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What You Talkin' Bout, Willits? Part 11

Further adventures in controlling Jitter video with Ableton Live.

Guitarist and electronic musician Christopher Willits continues his monthly series from SoundArts studio. In this episode, he expands on what he began last episode: integrating video footage with live performance using Ableton Live and Max/MSP/Jitter.

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  • Tags: How-To
  • 05/26/2009

Vivian Girls Drink the Icing

The Brooklyn garage queens have the gift of gab.

We caught up with Ali, Cassie and Katy not long after The Vivian Girls played eighteen shows in four days—and they still felt like talking! Here, they discuss high school, the singular genius of Sugar Ray, and other famous Vivians.

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  • Tags: Indie
  • 05/19/2009

Four Tet Does Something Brilliant

Kieran Hebden, a.k.a. Four Tet, talks inspiration, collaboration and evolution.

After making several splashes over the past seven years as Four Tet, Kieran Hebden was looking for something new. Enter respected jazz drummer Steve Reid. Hebden and Reid teamed up for a series of collaborations which revolutionized the way both musicians worked. Read more » 

Genesis P-Orridge is better than the Beatles

At 59, the visionary provocateur finally seems to have found peace.

Just prior to a recent San Francisco show by the reunited Throbbing Gristle, we sat down with Genesis to talk about her very long, very strange, and very influential trip.

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  • 05/05/2009

The Presets Just Wanna Have Fun

The Sydney-based electrohunks constantly redefine their own poo by shaping atmospheric colors into circles. So they say.

The Presets' accessible dance-pop seems as breezy as their sense of humor, but—they assure us—each note is labored over. Kim Moyes and Julian Hamilton chalk it up to their classical training and the fact that the older they get, the more serious their fun becomes. Or more fun their serious becomes? Something like that. Read more » 

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