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Summer – Fall 2015 contents by and with:

• Sound artist Israel Martínez discusses his work amid Mexico’s War on Drugs. A profound interview on the power and range of sound art.

• Mark Fisher. An interview with the radical music writer and acclaimed author of Capitalist Realism and Ghosts of My Life on music and culture today, Popular Modernism, time wars, music and Neoliberalism and the borrowed phrase, “the slow cancellation of the future.”

• Editorial on Spectatorship (Part 1). Read exclusive opinion, stories and revelations on what it means to be a spectator today [and yesterday] from Katie Alice Greer (Priests), Dan Deacon, Mark Andersen (Positive Force DC), Kim Gordon (Essay reproduction) and Ian MacKaye (Q & A). Part 2 coming soon.

• The Photography of Sebastian Mayer. A select presentation from the accomplished German photographer.

• Dadabots. A presentation of open-source algorithms which search, remix, comment and post music throughout the Soundcloud community as told through a correspondence with the musician-hackers.

• An Anthology of Recording Music, Volume 1. A new on-going section presents a wide variety of artists relating boundaries when composing one song before presenting it to the band or entering the recording studio. Read personal accounts from C Spencer Yeh, James Hoff, Julia McFarlane (Twerps), Jane Penny (TOPS), Sadie Dupuis (Speedy Ortiz), Ben Chasny (Six Organs of Admittance), Benoît Pioulard, Greg Saunier (Deerhoof) and more.

• Decoder. An original essay by Dan Barrow to re-read and re-activate this Burroughs-inspired and nearly-forgotten punk & new wave film (released in West Germany in 1984) for 2015 and beyond.

• Visual Essay: Hundebiss. An invitational visual spread to the Italian imprint, exclusive to the print edition.

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HIGHWAY is an intermittent publication about life with music and sound. The print and iOS editions are pocket-sized companions to the musicians, writers, artists, thinkers, documentarians, storytellers and objects we encounter.

Today, there are readers and listeners with a new curiosity into how these subjects and objects practice, converse, resonate and are remembered in the international worlds of music and sound.

HIGHWAY is for them.

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Excellent music journalism…It’s a pity I am no longer a commuter: this is one of those perfect-sized books for long train rides. You read an article, stare out of the window and then read the next. The big question is:
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– Frans de Waard.

Excellent music journalism…It’s a pity I am no longer a commuter: this is one of those perfect-sized books for long train rides. You read an article, stare out of the window and then read the next. The big question is:
where to get this?

– Frans de Waard.

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It’s take on music is smart and unexpected.
– ArtWorks, NEA

…full of thoughtful, critical essays on listening, watching, performing, and making music in both written and visual form.
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Issue 1

Fall – Winter 2014-15 contents by and with:

• Iconic music photographer Glen E. Friedman in conversation.

• Sound ecologist Hildegard Westerkamp on (y)our addiction to music.

• Musician Oren Ambarchi tells of his adventures in Japan.

• A survey of Yugoslavian Punk, Postpunk & New Wave.

• The photography of Joe Dilworth (with a previously unpublished selection).

• A challenging dive into the Voice Studies series of recordings.

• Conversation with the KCHUNG Radio collective.

• Anonymous Thoughts on Music.

• Editorial on “Publicity” with original essays by Ian F. Svenonius, Johan Kugelberg, Maria Minerva & Mathew Dryhurst.

• A look at the Exterior Sounds box on 1st Street in New York City.

• A thorough interpretation of Kraftwerk’s peculiar performance on German Television in 1978.

• Interviews with The Cairo Gang and Stargate (aka Lorenzo Senni).

• “Letters from the Past” includes perspectives on the Pop-trunk era in Houston, The Boredoms’ 111 Boadrum concert in Byron Bay and a Gang Gang Dance Tour Redux by Brian DeGraw.

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Mark Fisher

A conversation with the music writer and acclaimed author of Capitalist Realism and Ghosts of My Life on our perpetual past, music and mainstream culture, Popular Modernism, the…

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“Press…Release…” | July 21, 2016 | Berlin

Text: HIGHWAY Image: HIGHWAY Issue: Summer-Fall 2015 Join us for an evening conversation with photographers Joe Dilworth and Sebastian Mayer. Readers will know that a selection of images…

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Letters From the Past | 1992: Pop-trunk

It was ’89 when I got to college, we’re still in the MTV Era, BET is gaining popularity, music is all over the place, Hip Hop is still…

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Israel Martínez

Since 2010, the Mexican sound artist has been reflecting, recording, documenting and exhibiting the symbolic, personal, financial, legal, civic and human costs of Mexico’s War on Drugs.

