Tag: improvisation

  • Learning to Scratch with “This Is America”

    Learning to Scratch with “This Is America”

    + Learn to create and arrange original, instrumental hip-hop music from sampling pioneer RJD2 himself in his new course on Soundfly, RJD2: From Samples to Songs. This article originally appeared on Ethan Hein’s blog. One of my projects for this summer is to realize my decades-old ambition to learn how to scratch. I borrowed a Korg Kaoss DJ controller from a […]

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  • RIP Cecil Taylor

    RIP Cecil Taylor

    This article originally appeared on Ethan Hein’s blog. When I was nineteen, I was flipping channels on TV late at night, and I stumbled on this: I had no idea what I was seeing, but I was spellbound. I still can’t exactly verbalize what this music means to me, but I know it means something. I’m […]

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  • Who Is the Art Ensemble of Chicago?

    Who Is the Art Ensemble of Chicago?

    + Bridge the worlds of theory, improvisation, and jazzy hip-hop, and improve your piano chops with Grammy-winner Kiefer in his course, Kiefer: Keys, Chords, & Beats. For the musicians of the many houses of improvised music out there, the Art Ensemble of Chicago is one of the most influential bands of the 20th century. Yet for […]

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  • Matt Mehlan of Skeletons on How the DIY Golden Age of NYC Still Shapes His Music

    Matt Mehlan of Skeletons on How the DIY Golden Age of NYC Still Shapes His Music

    Welcome back to Soundfly’s weekly interview series, Incorrect Music, curated by guitarist, singer, and composer Lora-Faye Åshuvud (of the band Arthur Moon). In this series, we present intimate conversations with artists who are striving to push the boundaries of their process and craft. Dre’s interview with Matt Mehlan (of the avant-garde pop band Skeletons) makes me smile […]

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  • Circuit Des Yeux on Improvising to Find Her Voice and How ‘Why?’ Is an Answer

    Circuit Des Yeux on Improvising to Find Her Voice and How ‘Why?’ Is an Answer

    Welcome back to Soundfly’s weekly interview series, Incorrect Music, curated by guitarist, singer, and composer Lora-Faye Åshuvud (of the band Arthur Moon). In this series, we present intimate conversations with artists who are striving to push the boundaries of their process and craft. Chicago’s Haley Fohr has returned to her irreverent rock project Circuit Des Yeux after […]

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  • Nick Photinos on Fearless Collaboration and Playing to An Iranian Weather Forecast

    Nick Photinos on Fearless Collaboration and Playing to An Iranian Weather Forecast

    Welcome back to Soundfly’s weekly interview series, Incorrect Music, curated by guitarist, singer, and composer Lora-Faye Åshuvud (of the band Arthur Moon). In this series, we present intimate conversations with artists who are striving to push the boundaries of their process and craft. Nick Photinos’ debut solo album, Petits Artéfacts is a playful, masterfully performed collection of […]

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  • Iris Lune on Being Open to Take on New Roles, Writing Conflict Music, and Hot Sauce

    Iris Lune on Being Open to Take on New Roles, Writing Conflict Music, and Hot Sauce

    Welcome back to Soundfly’s weekly interview series, Incorrect Music, curated by guitarist, singer, and composer Lora-Faye Åshuvud (of the band Arthur Moon). In this series, we present intimate conversations with artists who are striving to push the boundaries of their process and craft. Recently, I was talking with Asher Kurtz and Ella Joy Meir (one half of […]

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  • Simian Ghost on Being Fed Up with How Stupidity is Celebrated Today

    Simian Ghost on Being Fed Up with How Stupidity is Celebrated Today

    Welcome back to Soundfly’s weekly interview series, Incorrect Music, curated by guitarist, singer, and composer Lora-Faye Åshuvud (of the band Arthur Moon). In this series, we present intimate conversations with artists who are striving to push the boundaries of their process and craft. Swedish indie-pop band Simian Ghost told The Independent this summer that they “never rehearse.” […]

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  • Annabel (lee) on Collaborating from Afar and How Lyrics Shine through Sparseness

    Annabel (lee) on Collaborating from Afar and How Lyrics Shine through Sparseness

    Welcome back to Soundfly’s weekly interview series, Incorrect Music, curated by guitarist, singer, and composer Lora-Faye Åshuvud (of the band Arthur Moon). In this series, we present intimate conversations with artists who are striving to push the boundaries of their process and craft. Richard and Sheila Ellis began their collaboration with files sent back and forth between […]

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  • Veni Om on Creating Non-Religious Spiritual Music to Seek Inner Peace

    Veni Om on Creating Non-Religious Spiritual Music to Seek Inner Peace

    Welcome back to Soundfly’s weekly interview series, Incorrect Music, curated by guitarist, singer, and composer Lora-Faye Åshuvud (of the band Arthur Moon). In this series, we present intimate conversations with artists who are striving to push the boundaries of their process and craft. Nick Millevoi has been following the Dutch duo Dead Neanderthals ever since the first […]

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