toneshift/TJ Norris: Hello Fabio, how are things where you are right now? Speaking of which, where is that, Berlin? And where are you originally from? Fabio Perletta: … Continue reading Interview with Fabio Perletta of 901 Editions
Ambient lovers rejoice. In the spirit of deep-listenership, here’s a recent interview with Brisbane-based Mike G. (aka Mike Watson, or the other way around) of Ambient Music Guide. You can check him out on Mixcloud, Twitter and also on his podcast. Even within the somewhat niche field and sub-genres of ambient music, AMG and Toneshift.net thrive, locating various aural treasures, rarely overlapping. He had the idea to get to know each other a bit better by asking a handful of questions, and in kind we both did…. TJ: When did you first discover the genre of ambient? Can you describe … Continue reading Ambient Music Guide – An Interview with Mike G.
With events in the Netherlands coming up this week artist and organizer Kim Cascone took a bit of time to share a bit more about what to expect from the 2018 version of the Drone Cinema Film Festival, kicking off this Saturday in Leiden, then back in the U.S. for a presentation in Seattle. This is his fourth year bringing this unique event to the public, especially those who love the intimacy, and unexpected from the overall a/v experience that celebrates the art of drone. Here’s what we talked about…. Q: What is the Drone Cinema Film Festival and when … Continue reading About The Drone Cinema Film Festival