Interviews

September 10, 2016

January 29, 2015

WLRN's Alicia Zuckerman interviews Michael Gordon and film maker Bill Morrison about their work El Sol Caliente.

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WNYC Soundcheck
December 8, 2008
Composer Michael Gordon and filmmaker Bill Morrison share their multimedia piece "Lightning at Our Feet," inspired by the poetry of Emily Dickinson.
WNYC Soundcheck
May 19, 2007

The WNYC Young People's Radio Chorus shares their latest batch of cutting-edge commissioned works. An interview with two of those composers, Meredith Monk and Michael Gordon.

WNYC New Sounds
March 8, 2007
Listen to Michael Gordon’s ''Gotham,'' a filmic symphony in collaboration with filmmaker Bill Morrison. For this program, these two artists discuss their ongoing collaboration of new music and old decaying silent film prints.
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January 11, 2007

Intentionally quiet and slow, this short video was made by simonettavespucci as an introduction to Decasia from stills and a radio interview with Morrison and Gordon.

WNYC Soundcheck
November 24, 2004
Composed for the Concerto Köln­—one of today’s most respected Baroque ensembles—"Lost Objects" introduces the concept of an "early-instrument modern orchestra" (as opposed to a modern-instrument orchestra playing early music). The multimedia production features the direction by the celebrated filmmaker Francois Girard. Michael Gordon shares a preview.
WNYC The Leonard Lopate Show
September 9, 2004
Bill Morrison and Michael Gordon explore the art of decay with their current project, Decasia, at St. Ann’s Warehouse.
American Public Media
July 1, 2002

By Alan Baker

'Being a maverick is being able to create something that everyone else acknowledges as being something that they haven't heard before. Where people turn around and say, ''Wow, I haven't heard that before,'' or, ''That's a new idea.'' In a sense, you've created something or done something that's entered the world and is new, which is an amazing thing to do."

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May 1, 1999

Yale School of Music and Library

Oral History of American Music (OHAM) is the only ongoing project in the field of music dedicated to the collection and preservation of oral and video memoirs in the voices of the creative musicians of our century.

You can listen to a copy of this interview in the Yale School of Music Library, please refer to contact information here.