Posts Tagged: minimalism

Swinging Modern Sounds #84: Music for Spaceships

By

Perhaps space is an inevitable resting place for music of this kind, because time is completely different when conceived of in the vastness of space, and not only because of relativity.

...more

The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #57: Jesse Ball

By

It can be hard to describe a Jesse Ball novel. They’re willfully strange, dark and puzzling, but the pieces aren’t always designed to fit together. Instead, each of his books, which are always written in the first person, have a tendency to take the reader into the heads of the lead characters, which is often […]

...more

Swinging Modern Sounds #71: A Michael Bay Film Eating Itself

By

“Love,” then is not to be taken lightly here. It is being engaged at full force, megaphonically.

...more

The Rumpus Interview with Roarke Menzies

By

Musician and producer Roarke Menzies talks about his debut album, Shapes, and about his inspirations for making music.

...more

Swinging Modern Sounds #68: A Way of Life

By

The thing about Scott Tuma is: the immense pathos of the recordings… Almost no one, frankly, is allowed to sound this sad and continue to have a musical career.

...more

The Rumpus Interview with Wayne Harrison

By

Wayne Harrison discusses his debut novel, The Spark and the Drive, fiction, working as a correctional officer, and Carl Benz’s three-wheeled Motor Car.

...more

Leaving Out the Details

By

Tobias Carroll, writing over at Electric Literature, considers the level of detail authors use to create worlds in fiction. Some writers are known for sparse, minimalistic writing. Others leave out key details in a way that adds meaning to the story. Finding that appropriate amount of detail can be a challenge: Enumerate too much, and prose […]

...more