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Cincinnati, OH 45220

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Torn Light Archives 5: New York Rocker, July-August 1978

This week, Torn Light Archives returns with a deep dive into a 1978 issue of New York Rocker we have in the archive. New York Rocker was a punk and […]

March 23, 2022 | News

Expressions of a Hardcore Life with Duma

“People who are born in 2040 or 2050 will need something to fuck with, and we’ve gotta move forward: evolve metal, evolve trap, evolve electronic music, evolve African music, evolve […]

March 20, 2022 | News

The Immersive Sound Art of Charlie Morrow

Recital recently released Charlie Morrow, Chanter, a curated collection by Sean McCann of Charlie Morrow’s vocal compositions. A crucial figure in American new music of the twentieth century, Charlie Morrow […]

March 13, 2022 | News

Augmented Improvisations: The Cello of Solar Hex

Solar Hex, the project of Virginia-based cellist Kaily Moon Schenker, released their new record, Tired Eyes, on ARKEEN this past Friday. Tired Eyes is a stunning album that foregrounds the […]

March 6, 2022 | News

How the Theremin “Cast a Spell” on Popular Culture

“When you play the theremin, it looks kind of magical. Maybe even as if you could cast spells.” Contemporary thereminist Carolina Eyck spoke of the instrument fondly to Smithsonian Magazine […]

February 27, 2022 | News

Sounds from a “Claustrophobic Foreman’s Office”: Get Ready for ‘Last Chance at the Pharmacy’

It all started with a dream… Actually, a nightmare to be specific. Jackie Switzer, vocalist for Cincinnati-based art punks Fruit LoOops, says the band “formed when I had a nightmare […]

February 20, 2022 | News

“Married to the Guitar”: A Look Into the Music of Solo Acoustic Guitar

In a recent interview, guitarist Yasmin Williams said while discussing how she got into fingerstyle guitar, “I think the first song I learned was ‘Blackbird,’ by the Beatles. That pushed […]

February 13, 2022 | News

Japanese City Pop – A Genre of Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

Type “city pop” into the YouTube search bar, and you easily find mix after mix right at your fingertips, one for every mood and vibe – “mellow days,” “cherish your […]

February 6, 2022 | News

“Quite Slow, Quite Suspended”: The Alive, Electronic Sounds of Éliane Radigue

“Everything can become music. It depends on the way we listen to it, and what we do with it also.” Inspired by the musique concrète innovations of Pierre Schaeffer and […]

January 30, 2022 | News