Why Tarek Atoui's new collection of musical instruments is striking an unfamiliar chord The Guardian

 

It’s an instrument - but how do you play it and what does it sound like? The discovery of a stash of obscure instruments has inspired a performance artwork at Tate Modern – Dale Berning Sawa took part. Read here

 

 

Listening To The Listeners: Low Interviewed The Quietus

 

Dale Berning Sawa talks to Alan Sparhawk and Mimi Parker about their career - both quiet and loud. Read here

 

 

We Have Come To Liven Up The Town: Amadou And Mariam Interviewed The Quietus

 

Dale Berning Sawa talks to the Malian musicians about the making of their latest album, Folila, and how each collaboration teaches them something new. Read here

 

 

Talismanic And Thirty: The Strange World Of... Yo La Tengo The Quietus

 

Three decades of music-making hasn’t dulled the Hoboken group’s ability to stop their listeners in their tracks. Dale Berning Sawa gives the casual listener a guide to the high points of their career. Read here

 

 

'When we play, everyone dances!' Benin girl group Star Feminine Band The Guardian

 

In the west African country, not everyone likes girls to play instruments – but this group of seven ultra-cool musicians are ripping up those expectations. Read more here

 

 

Fused: Alva Noto & Ryuichi Sakamoto Interviewed The Quietus

 

Dale Berning Sawa caught up with Alva Noto and Ryuichi Sakamoto in anticipation of their London performance to talk about what makes a collaboration of this calibre possible, and necessary, and the sounds they treasure most.. Read here

 

 

Nothing But Heart: Alan Sparhawk of Low's Favourite Albums The Quietus

 

Low and Retribution Gospel Choir play in the UK next week. In advance of a full interview on the Quietus next week, frontman Alan Sparhawk spoke to Dale Berning Sawa about his thirteen favourite album. Read here

 

 

Until One Of Us Dies: An Interview With Maher Shalal Hash Baz  The Quietus

 

"I'm like a prodigal son," says Tori Kudo; partner Reiko prefers to stay home with her cats. They tell Dale Berning Sawa  about life in Maher Shalal Hash Baz. Read here

 

 

We Need Horses On Stage... And Lassos: Santigold Interviewed The Quietus

 

Dale Berning Sawa talks to Santi White about the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, obsessive listening and post punk. Read here

 

 

Keep The Wheel Spinning: Yo La Tengo Interviewed The Quietus

 

Dale Berning Sawa talks to Yo La Tengo about their Spin the Wheel tour, the element of surprise and Spongebob Squarepants. Read here

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