by Ian Brennan

Sept. 15, 2022  |  No. 151

Craig Leon: Repeated Listening

by Ian Brennan

Craig Leon produced a host of who’s who New York band debuts in the mid-1970s, including Blondie, Richard Hell the Voidoids, and Suicide. He went onto work with many stalwart artists such as Guy...

Jan. 19, 2021  |  No. 141

Piper Payne: Respect For the Craft

by Ian Brennan

A drummer turned mastering engineer, Piper Payne is a Bay Area audio professional who I’ve long admired. She has worked with the likes of The Go-Go’s, Shannon & the Clams, Third Eye...

May 24, 2020  |  No. 137

Peter Asher: No Overriding Rules

by Ian Brennan

Gordon Waller and Peter Asher (Peter and Gordon) at Studio Three at EMI Recording Studios Paul McCartney lived in his house for two years. His mother was George Martin's music teacher. He is...

March 18, 2019  |  No. 130

Alvin Lucier: Do Something Original

by Ian Brennan

Alvin Lucier is one of the most influential composers in the post-John Cage era. Having authored over 172 pieces for film, theater, television, and dance companies, it is fair to say that he is...