JOHN WALL interviewed by howard jacques

HJ: So! What is your musical background?

JW: It’s irrelevant.

HJ: You say that, but you’ve used tapes of your own past performances, mixed in with the sampled stuff.

JW: STUFF?

HJ: Yes, stuff.

JW: What you call stuff is in fact a highly selective appropriation of small fragments of sound taken, for example from CDs of self-indulgent solo improvisations, separating the wheat from the chaff, so to speak, then seamlessly glued together by my fair hand, via a mouse.

(John Wall interviewed by Howard Jacques, circa 1995)

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