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Krachwald #26: No Wave Time Warp

01 March 2023
  • Avant-Garde
  • Informative

When no wave happened at the end of the seventies in New York City, its protagonists opposed the commodification of music and art with radical, often multimedia works.

Noise musician, art critic and artist Joseph Nechvatal was there from the beginning. He worked in the archive of fluxus and minimal legend La Monte Young and founded the Tellus Audio Cassette Magazine in 1983 with Carol Parkinson and Claudia Gould. With over 20 releases the project turned out to be a who's who of the downtown scene.

On the occasion of the exhibition Who You Staring At? at Centre Pompidou in Paris, Joseph Nechvatal and Paul Paulun discuss aspects of no wave related to music they picked together.

Already in 2021, Paul Paulun did a long interview with Joseph Nechvatal. He talks about the Tellus Audio Cassette Magazine as part of the legacy of Marcel Duchamp and conceptual art, the Downtown bar scene, fluxus, and his art that’s inspired by the nature of viruses. Find it here: https://youtu.be/_ndJU6EfP6o

Joseph Nechvatal,


Loose Joints – Pop Your Funk (Instrumental)

The Static – The Static in Concert 1979

3 Teens Kill 4 – Stay and Fight

Youth In Asia – Talking Heads

Lee Ranaldo – The Bridge

DNA – Blonde Redhead

Jill Kroesen – I Am Not Seeing That You're Here (Reprise)

Rhys Chatham – Guitar Trio

Walter Steding – Shout

Mars – 3E

Joseph Nechvatal – Crown Of Thorns

Bush Tetras – Snakes Crawl