Christina Vantzou‘s solo work ventures into stunning, complex ambient passages. Her latest album, No. 4, is perhaps her most musically varied work yet, summoning up an array of haunting emotions while instilling a sense of bliss through the density and melodic qualities heard throughout. In advance of her show in Brooklyn on April 7th as part of the Ambient Church series, I talked with her about the making of the album and some of the literary influences on her music.
Afternoon Bites: Clarissa Goenawan, Tatyana Tolstaya’s Latest, Fred Moten, Writing on Commutes, and More
In our afternoon reading: thoughts on books by Clarissa Goenawan and Christine Mangan, exploring the work of Fred Moten, and more.
Weekend Bites: Fred Moten’s Essays, Leslie Jamison, Sneakers and Literature, Joseph Keckler, and More
In our weekend reading: Maggie Nelson on the essays of Fred Moten, new writing by Leslie Jamison, and much more.
Afternoon Bites: Etgar Keret Interviewed, Bikini Kill Reissues, James Baldwin, New Morgan Parker Poetry, and More
In our afternoon reading: interviews with Etgar Keret and Kathi Wilcox, a look at the government’s surveillance of James Baldwin, new writing from Morgan Parker and Fred Moten, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Sarah Gerard, Twin Peaks Festival, Fred Moten Interviewed, Neil Gaiman on “Miracleman,” and More
In our afternoon reading: a pair of interviews with Sarah Gerard, revisiting comics history with Neil Gaiman, revisiting parallel universes with El-P, and more.