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.
2. What you do, do you do it as an artist, or is it a hobby?
3. How would you describe what you do?
Audio-based art, often with textual and visual components.
4. How would you describe your creative progression over the years, in a brief synopsis?
Most recently I’ve been interested in extracting as much possibility as possible out of outdated or damaged equipment.
5. How would you describe your philosophy?
Form follows function.
6. Do you believe in psychics, magic, ghosts, or gods? If no, then maybe you'll share your favorite conspiracy theory (whether you believe it or not).
Absolutely not, nor am I particularly interested in conspiracy theories.
7. What would you say was your most definitive experience?
While that may be yet to come, perhaps to date contracting cryptococcal meningitis. Being in an ICU and subsequently receiving seven spinal taps likely shifted my perspective on the phrase “carpe diem.”
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?
dead edits is a collaborative operation I execute with Eric Lunde.
9. Would you care to name any theoretical "desert island" records, or at least releases that you think are approaching your concept of "perfect"?
NON: Pagan Muzak, Tori Amos: Under the Pink, Big Black: Atomizer, Misfits: Walk Among Us, Roland Kayn: Makro I-III, Faction: Darkroom, Hafler Trio: intoutof, Lana Del Rey: Born to Die.
10. What is the earliest childhood memory you can (or are willing to) recall?
My memory apparently isn’t that good: I do remember riding a tricycle on my grandmother’s concrete cistern (which doubled as a sort of patio) when I was perhaps 3 or 4.
11. Are you able to appreciate other peoples' creative work regardless of their personal shortcomings or inherent flaws? To what extent?
Yes. The extent is while I may appreciate it, I will not support them financially.
12. Do you have any heroes or heroines? Who are they? Feel free to add anything that makes them stand out.
I do not: there are people I admire, but I would not pedestal them as a hero or a heroine.
13. What would you like to have on your epitaph? Or what is your favorite quote?
A favorite quote: “If you can’t be a good example, then you’ll just have to be a horrible warning.”