Sound American

A quarterly journal founded in 2012 by Nate Wooley, providing in-depth interviews and essays, Sound American starts from a simple desire to open the doors of experimental music to a wider audience. Sound American believes that music is for everyone and should be shared on the most basic human level. Sound American aims to accomplish this by creating a direct intellectual, social, and emotional bridge that links audiences and artists.
Advisory board: David Grubbs, Rebekah Heller, Taylor Ho Bynum, Zeena Parkins, Matana Roberts, and Ken Vandermark.
Sound American is also an editorial platform for other print or music projects.
 
Brooklyn, New York
 
Sound American - The Life Issue
2021
English edition
Sound American Publications' 27th issue, The Life Issue, proposes a reflection upon the smallness—and largeness—of living amidst a tumultuous, globally-shared moment (featuring Claire Rousay, Susan Alcorn, Jack Langdon, Lea Bertucci & Audrey Chen, Katie Porter, Ahmed Abdul-Malik, Henri Pousseur, Chris Pitsiokos, Catalytic Sound collective, Ka Baird, Mazen Kerbaj...).
Éliane Radigue - Sound American - The OCCAM Issue
2021
English edition
An issue dedicated to Éliane Radigue's ground-breaking compositional work, OCCAM Ocean as seen through the eyes of her chevaliers de Occam, the performers who, in collaboration with Radigue, have brought the sprawling musical eco-system to life.
Sound American - The Folk Issue
2020
English edition
Sound American's 25th issue celebrates explores the intersections of folk and experimental music practices (edited by Sarah Hennies and Anna Roberts-Gevalt, featuring Throbbing Gristle, Henry Flynt, Suzanne Kite and Scott Benesiinaabandan, John McCowen, Meredith Monk and Peggy Seeger...).
Sun Ra - Sound American - The Sun Ra Issue
2020
English edition
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The 24th issue of the New York music magazine focuses on the figure of Sun Ra.
Sound American - The Alien Issue
2020
English edition
The Alien Issue features writing on the alien and alienation by Sarah Hennies, Franklin Bruno, inti figgis-vizueta and James May on listening to ourselves and each other, Marc Hannaford, Nicole Kaack in conversation with Jeremy Toussaint-Baptiste, Charmaine Lee and id m theft able on building a home, Matana Roberts, Jacob Wick, Wendy Eisenberg, Chris Pitsiokos and Ben Young on WKCR and Triple Point Records, a contribution to the 2019 exquisite corpse series by Lester St. Louis, and more. The print edition includes very special full color reproduction of Charles Gaines's Librettos.
Sound American - The Lee Hyla Issue
2019
English edition
Guest edited by Shawn Jaeger, the Lee Hyla issue features remembrances and appreciations of the deeply missed composer by Stephen Drury, Rhonda Rider, David Rakowski, Bryan Hayslett, Chris Fisher-Lochheed, Eliza Brown, Scott Wheeler, and Ben Hjertmann (as well as articles by or with Jerome Harris, Charissa Noble, Rick Moody, Sam Amidon, Colin Stetson, Claire Chase, Kate Soper, and Eric Wubbels).
Sound American - The Change Issue
2019
English edition
Featuring Jeremy Toussaint-Baptiste, Ornette Coleman, Nicole Kaack, Bradford Bailey, G. Lucas Crane, Jennie Gottschalk, Ambrose Akinmusire, Mats Gustafsson, Peter Margasak, Terry Riley, Kim Brandt, John Cage, Josh Sinton, Edgard Varése, Marc Hannaford, John Zorn, Matthew Mehlan, Million Tongues Festival, Alex Mincek, Lester St. Louis, Steve Lehman...
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