Forbes Graham and the Perception of Sound

Multidisciplinary artist Forbes Graham works across mediums, exploring ideas of simultaneity, perceptibility, transformation, and collage. He often works with trumpet and electronics to create thought-provoking works that challenge listeners to dig deeper. Albums like Lagos Playground and Neighborhoods of x, y, z utilize sound collage and field recordings to build unique listening environments where expectations get subverted and possibilities seem endless. These pieces often have a narrative aspect to … Continue reading Forbes Graham and the Perception of Sound

Graham / Hobbs / Nakatani / Shen “Scar’s the Limit”

Sometimes, the moment you see the line-up on an album, you know it will rearrange your brain will. With Scar’s the Limit, from the ground shaking quartet of Forbes Graham, Jim Hobbs, Tatsuya Nakatani, and Victoria Shen, the opening howl and skitter of “Scintillation Field” let you know what’s up.  Nakatani’s scratching, clanging percussion sounds like a car crash underwater; metallic fragments shoot in every … Continue reading Graham / Hobbs / Nakatani / Shen “Scar’s the Limit”