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Saturday, June 2, 2012

Mark Fell interview

A lengthy, informative, and insightful (including plenty of gear geekery) interview with generative-rhythmic guru Mark Fell, of snd and the new Sensate Focus project, is up at, of all places, the website for some sort of Red Bull-affiliated electronic music academy.

"Or the idea that the performer isn’t trying to display, or engender feelings of excitement or ‘getting into it’. Around that time both Mat and I made a definite decision never to nod our heads on stage in time to music. When we first started doing it, you kind of get into it, you start nodding your head, and it is a bit of a signal to the audience that the performers are enjoying it. But what’s going on in that kind of relationship? It’s like prompting the audience to respond in a certain way, or to have some assumptions about how we’re relating to the music. So yeah, since that point, neither of us have nodded our heads on stage in time to music."

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