Steve Koenig

Incredible Risks

The excitable emcee hadn’t gotten over her cheerleading days, and from where I sat in the left aisle, the engineer set the Electro-Voice loudspeakers so loud they distorted and overwhelmed the balance of some of the delicate pieces.

Incredible Risks

The excitable emcee hadn’t gotten over her cheerleading days, and from where I sat in the left aisle, the engineer set the Electro-Voice loudspeakers so loud they distorted and overwhelmed the balance of some of the delicate pieces.

Musica Mexicana: An Introduction

This past August, I arrived in Mexico City… and discovered that in one hour would begin the first night of a week-long music festival called Ruido…primer festival de arte sonoro, or Noise…the first sonic arts festival.

Musica Mexicana: An Introduction

This past August, I arrived in Mexico City… and discovered that in one hour would begin the first night of a week-long music festival called Ruido…primer festival de arte sonoro, or Noise…the first sonic arts festival.

The One Hundred Records which Changed my Life

Not really a hundred, not at least in a single swallow.

The One Hundred Records which Changed my Life

Not really a hundred, not at least in a single swallow.

The Belgian Artist Known as Brume

The Belgian artist known as Brume… first came to my attention over a dozen years ago in that wonderful way music has of finding its proper audience, someone else’s give-away pile.

The Belgian Artist Known as Brume

The Belgian artist known as Brume… first came to my attention over a dozen years ago in that wonderful way music has of finding its proper audience, someone else’s give-away pile.

Incredible Risks

This installment takes us from the depths of Carnegie Hall to the heights of the gutter.

Incredible Risks

This installment takes us from the depths of Carnegie Hall to the heights of the gutter.

Happy Little Fat Man

Interview with Kevin Coyne

Happy Little Fat Man

Interview with Kevin Coyne

Incredible Risks: Improvised and New Music

Two of my favorite just-starting-to-be-heralded musicians came to New York to perform at Tonic on April 16.

Incredible Risks: Improvised and New Music

Two of my favorite just-starting-to-be-heralded musicians came to New York to perform at Tonic on April 16.

Label Report: No More Records

Producer Alan Schneider started his ironically-named label, No More Records, with an intelligent idea. Record known improvising artists in settings different from their usual recordings.

Label Report: No More Records

Producer Alan Schneider started his ironically-named label, No More Records, with an intelligent idea. Record known improvising artists in settings different from their usual recordings.

The Fourth Annual Vision Festival

The Vision Festival program states that it “is poised to take the disparate strands of the world’s improvising communities and weave them together…”

The Fourth Annual Vision Festival

The Vision Festival program states that it “is poised to take the disparate strands of the world’s improvising communities and weave them together…”

Records That Changed My Life

We’ve all done the desert-island list and probably, like me, tried to find ways to cheat.

Records That Changed My Life

We’ve all done the desert-island list and probably, like me, tried to find ways to cheat.