Alan Licht - Common Tones – Selected interviews with artists and musicians 1995-2020
Alan Licht - Common Tones – Selected interviews with artists and musicians 1995-2020
Alan Licht - Common Tones – Selected interviews with artists and musicians 1995-2020
Alan Licht - Common Tones – Selected interviews with artists and musicians 1995-2020
Alan Licht - Common Tones – Selected interviews with artists and musicians 1995-2020
Alan Licht - Common Tones – Selected interviews with artists and musicians 1995-2020
Alan Licht - Common Tones – Selected interviews with artists and musicians 1995-2020
Alan Licht - Common Tones – Selected interviews with artists and musicians 1995-2020
Alan Licht - Common Tones – Selected interviews with artists and musicians 1995-2020
Alan Licht - Common Tones – Selected interviews with artists and musicians 1995-2020
Alan Licht - Common Tones – Selected interviews with artists and musicians 1995-2020
Alan Licht - Common Tones – Selected interviews with artists and musicians 1995-2020
Alan Licht - Common Tones – Selected interviews with artists and musicians 1995-2020
Alan Licht - Common Tones – Selected interviews with artists and musicians 1995-2020
Alan Licht - Common Tones – Selected interviews with artists and musicians 1995-2020
Alan Licht - Common Tones – Selected interviews with artists and musicians 1995-2020
Alan Licht - Common Tones – Selected interviews with artists and musicians 1995-2020
Alan Licht - Common Tones – Selected interviews with artists and musicians 1995-2020
Alan Licht - Common Tones – Selected interviews with artists and musicians 1995-2020
Alan Licht - Common Tones – Selected interviews with artists and musicians 1995-2020
Alan Licht - Common Tones – Selected interviews with artists and musicians 1995-2020
Alan Licht - Common Tones – Selected interviews with artists and musicians 1995-2020
Alan Licht - Common Tones – Selected interviews with artists and musicians 1995-2020
Alan Licht - Common Tones – Selected interviews with artists and musicians 1995-2020
  • Load image into Gallery viewer, Alan Licht - Common Tones – Selected interviews with artists and musicians 1995-2020
  • Load image into Gallery viewer, Alan Licht - Common Tones – Selected interviews with artists and musicians 1995-2020
  • Load image into Gallery viewer, Alan Licht - Common Tones – Selected interviews with artists and musicians 1995-2020
  • Load image into Gallery viewer, Alan Licht - Common Tones – Selected interviews with artists and musicians 1995-2020
  • Load image into Gallery viewer, Alan Licht - Common Tones – Selected interviews with artists and musicians 1995-2020
  • Load image into Gallery viewer, Alan Licht - Common Tones – Selected interviews with artists and musicians 1995-2020
  • Load image into Gallery viewer, Alan Licht - Common Tones – Selected interviews with artists and musicians 1995-2020
  • Load image into Gallery viewer, Alan Licht - Common Tones – Selected interviews with artists and musicians 1995-2020
  • Load image into Gallery viewer, Alan Licht - Common Tones – Selected interviews with artists and musicians 1995-2020
  • Load image into Gallery viewer, Alan Licht - Common Tones – Selected interviews with artists and musicians 1995-2020
  • Load image into Gallery viewer, Alan Licht - Common Tones – Selected interviews with artists and musicians 1995-2020
  • Load image into Gallery viewer, Alan Licht - Common Tones – Selected interviews with artists and musicians 1995-2020
  • Load image into Gallery viewer, Alan Licht - Common Tones – Selected interviews with artists and musicians 1995-2020
  • Load image into Gallery viewer, Alan Licht - Common Tones – Selected interviews with artists and musicians 1995-2020
  • Load image into Gallery viewer, Alan Licht - Common Tones – Selected interviews with artists and musicians 1995-2020
  • Load image into Gallery viewer, Alan Licht - Common Tones – Selected interviews with artists and musicians 1995-2020
  • Load image into Gallery viewer, Alan Licht - Common Tones – Selected interviews with artists and musicians 1995-2020
  • Load image into Gallery viewer, Alan Licht - Common Tones – Selected interviews with artists and musicians 1995-2020
  • Load image into Gallery viewer, Alan Licht - Common Tones – Selected interviews with artists and musicians 1995-2020
  • Load image into Gallery viewer, Alan Licht - Common Tones – Selected interviews with artists and musicians 1995-2020
  • Load image into Gallery viewer, Alan Licht - Common Tones – Selected interviews with artists and musicians 1995-2020
  • Load image into Gallery viewer, Alan Licht - Common Tones – Selected interviews with artists and musicians 1995-2020
  • Load image into Gallery viewer, Alan Licht - Common Tones – Selected interviews with artists and musicians 1995-2020
  • Load image into Gallery viewer, Alan Licht - Common Tones – Selected interviews with artists and musicians 1995-2020