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Mark Fisher

A conversation with the music writer and acclaimed author of Capitalist Realism and Ghosts of My Life on music and mainstream culture, Popular Modernism, the struggle for time and the dizzying prospects of a political “new.”

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Spectatorship, Part 1 | Ian MacKaye

“THE POINT FOR THE RECORD COMPANY,
BUT IT SHOULDN’T BE THE POINT FOR THE BAND.”

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Spectatorship, Part 1 | Mark Andersen

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“THAT’S THE REVOLUTION IN PUNK,
IF THERE IS ONE.”

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Image:
Proof sheet, courtesy of Mark Andersen and Positive Force.
Issue:
Summer-Fall 2015

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Spectatorship, Part 1 | Kim Gordon

“I’M REALLY SCARED WHEN I KILL IN MY DREAMS”

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Spectatorship, Part 1 | Dan Deacon

“THE INTERNET IS NOT THE PROBLEM,
MID-SIZE VENUES ARE DISAPPEARING”

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Spectatorship, Part 1 | Katie Alice Greer

“WE’RE VERY STRATEGIC IN HOW WE OPERATE AND CREATE.”

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The Photography of Sebastian Mayer

A select presentation from the accomplished
German photographer.

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Decoder

Dan Barrow reactivates the nearly-forgotten
punk film for 2015 and beyond.

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Dadabots

Algorithms coded and deployed by Zack Zukowski and CJ Carr explore the possibilities of generative music composition and remix. The bots scour music online, post remixes to their own profiles and leave a trace by commenting on the original source. In this correspondence, Zukowski outlines the project and discusses the potential benefits and threats of a bot culture in music.

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Glen E. Friedman

“IT’S NOT ABOUT ME, IT’S ABOUT DOING FUCKING JUSTICE TO THE SUBJECTS”

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Publicity | Ian Svenonius

THE FALL OF COLLEGE ROCK AND THE
RISE OF “INDIE” or, INDIE ROCK AS THE
GENTRIFICATION OF PUNK

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Publicity | Mathew Dryhurst

“SCATTERSHOT PRACTICE”

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Publicity | Johan Kugelberg

“YOUR HEROES HAD TO COMPULSIVELY BE MADE FUN OF”

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Publicity | Maria Minerva

“YOU’RE JUST 2 COOL 2 BE TRUE, CAN’T TAKE MY EYES OFF OF YOU”

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The Photography of Joe Dilworth

The photographer reviews a previously unpublished selection.

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Exterior Sounds

“IN SOME CASES YOU MIGHT NOT EVEN
KNOW WHAT YOU’RE LISTENING TO.”

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The Cairo Gang

“My relationship to my own music isn’t to be a record-making machine. It’s what I do constantly, but I don’t feel like I need to share everything with everyone.
Some things are private.”

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Letters from the Past:
Pop-trunk

1992

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Voice Studies

“The human voice is the organ of the soul.”
—Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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Peering into Yugoslavian Punk & New Wave

A look into the revolutionary potential in the Yugoslavian punk and new wave underground.

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Oren Ambarchi

An ongoing effort with Jim O’Rourke and Keiji Haino, together one of the most vibrant trios active, was the subject of a recent correspondence.

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Plural Machine Self-Manifest

Kraftwerk Performing “Die Roboter” on Rockpop on ZDF Television, March 29, 1978.

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Hildegard Westerkamp

“We’re all addicted to music anyways.”

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Glen E. Friedman Live Talk at The DC Punk Archive | October 25, 2015

Text: HIGHWAY Image: HIGHWAY Issue: Fall-Winter 2014-15 Since the release of our first issue, in which iconic photographer Glen E. Friedman featured in a lengthy interview, the magazine…

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Letters From the Past | 1992: Pop-trunk Copy

It was ’89 when I got to college, we’re still in the MTV Era, BET is gaining popularity, music is all over the place, Hip Hop is still…

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Listen to “Cool Drool” by Hildegard Westerkamp at Exterior Sounds, New York | Jan. 25 to Feb. 15

Text: HIGHWAY Image: HIGHWAY Issue: Winter-Fall 2014-15 From January 25th to February 15th, Cool Drool (1983, 14m:44s) by sound artist and sound ecologist Hildegard Westerkamp is installed for…

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