Common Tones


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  • A selection of never-before-published interviews and conversations with the avant-garde’s leading lights across art, music and film—from Suicide to Anohni—by experimental music’s go-to interviewer, guitarist and sound artist Alan Licht. Artists include Vito Acconci, Matthew Barney, Glenn Branca, Tony Conrad, Christian Marclay, Alessandra Novaga, Tony Oursler, Lou Reed, Kelly Reichardt, Suicide, Michael Snow, Greg Tate, Tom Verlaine and more.For the past 30 years, Alan Licht has been a performer, programmer and chronicler of New York’s art and music scenes. His dry wit, deep erudition and unique perspective—informed by decades of experience as a touring and recording guitarist in the worlds of experimental music and underground rock—have distinguished him as the go-to writer for profiles of adventurous artists across genres.

  • Size: 12 x 17.8 cm

  • New York–based non-profit supports ephemeral art practices, with a focus on experimental music. In addition to public programming, Blank Forms publishes books touching upon music, art, poetry, psychoanalysis, mathematics, sci-fi and other esoterica.