Various - I Feel Everything You Say, I Feel Everything You Hear Book


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Label: Week-End

Edition of 500. Hardcover with gold embossing. 168 pages.

In I Feel Everything You Say, I Feel Everything You Hear (the title is borrowed from the song "I'm So Green" by Can), 21 artists tell of decisive moments and memories that still resonate today and have shaped their own artistic identity. As in Week-End festival's line-up, the book succeeds in showing diverse lines and connections between them.

Stephen Malkmus talks about his early love for Can, while dub producers Adrian Sherwood and Scientist tell of their deep admiration for the two inventors of dub Lee "Scratch" Perry and King Tubby. Electronic pioneer Suzanne Ciani speaks about her first steps as a musician and her encounter with Don Buchla, to whom she owes her first job and her first synthesiser. Gilberto Gil looks back on his lifelong friendship and his most important musical partner Caetano Veloso, while the young London rapper Flohio takes us to her neighbourhood Bermondsey in South London. The British avant-garde guitarist Fred Frith describes his first bizarre encounter with the Sun Ra Arkestra in New York in 1979, of which Marshall Allen is a member. The latter tells how, at the age of 98, he carries on the legacy of his master Sun Ra with pride and reverence.

By focusing on the fan perspective of the participating artists, the book connects to the curatorial concept of the festival itself. And through their stories and anecdotes, the building blocks of a new or different oral history of recent music history.

Contributors include:

  • Anadol
  • Marshall Allen
  • Mdou Moctar
  • Pak Yan Lau
  • Gilberto Gil
  • Scientist
  • Flohio
  • Arthur Verocai
  • Stephen Malkmus
  • Suzanne Ciani
  • Sessa
  • Jan St. Werner
  • Shintaro Sakamoto
  • Adrian Sherwood
  • Claire Rousay
  • Fred Frith
  • Roedelius
  • Eiko Ishibashi
  • Tim Bernardes
  • Stephen Pastel
  • Pascal Comelade