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List of Interviews with Electroacoustic Composers, Performers, Programmers and More


This page provides supplementary information for eContact! interview issues 10.2 (August 2008) and 12.2  (March 2010). As a complement to these issues, this “live” page lists interviews available elsewhere related to electroacoustics / computer music / sound art, which have either been published in print or are available on the internet.



Individual Interviews


A–D (alphabetically by family name)


Martin Stig Andersen


Kevin Austin

  • Chuprun, Ian. “History of Concordia University’s Electroacoustic Program and Concert Series — Kevin Austin interviewed by Ian Chuprun.” Oscar Peterson Concert Hall, Montréal, 31 October 2001. eContact! 4.4 — EuCuE (Électroacoustique université Concordia university Electroacoustics) (2001–02). http://cec.concordia.ca/econtact/4_4/history.htm

    Concordia University’s programme and history, the EuCuE series, Meta Music, CECG/GEC, live electronic improv, the founding of the CEC and much more. Duration: approx. 3hrs [audio: mp3].


Milton Babbit


Bebe Barron


David Behrman


Michelle Boudreau

  • du Berger, Roxane and Kevin Austin. “Round Table with Michelle Boudreau, Robert Normandeau and Myke Roy by Roxane du Berger and Kevin Austin.” Montréal, 20 December 1987. Bulletin CEC Newsletter 5 (March 1988), pp. 8–11. [E / F] http://cec.concordia.ca/archive/pdfs/CEC_Newsletter_5.pdf


John Celona


John Chowning


Nicolas Collins


Marcelle Deschênes


Francis Dhomont

  • Steenhuisen, Paul. “Composer to Composer : Paul Steenhuisen interviews Francis Dhomont.” All-Music Guide (ÉU). July 2003.


Agostino Di Scipio


Nick Didkovsky




Steven Feld

  • Palombini, Carlos. “Steven Feld on Rainforest Soundwalks interviewed by Carlos Palombini.” eContact! 4.3 — Promenade sonore / Soundwalk (2001–02). http://cec.concordia.ca/econtact/4_3/Feld.htm 

    An Anthropology of Music project showing Feld’s “distinctive way of listening absorbed through years of being in the Bosavi forests.”


Ambrose Field

  • Austin, Larry. “Sound Diffusion in Composition and Performance Practice. II: An interview with Ambrose Field.” Computer Music Journal 25/4 (2001), pp. 21–30.


Dame Glennie


Peter Grenader


Keith Hamel


Jonathan Harvey

  • Tascón, Rodrigo and Francisco Castillo Trigueros. “Relating to the Occult in Music.” SEAMUS Newsletter 2008/1 (January 2008), pp. 3–9. Available on the SEAMUS website. http://seamusonline.org


Steve Heimbecker


Erdem Helvacioglu


Otto Joachim


Paul Lansky

  • Clark, Paul. “Paul Lansky Interview.” January 1997. http://www.electronicmusic.com/features/interview/paullansky.html Last accessed 24 November 2007.
  • Cody, Joshua. “A Conversation with Paul Lansky.” Composer USA, (Bulletin of the National Association of Composers, USA), Series IV, vol. 1/1 (Summer 1994). Also, (revised) in Computer Music Journal 20/1 (Spring 1996), pp. 19–24.
  • Mansfield, Hap. “Interview with Paul Lansky.” Cake. Summer 1995.
  • Roads, Curtis. “Interview with Paul Lansky.” Computer Music Journal 7/3 (Fall 1983), pp. 16–24. Also in The Music Machine (MIT Press, 1989), ed. Curtis Roads, pp. 35–44.
  • Paul Lansky interviewed by Andrew Brown. 1997–98. (See PDF / Lansky site, Brown article mentions this.)


Alvin Lucier


Otto Luening




Mesias Maiguashca

  • Montague, Stephen. “Mesias Maiguashca, interview in Baden-Baden, 25 January 1989.” Contemporary Music Review 6/1 (1991), pp. 197–203. Edited by Peter Nelson & Stephen Montague.


Max Mathews

  • Roads, Curtis. “Interview with Max Mathews.” Computer Music Journal 4/4 (Winter 1980), pp. 15–22.


Al Mattes


Gordon Monahan


James A. Moorer


Tristan Murail

  • Smith, Ronald Bruce. “An Interview with Tristan Murail.” Computer Music Journal Vol. 24/1 (Spring 2000), pp. 11–19.


Robert Normandeau

  • du Berger, Roxane and Kevin Austin. “Round Table with Michelle Boudreau, Robert Normandeau and Myke Roy by Roxane du Berger and Kevin Austin.” Montréal, 20 December 1987. Bulletin CEC Newsletter 5 (March 1988), pp. 8–11. [E / F] http://cec.concordia.ca/archive/pdfs/CEC_Newsletter_5.pdf
  • Bouhalassa, Ned. “Robert Normandeau interviewed by Ned Bouhalassa.” eContact! 2.4 — Diffusion multicanal / Multi-Channel Diffusion (1999–2000). http://cec.concordia.ca/Takes/Ned.html

    An informal discussion with Normandeau around the changes to his work since he began working in 8-channels.