Alan Licht - Common Tones – Selected interviews with artists and musicians 1995-2020

Regular price
€25.00
Sale price
€25.00
Regular price
Out of Stock
Unit price
per 
Tax included.

Le recueil d'entretiens inédits et de versions étendues des célèbres conversations d'Alan Licht avec les figures de la scène artistique et musicale américaine.

Depuis plus de trente ans, Alan Licht est lui-même une figure mais aussi un programmateur et un chroniqueur des scènes artistiques et musicales de New York. Son humour pince-sans-rire, sa profonde érudition et son point de vue singulier, nourris par des décennies d'expérience en tant que guitariste de tournée et de studio dans le monde de la musique expérimentale et du rock underground, lui ont valu d'être le rédacteur de référence des portraits d'artistes aventureux de tous horizons. Érudit et improvisateur précoce, Licht avait déjà écrit, avant d'être diplômé du Vassar College en 1990, des articles importants sur les compositeurs minimalistes La Monte Young, Tony Conrad et Charlemagne Palestine, et enregistré avec des sommités telles que Rashied Ali et Thurston Moore. En 1999, il est devenu un collaborateur régulier du magazine britannique de musique expérimentale The Wire tout en continuant à publier dans un large éventail de périodiques, allant des revues du monde de l'art aux fanzines underground.
Common Tones rassemble une sélection d'entretiens inédits, dont beaucoup ont été réalisés pendant la préparation de portraits et d'articles de fonds, ainsi que des versions étendues de ses célèbres conversations avec des artistes, des échanges publics inédits et de nouveaux échanges développés à l'occasion de ce recueil. Même Lou Reed, connu pour ne pas faciliter les interviews et ici présent, a été particulièrement impressionné.

Alan Licht (né en 1968) est un écrivain, critique musical, musicien et guitariste expérimental et commissaire d'exposition basé à New York. Il joue depuis 1980 dans divers groupes de rock undergound et groupes expérimentaux comme Run On, Lovechild, The Blue Humans, The Pacific Ocean et Text of Light. Il a publié de nombreux albums de guitare solo et de disques de musique improvisée en duo ou en trio, collaborant avec des musiciens d'avant-garde tels que Jim O'Rourke, Loren Mazzacan Connors, Rudolf Grey, Lee Ranaldo et Aki Onda.
Licht est rédacteur musical à BOMB magazine et ses essais et critiques sont parus dans Artforum, Parkett, The Wire, The Believer, Sight & Sound, etc.. Il est l'auteur de An Emotional Memoir of Martha Quinn, un essai personnel sur le passage à l'âge adulte en tant que fan de rock et musicien ; Sound Art: Beyond Music, Between Categories, la première étude complète des installations et sculptures sonores à paraître en anglais, qui a donné lieu à une nouvelle édition réactualisée parue sous le titre Sound Art Revisited. Il est également coauteur de Will Oldham on Bonnie "Prince" Billy, un recueil d'entretiens avec Will Oldham, et, avec Cory Arcangel et Howie Chen, de la compilation de transcriptions de concerts Title TK 2010-2014.

