In our afternoon reading: thoughts on Laraaji’s music, thoughts on Gabriel Blackwell’s writing, and more.
Turning Earth Sounds Into Ethereal Music: Inside the Making of Field Works’ “Stations”
The last time we spoke with Stuart Hyatt about his Field Works project, he had recently released an album of immersive music with the sounds of bats at its center. The new Field Works album, Stations, goes to a very different place than that in a very literal sense. For this album, Hyatt drew upon the work of EarthScope, recording the sounds of the planet itself and then bringing in a host of collaborators, including Laaraji and Qasim Naqvi, to transform those sounds into a haunting, gorgeous soundscape. Reached via email, Hyatt discussed how everything came together.
Morning Bites: Genevieve Hudson, Steve Von Till Interviewed, Steve Himmer, Catherine Lacey’s Latest, and More
In our morning reading: an interview with Genevieve Hudson, new writing by Steve Himmer, and more.
Morning Bites: Kate Zambreno, Laaraji’s Recommendations, Raven Leilani, Erin Morgenstern’s Playlist, and More
In our morning reading, thoughts on Kate Zambreno’s new novel, Laaraji recommends music, and more.
Weekend Bites: Devi S. Laskar, Gabino Iglesias Interviewed, Samanta Schweblin’s Latest, King Midas Sound, and More
In our weekend reading: reviews of books by Devi S. Laskar and Samanta Schweblin, an interview with Gabino Iglesias, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Laaraji Interviewed, Porochista Khakpour Fiction, Tournament of Books Long List, Lost Films, and More
In our afternoon reading: an interview with Laaraji, fiction from Porochista Khakpour, and much more.
Weekend Bites: Yoko Tawada, Hilton Als on James Baldwin, Mat Johnson Nonfiction, Jim Jarmusch, and More
In our weekend reading: talking with Yoko Tawada, Hilton Als on James Baldwin, thoughts on the new Stooges documentary, and more.