David Ogborn

  • Heaslip, Ben. “What’s All This then?! Session no. 9: David Ogborn.” 26 July 2008. WATT Podcasts available at feed://www.parkdalerevolutionaryorchestra.com/watt/watt.rss
    A discussion of Ogborn’s Opera on the Rocks, performed at the 2008 Toronto Fringe Festival.


John Oswald

  • Igma, Norman. “Taking Sampling 50 Times Beyond the Accepted: An Interview with John Oswald, Part 2.” Musicworks 48.

A selection of interviews with Oswald is available on his website (click on “i”). http://www.plunderphonics.com

Bruce Pennycook




Myke Roy

  • du Berger, Roxane and Kevin Austin. “Round Table with Michelle Boudreau, Robert Normandeau and Myke Roy by Roxane du Berger and Kevin Austin.” Montréal, 20 December 1987. Bulletin CEC Newsletter 5 (March 1988), pp. 8–11. [E / F] http://cec.concordia.ca/archive/pdfs/CEC_Newsletter_5.pdf


Pierre Schaeffer

  • Hodgkinson, Tim. “Pierre Schaeffer interview.” ReR Quarterly magazine 2/1 (1987).


Barry Schrader


Denis Smalley

  • Austin, Larry. “Sound Diffusion in Composition and Performance: An interview with Denis Smalley.” Computer Music Journal 24/2 (2000), pp. 10–21.


Laurie Spiegel


Morton Subotnick




Barry Truax


Alejandro Viñao


Collections of Interviews


Published by the CEC


Commaunauté électroacoustique canadienne / Canadian Electroacoustic Community (eds.). eContact! 10.2 — Interviews (1) (August 2008). http://cec.concordia.ca/econtact/10_2

Interviews with Kristi Allik, Charles Amirkhanian, Laurie Anderson, Istvan Anhalt, Jon Appleton, Kevin Austin, Sergio Barroso, Wende Bartley, Marc Battier, David Behrman, Henning Berg, Peter Beyls, James Bohn, Matt Borghi, Michelle  Boudreau, Chris Brown, Warren Burt, Claudio Calmens, Christian Calon, Kim Cascone, Lawrence Casserley, James Montgomery (CEE), John Celona, John Celona, Joel Chadabe, Gustav Ciamaga, Nicolas Collins, Moniek Darge (Logos Foundation), Yves Daoust, Charles de Mestral, Bruno Degazio, Chris deLaurenti, Jean-François Denis, Marcelle Deschênes, Francis Dhomont, Paul Dolden, Simon Emmerson, Steven Feld, Luc Ferrari, Susan Frykberg, Vinko Globokar, Eliot Handelman, Keith Hamel, Jonty Harrison, Jonathan Harvey, Folkmar Hein, Douglas Henderson, Brenda Hutchinson, David Jaeger, Bentley Jarvis, Otto Joachim, Scott Johnson, Udo Kasemets, David Keane, Phil Kline, Chris Koenigsberg, Yannis Kyriakides, Anne La Berge, Larry Lake, Paul Lansky, alcides lanza, Trudi Le Caine, Daniel Leduc, John Levin, Michel Longtin, Eric Lyon, sylvi macCormac, Al Mattes, John McGuire, Phillipe Ménard, Elma Miller, James Montgomery, Robert Normandeau, David Ogborn, Pauline Oliveros, John Oswald, Maggi Payne, Sarah Peebles, Bruce Pennycook, Jean Piché, Larry Polansky, Hélène Prévost, Eliane Radigue, Godfried-Willem Raes (Logos Foundation), Gisèle Ricard, Neil Rolnick, Myke Roy, Stéphane Roy, Kaija Saariaho, Daniel Scheidt, Nuria Schoenberg Nono, Barry Schrader, Claude Schryer, Randy Smith, Ann Southam, Laurie Spiegel, Paul Steenhuisen, Carl Stone, Fred Szymanski, James Tenney, Daniel Teruggi, George Todd, Eldad Tsabary, Marc Tremblay, Barry Truax, Hildegard Westerkamp, Gayle Young, Pamela Z, Richard Zvonar.


