April 6, 2008
This week's show (Episode 16) was produced, and originally aired, in 2001. It features one of my very first interviews, with Plunderphonic's John Oswald. I've been looking forward to slipping this episode back into the current schedule for awhile now, though I'm always a little hesitant to share some of the older episodes... In spite of this fact, we'll be reintroducing a few other interview episodes from our first year, in the coming months, so stay tuned.
Since this interview is now almost seven years old, I suppose I should fill you in on what Oswald has been up to since then. I can try to scratch the surface anyway, as a little research shows he's been extraordinarily busy.
The first thing that comes to mind is the fact that although it had just been issued, at the time of this interview, I don't believe we mention his 2-disc retrospective, 69plunderphonics96, which was released with a 46-page Hardcover Book. He was featured on the cover of WIRE Magazine in 2002, and has kept busy since then playing saxophone, on a few records actually, working with a number of musicians, including 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.
There's plenty more information online. Check out his website, or his Wikipedia entry, for all the latest, and check out the Some Assembly Required interview with John Oswald HERE.
Thanks for listening,