Watch the doom and drone metal icon Stephen O'Malley of Sunn O))) on the lecture couch at the 2013 Red Bull Music Academy in New York. In addition to his role in several of doom metal's key bands (Burning Witch, Khanate and KTL among others) O’Malley has played an important part in linking the metal sphere with the art world. His long list of collaborators stretches from Boris, Merzbow, Jim O’Rourke, Keiji Haino and Oren Ambarchi to French theatre specialist Gisèle Vienne, American sculptor Banks Violette, Italian performance artist Nico Vascellari and Belgian filmmaker Alexis Destoop. After having been involved with the Southern Lord and Ajna Offensive labels, since 2011 O’Malley is the curating force behind Ideologic Organ, which also serves as a nom de plume for his art direction and design activities.
Brian Eno, live and direct from the Red Bull Music Academy 2013 in New York. In this intimate setting he talks about the difference between sympathetic and parasympathetic music, how DJs are essential lubricants for the dissemination of new music and much more.
The pop music renaissance man on the 2013 Red Bull Music Academy lecture coach in New York.
Having started out in garage-rock band Nazz, Todd Rundgren moved seamlessly through prog, power pop, and hard rock and became a heavyweight record producer. Along the way he’s always championed new technology, experimenting with synthesizers and became one of the first rock artists to explore the possibilities of video production and Internet distribution. Alongside his prodigious work rate as an artist, he maintained a successful production career for artists like Meat Loaf, Badfinger, the Band, and XTC.
Bernie Worrell first came to prominence as a founding member and musical director of Parliament/Funkadelic. While this massively influential supergroup was altering the course of music, Bernie was radically charting the course of emerging keyboard technology during the golden age of analog synthesis. After departing Parliament/Funkadelic, Worrell resurfaced with the revamped Talking Heads lineup for several albums. Worrell’s colorings, this time delivered via new digital keyboards such as the Prophet 5, were central to the recasting of group leader David Byrne’s musical ideas through African rhythms. In the years since he left Talking Heads, Worrell has been a phenomenally prolific studio musician, serving as a primary change-agent in the many experimental works of producer Bill Laswell while contributing his singular flair to projects by the likes of Keith Richards, the Pretenders, and Deee-Lite. At the same time, he’s among the most-sampled musicians ever, with Digital Underground, De La Soul, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube, DMX, and countless others having acknowledged his timeless grooves by building their tunes around his signature riffs. Watch him recount his tales from the lecture couch at the 2013 Red Bull Music Academy in New York City.
The celestial bluesman, Gary Bartz, caught up with Jefferson 'Chairman Mao' during the Red Bull Music Academy's 'New York City To the SF Bay' lecture series in San Francisco, to discuss everything from playing with music's greats to why he doesn't like the J-word. A musical conversation with a true legend.