Interview

Robert Wilson and Christopher Knowles: “Because Why.” A Stereo Dialogue with Willoughby Sharp and Liza Bear.

Sound engineering by Kurt Munkacsi. The dialogue takes place simultaneously from two separate spaces using a dual channel stereo tape deck and speakers. Space one has a mic to channel A and a speaker that plays channel B, space two has a mic to channel B and a speaker receiving playback from channel A. The published dialogue consists of a transcription of channels A and B and accompanying photographs. The dialogue is free form and free flowing. Among the topics discussed include how Wilson and Knowles met, Avalanche Magazine, and the piece Einstein on the Beach by Wilson and Philip Glass.