Ahead of two major concerts at Pioneer Works Dec. 20 and 21 in anticipation of his 85th birthday, the iconic composer and improviser Terry Riley talks to Steve Dollar about enjoying life on the road.
About Steve Dollar
Steve Dollar is a freelance journalist and critic for the Wall Street Journal and other publications.
Entries by Steve Dollar
Rhys Chatham, whose new composition ‘The Sun Too Close to the Earth’ has its world premiere at Issue Project Room Oct. 4-5, talks to Steve Dollar about music, magic, and remembering Suzanne Fiol.
As Jessica Pavone prepares to celebrate the release of her newest album, ‘Brick and Mortar,’ the improvising violist, composer, and bandleader talks to Steve Dollar about her long path back to ensemble music.
Composer Phil Kline talks with Steve Dollar about his new song cycle, a tuneful salute to one of America’s most unlikely and unwitting rogues, Florida Man.
Ahead of National Sawdust shows on April 25 and June 26, Tredici Bacci leader Simon Hanes talks with Steve Dollar about Italian pop, artistic evolution, the perils of nostalgia, and operating a big group in New York.
JG Thirlwell, famed for his groundbreaking industrial-rock work as well as his scores for animated TV hits, talks to Steve Dollar about the chamber project he presents at National Sawdust Feb 28-March 1.
Conrad Harris and Pauline Kim Harris, the married musicians of violin duo String Noise, talk to Steve Dollar about punk rock and wild experimentation in advance of shows this week at Areté in Greenpoint.
Violinist Andie Springer talks to Steve Dollar about her debut release, ‘Dandelion,’ a video album that evokes her creative journey through collaborations with composers and videographers.
Steve Dollar files a report from Unsound Krakow 2018, a groundbreaking, genre-blurring Polish festival that has evolved into something so much greater than the sum of its components.
The multifarious singer, multi-instrumentalist, actor, and performance artist Rinde Eckert talks to journalist Steve Dollar about ‘The Natural World,’ a new album on which Eckert goes it alone—literally.