_____. eContact! 12.2 — Interviews (2) (March 2010). http://cec.concordia.ca/econtact/12_2

AA Bee Removal (Sam Ashley and Ben Azarm), Maryanne Amacher, Charles Amirkhanian, Laurie Anderson, Antimatter and David Kwan, Kenneth Atchley, Kevin Austin, Milton Babbitt, Bebe Barron, Clarence  Barlow, Franziska Baumann, John Bischoff, Chris Brown, Rhys Chatham, John Chowning, jef chippewa, Gustav Ciamaga, Jay Cloidt with Paul Dresher, Crawling with Tarts (Michael Gendreau and Suzanne Dicus), Alvin Curran, Mario Davidovsky, Paul DeMarinis, Paul Dresher, Paul Dresher with Jay Cloidt, Cenk Ergun, Karlheinz Essl, Fuzzy Bunny (Tim Perkis, Chris Brown and Scot Gresham-Lancaster), Diamanda Galás, Guillermo Galindo, Barbara Golden, Daniel Goode, Scot image YG Gresham-Lancaster, Heidi Grundmann, Phil Harmonic, Lou Harrison, Jim Horton, David and Antimatter Kwan, Joan La Barbara, Paul Lansky, George Lewis, Miya Masaoka, Max Mathews, Matmos (Drew Daniels and Martin Schmidt), Mills College Didgeridu Ensemble, Pauline Oliveros, Ed Osborn, Maggi Payne, Tim and Wobbly Perkis, Doug Quinn, Wendy Reid, Terry Riley, Sean Rooney, Frederic Rzewski, Sagan (Wobbly, Blevin Blectum, J Lessern, Ryan Junell), Kattt and Kenneth Atchley Sammon, Ramon Sender, Alice Shields, David Smith, Laetitia Sonami, Carl Stone, Susan Stone, Allen Strange, Morton Subotnick, Ivan Tcherepnin, Mark Trayle, Shahrokh Yadegari, La Monte Young.


Gauthier, Mario and Hélène Prévost. eContact! 10.x — Special 10th Anniversary Issue: Projet d’archivage Concordia (PAC) / The Concordia Archival Project (CAP) [March 2009]. http://cec.concordia.ca/econtact/10_x

Interviews with Canadian composers Kevin Austin, Yves Daoust, Jean-François Denis, Charles de Mestral (Sonde), alcides lanza, Robert Normandeau, Jean Piché, Claude Schryer and Alain Thibault.


Published in Other Sources


Dal Farra, Ricardo. Latin American Electroacoustic Music Collection. Daniel Langlois Foundation. http://www.fondation-langlois.org/html/e/selection.php?Selection=RDFB+ent

Interviews with César Bolaños, Manuel Enriquez, Alfredo del Mónaco, Conrado Silva, Horacio Vaggione, Edgar Valcárcel, Alberto Villalpando.


Gilmore, Bob, Dan Warburton et al. Paris Transatlantic Media. http://www.paristransatlantic.com/magazine/interviews

Interviews with Clarence Barlow, Pierre Boulez, Michel Chion, Luc Ferrari, Anne La Berge, Paul Lansky, Phill Niblock, Pamela Z, etc.


Kalvos & Damian. New Music Bazaar. Radio show 1995–2005 on WGDR, Plainfield VT USA; since 2005 as podcast. All shows are available on the K&D website. Alphabetical list of composers: http://kalvos.org/cmpindx.html

Interviews with an extensive range of international composers, musicians, computer programmers and more.The format of the show was (typically) 30 min. of music followed by an interview portion, interspersed with works composed/performed by the guest. A number of these interviews were transcribed for publication in eContact! 10.2 and eContact! 12.2.


Karman, Michael E. and Kirk Udvardi (eds.). Asymmetry Music Magazine. http://asymmetrymusicmagazine.com/articles/interviews

Interviews with Françoise Barrière (24 May 2008); Michèle Bokanowski (18 January 2007); Christian Clozier (7 August 2008); Francis Dhomont and Robert Normandeau (17 December 2007); Beatriz Ferreyra (15 May 2007); Erik Hoffman (17 August 2007); Jon Christopher Nelson (16 April 2007); Paul Rudy (20 April 2008); Barry Truax (10 February 2009). List as of March 2010.


Milani, Matteo and Federico Placidi. Unidentified Sound Object. Interviews and talks linked from other sources. http://usoproject.blogspot.com/search/label/Interviews

Interviews with Natasha Barrett, James A. Moorer, Curtis Roads (excerpts from Computer Music Journal), Trevor Wishart, and others.


Steenhuisen, Paul. Sonic Mosaics. Edmonton: University of Alberta Press, January 2009.

Interviews with Martin Arnold, Howard Bashaw, John Beckwith, Pierre Boulez, Christopher Butterfield, Marc Couroux, Barbara Croall, George Crumb, Omar Daniel, Francis Dhomont, Michael Finnissy, Keith Hamel, James Harley, Chris Paul Harman, Peter Hatch, Mauricio Kagel, Udo Kasemets, Gary Kulesha, Helmut Lachenmann, Alexina Louie, Robert Normandeau, John Oswald, Juliet Kiri Palmer, Jean Piché, Yannick Plamondon, John Rea, James Rolfe, R Murray Schafer, Linda Catlin Smith, John Weinzweig, Hildegard Westerkamp, Christian Wolff. Available through DIFFUSION i MéDIA http://www.electrocd.com/en/cat/uap_9780888644749


Jason Gross interviewed the composers for the OHM compilation, the larger interviews do not seem to be available anywhere online, short excerpts on the site. http://www.furious.com/perfect/ohm


Various authors. Clouds and Clocks. http://www.cloudsandclocks.net/interviews.html

Interviews with a range of artists from diverse backgrounds.


Various authors. Tokafi. http://www.tokafi.com/browse/interviews/page1/

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