Episode 16 features our 2001 interview with John Oswald, along with a dozen tracks from albums such as Plexure, Grayfolded and of course his legendary 1989 release, Plunderphonics, which lives on (although the CRIA sought to destroy the album) thanks to the internet and a healthy underground community of artists who have long appreciated, and been inspired by, the work which went into its creation. Check out Episode 16 HERE.
Since our 2001 interview, Oswald has been featured on the cover of WIRE Magazine (2002) and played saxophone on quite a few records, working with musicians such as Cecil Taylor and Fred Frith. His solo dance opera Spinvolver debuted in Berlin, in 2003, and 2004 saw the release of his DVD of "moving stills" called Arc d’apparition, which collages original photographs of human beings slowly fading into one another. His 2-disc retrospective, 69plunderphonics96, was released with a Hardcover Book, in 2001.
Be sure to check out the SAR Blog, at its brand new location: www.blog.some-assembly-required.net. You’ll find Q&A’s with over 150 of the artists we play weekly on Some Assembly Required, along with countless archived episodes of the show. You can find this week’s episode there as well. Check out Episode 16 HERE.
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Jon Nelson is an artist, curator and producer, focused almost exclusively on collage, with forays into radio, visual art, theater, writing and installation. His nationally syndicated radio program (Some Assembly Required) is a weekly radio art show, featuring the talents of audio artists who appropriate sounds from their media environments.
Some Assembly Required is online, at: www.some-assembly-required.net