Saturday, August 8

Drone And Dusted: Tony Conrad Interviewed

"Although Tony Conrad is now firmly ensconced as a legend in minimalism and avant garde performance, playing shows at leading festivals and high profile gigs around the world, it is very nearly a story that did not happen. For many years his early recordings in the Theatre Of Eternal Music with his also legendary cohorts – La Monte Young, Angus MacLise, John Cale, Terry Riley, Marian Zazeela – were merely a rumour. These batches of unreleased reels were lost somewhere in the 1960s slums of New York, and Conrad himself became a lost figure, his whereabouts mainly unknown within the music world even though his artistic activities continued. ..."
The Quietus
Bomb — Artists in Conversation
Tony Conrad: Holder of Parking Karma & Drip Coffee Skills