[microsound-announce] Interview with Jake Harries

John Hopkins jhopkins at tech-no-mad.net
Fri Jul 15 10:50:57 EDT 2011

Free and Open For All: Interview with Jake Harries

"The first interview with Jake Harries, took place on one of Furtherfield's 
Radio broadcasts on Resonance FM, earlier this March 2011. Fascinated by the 
historical context that came out of the radio discussion, we asked Jake for a 
second interview, this time it took place via email." Marc Garrett.

Jake Harries has been making music in Sheffield since the 1980s and is a sound 
artist, musician/producer, composer and field recordist with a strong interest 
in media art and the practical use of Open Source audio-visual software. He was 
a member of electronic funk band Chakk which is best known for building 
Sheffield's first large recording studio, FON Studios, in the mid 1980s. He is 
currently one of “freestyle techno” trio Heights of Abraham and The Apt Gets, a 
band which uses guitars and only Open Source software on recycled computers to 
create songs from spam emails. He is Digital Arts Programme Manager at open 
access media lab, Access Space, and the current curator of the LOSS Linux Open 
Source Sound a website dedicated to music made with FLOSS.


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