The NO PART OF IT Interview series was a strain of questions sent to a number of different people between February and March 2019. Each entry was scheduled chronologically to be thrust upon the world on a monthly basis since then. Each individual is introduced informally as if they were being discussed at a bar.
1. What types of things have you been getting into lately?
1. Paper cuts, beet juice drawings, synthesizer layering, tape editing, field recording, singing in bands again.
2. What you do, do you do it as an artist, or is it a hobby?
3. How would you describe what you do?
4. How would you describe your creative progression over the years, in a brief synopsis?
4. AS AN ARTIST, I feel like i've stayed with most of the concepts that inspired sterile garden, but the tools, equipment and editing methods have changed a bit. Things have to as you change locations, develop certain fascinations with acoustic locations in the surrounding areas, and discover flaws in the equipment to be exploited. I started out with reel to reels, a contact mic-ed traffic sign that i scraped with a metal tray, and some shitty handheld tape recorders. I've moved towards getting crisper field recordings using a Zoom. I still enjoy close mic-ing acoustic sounds for certain blown out frequencies using mini cassettes and four track recorders. A consistent theme of object manipulations, fascination in the properties of magnetic tape, and convoluted editing techniques persists throughout the 13 years of this project.
5. How would you describe your philosophy?
6. Do you believe in psychics, magic, ghosts, or gods?
7. What would you say was your most definitive experience?
8. Do you have any side projects that I am not aware of? If not, what is something you'd like people to know about you, that you don't think anyone would ever ask?
9. Would you care to name any theoretical "desert island" records, or at least releases that you think are approaching your concept of "perfect"?
10. What is the earliest childhood memory you can (or are willing to) recall?
11. Are you able to appreciate other peoples' creative work regardless of their personal shortcomings or inherent flaws? To what extent?
12. Do you have any heroes or heroines? Who are they? Feel free to add anything that makes them stand out.
13. What would you like to have on your epitaph? Or what is your favorite quote?