Introduction de Jay Sanders. Entretiens avec Vito Acconci, ANOHNI, Cory Arcangel, Matthew Barney, Glenn Branca, Rhys Chatham, Tony Conrad, Karl Precoda (Dream Syndicate), Richard Foreman, Henry Flynt, Milford Graves, Adris Hoyos, Ken Jacobs, Jutta Koether, Christian Marclay, Phill Niblock, Alessandra Novaga, Stephanie Oursler, Kelly Reichardt, The Sea and Cake, Suicide, Michael Snow, Greg Tate, Tom Verlaine, Rudy Wurlitzer, Georgia Hubley et Ira Kaplan (Yo La Tengo).

Juillet 2021
Édition anglaise
12 x 17,8 cm (broché, couv. à rabats)
592 pages
ISBN : 978-1-953691-01-9


The collection of previously unpublished interviews and extended versions of Alan Licht's famous conversations with figures in the American art and music scene.

For the past thirty years, Alan Licht has been a performer, programmer, and chronicler of New York's art and music scenes. His dry wit, deep erudition, and unique perspective—informed by decades of experience as a touring and recording guitarist in the worlds of experimental music and underground rock—have distinguished him as the go-to writer for profiles of adventurous artists across genres. A precocious scholar and improvisor, by the time he graduated from Vassar College in 1990 Licht had already authored important articles on minimalist composers La Monte Young, Tony Conrad, and Charlemagne Palestine, and recorded with luminaries such as Rashied Ali and Thurston Moore. In 1999 he became a regular contributor to the British experimental music magazine The Wire while continuing to publish in a wide array of periodicals, ranging from the artworld glossies to underground fanzines.
Common Tones gathers a selection of never-beforepublished interviews, many conducted during the writing of Licht's groundbreaking profiles, alongside extended versions of his celebrated conversations with artists, previously untranscribed public exchanges, and new dialogues held on the occasion of this collection. Even Lou Reed, a notoriously difficult interviewee also included here, was suitably impressed.

Alan Licht (born 1968) is a writer, musician, and curator based in New York City. He is equally known for his guitar work in the underground rock bands Run On and Lovechild and in the experimental groups the Blue Humans and Text of Light. He has released numerous solo guitar albums and duo and trio records of improvised music, collaborating with avant-garde musicians such as Jim O'Rourke, Loren Mazzacan Connors, Rudolf Grey, Lee Ranaldo and Aki Onda.
Licht is a contributing music editor at BOMB magazine and his essays and reviews have appeared in Artforum, Parkett, The Wire, The Believer, Sight & Sound, and many other publications. He is the author of An Emotional Memoir of Martha Quinn, an extended personal essay about coming of age as a rock fan and musician; Sound Art: Beyond Music, Between Categories, the first full-length study of sound installations and sound sculpture to appear in English; and Sound Art Revisited, an updated version of the latter, published in 2020; and he is a coauthor of Will Oldham on Bonnie "Prince" Billy, a collection of interviews with Will Oldham, and, with Cory Arcangel and Howie Chen, the concert transcription compilation Title TK 2010–2014.

Introduction by Jay Sanders. Interviews by Alan Licht with Vito Acconci, ANOHNI, Cory Arcangel, Matthew Barney, Glenn Branca, Rhys Chatham, Tony Conrad, Karl Precoda (Dream Syndicate), Richard Foreman, Henry Flynt, Milford Graves, Adris Hoyos, Ken Jacobs, Jutta Koether, Christian Marclay, Phill Niblock, Alessandra Novaga, Stephanie Oursler, Kelly Reichardt, The Sea and Cake, Suicide, Michael Snow, Greg Tate, Tom Verlaine, Rudy Wurlitzer, Georgia Hubley and Ira Kaplan (Yo La Tengo).

July 2021
English edition
12 x 17,8 cm (softcover)
592 pages
ISBN : 978-1-953691-01-9

© Blank Forms