The 24th issue of the New York music magazine focuses on the figure of Sun Ra.
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
Taylor Ho Bynum,
Matana Roberts, and Ken Vandermark.
Sun Ra (1914-1993) is an African-American experimental
pianist and composer. A prolific artist, he recorded over
one-hundred albums with his band, the Sun Ra Arkestra. His work is imprinted
with esoteric elements drawn from a personal cosmic philosophy that had a
great influence on Afrofuturism