Music After Sex

All of this issue’s contributions were written before the election and before Pauline Oliveros’ passing. The issue’s planning goes embarrassingly far back – initially conceived in 2015 as our “SEX issue.” As editorial delays piled up and as 2016 in all its violence progressed, our confidence in the urgency of the theme faded (who’s horny [...]

A Room without Walls: Experimental Music and Queer Space

There is a room without walls. This room queers all that enters. When we are in this room we feel welcomed and visible; clear in form but not pre­determined in function. We desire this room. We want to lay on its floor. Together we press arm to arm, the delicate skin on the back of [...]

Sex As We Don’t Know It: Computer Music Futures

This text was originally presented as the keynote address for the International Computer Music Conference 2010 at SUNY. Do you love the music that you make or that others make? or Do you love how you make the music that you make or that others make? Where do we locate this love? In our own [...]

Taking Risks: Neo Hülcker in Conversation with Ephemeral Rift

Editors’ Note: Ephemeral Rift is a publisher of ASMR (Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response) videos on YouTube. He currently has over 350,000 subscribers to his YouTube channel, and his videos have more than 130 million views. When and how did you discover ASMR? ER: I’ve had ASMR all my life. But as far as YouTube is concerned, [...]

I Don’t Want You to Work as Me

Download ePub Performance, video scripts, and other writings, 2008 – 2015 1. A Pattern, video script 2014 2.  We Are The Signs And The Signal, performance script, Make Out exhibition, Stockholm, 2008 3. All Lives Liveable, As Speculations, Community Without Propinquity, catalogue text, Milton Keynes Gallery, UK, 2011 and vitrine display text, Art Gallery York University, [...]


16 strokes fast and slow.             Author’s Note: This essay was written in Chicago, Illinois, Marfa, Texas and Brooklyn, New York over a period of two years (2006-2008). Each public reading occurs on the passage between the island of Manhattan to Roosevelt Island between 6:00am and 2:30am. The reader and [...]

More Repression

Author’s Note: The following text was written between 2013 and 2014 at the invitation of Jared Pappas-Kelley for a still forthcoming anthology of artists’ manifestos. It is dedicated to A.B. What might composing say? Let’s be honest: music is just as boring as genitalia. Music is just as accessible, just as ‘on hand,’ just as [...]

Dark-adapted Wanderer

Dark-adapted wanderer Encircling reflections piled in corners Ungainly plosives plod forwards Pushing mushy drywall through polar pattern Throughput brigaded with interceptions Dense boundaries passively wetted Traps convulse and collapse Lowly sweetening Smacked up against transducers Uninsured microphones deposited fiendishly Ball head and barrel trace deep Held, closeted, curious, form fitted Mike as conductor, as spatialized [...]


Author’s note: The installation discussed here was commissioned by the Museum der Moderne Salzburg in Spring 2016 as a part of the Group Exhibition “Art-Music-Dance” curated by Sabine Breitwieser, and then restaged at Murray Guy in Fall 2016. Over the past two years I have rekindled my love of basketball by playing in a gay [...]