In our morning reading: an interview with Wesley Brown, thoughts on Mary Halvorson’s new album, and more.
Robbie Lee is an artist who thrives on collaboration. Among his recent partners: Guitarist Mary Halvorson, who won a 2019 MacArthur “Genius Grant,” and composer Lea Bertucci, whose album Resonant Field, named a top Jazz album of 2019 by the New York Times, featured Lee on flute.
In the following exchange, which took place over several months via a shared Google document, the multi-instrumentalist, composer, and producer weighs in on David Bowie, his love of duos, NYC’s experimental music scene of the 1990s, and what it means to be a contemporary composer most comfortable in that liminal space between genres.
Afternoon Bites: Kristen Arnett, Ibram X. Kendi Interviewed, Johannes Anyuru, PiL Revisited, and More
In our afternoon reading: reviews of novels by Kristen Arnett and Johannes Anyuru, an interview with Ibram X. Kendi, and more.
We’ll be off for the holiday tomorrow. Normal posting will resume on Friday.
Afternoon Bites: Kaaron Warren, Lilly Dancyger Interviewed, Elizabeth Hand Excerpted, Kevin Wilson, and More
In our afternoon reading: thoughts on Kaaron Warren’s new book, an excerpt from Elizabeth Hand’s latest novel, and more.
Morning Bites: Rob Hart, Jack Kirby Walking Tour, Translating Clarice Lispector, Peter Carey on Film, and More
In our morning reading: an interview with Rob Hart, great New Jersey bookstores, and more.
Morning Bites: Low’s Latest, David R. Bunch Reissued, Obnox, Karl Ove Knausgaard Interviewed, and More
In our morning reading: thoughts on the music of Low, news of a new book by Samuel Ligon, and much more.
Weekend Bites: Ben Marcus Fiction, Mary Halvorson, Lee Rourke Nonfiction, Pat Barker’s Latest, and More
In our weekend reading: new writing by Ben Marcus and Lee Rourke, thoughts on the music of Mary Halvorson, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Daniel Gumbiner, Mary Halvorson Interviewed, N.K. Jemisin’s Collection, Michael J. Seidlinger, and More
In our afternoon reading: thoughts on books by Daniel Gumbiner and Michael J. Seidlinger, an interview with Mary Halvorson, and more.