Alan Licht – Common Tones: Selected Interviews with Artists and Musicians 1995-2020 (Blank Forms, book)

That the sound artist and improv musician Alan Licht is a good listener is proven by the abundance of his publications as a solo artist and all his band projects that can hardly be counted. Common Tones: Selected Interviews with Artists and Musicians 1995-2020, published by Blank Forms, proves that he can also make others talk thanks to that. Whether it's the experimental pop singer ANOHNI, the composers Tony Conrad and Phill Niblock or Glenn Branca, who otherwise has not always been known for his willingness to provide information, they all open up to his knowledgeable and empathetic questions and reveal much more about themselves than they probably ever would to the regular press. Here, after all, they talk to an artist, fan and collaborator at eye level.