Graham Lambkin and Spencer Yeh joint interview
Brief but intriguing interview at the tumblr site of the New Museum in NYC with past PSF performer Spencer Yeh (Burning Star Core) and Graham Lambkin (they perform in a duo at the New Museum tomorrow night). Discussion coalesces on the subtle distinction between calling oneself a musician, someone who works with music, or someone who works with "sound." Worth a read for sure.
"Lately when people ask me about the music, I’m not trying to be a jerk about it, but I tell them “I work with music” rather than say “I’m a musician.” I mean, whether or not both end up meaning the same thing, I’ve made the distinction because there is a certain expected craftspersonship when it comes to “musician” that doesn’t necessarily recognize the limitations that I feel are communicated when one instead says “I work with music.” Because “I work with music” implies experimentation, more so than saying “I am a musician” which sounds to me like someone saying, “I am a watch maker, I can fix your watch.”