Issues Index

UP10 Naked

music.

stripped down.

unclothed, undressed, unadorned.

how does it work?

sounds are rarely fully exposed.

listen hard in an empty room.

clap your hands or sing out loud.

even the barest sound is clothed in reverberation.

sometimes composition, or performance, is a process of removal.

peeling away unnecessary layers or coverings to reveal the form.

how can music reinvent itself as a social practice?

the tiny, one-person studio is the norm.

engineers and arrangers are all soloists now.

sound has become a solitary art.

musicians study the soloist’s disciplines.

the better to create.

with minimum means.

stripped bare.

naked.