INTERVIEWS
Lee – The Four-Oh-Five Interview Nov 2013
Lee - The Four-Oh-Five Interview Nov 2013

http://thefourohfive.com/news/article/interview-lee-ranaldo Lee Ranaldo interviewed: “We were out of power, water and electricity for about a week.” by Eleonora Collini, 29 November 2013 Some people’s creative impulses never rest. Best known as a co-founder of the legendary alternative rock band Sonic Youth, for over three decades Lee Ranaldo has been an avant-guarde musician, music producer, author […]

CAUGHT IN THE CAROUSEL OCT 2013
CAUGHT IN THE CAROUSEL  OCT 2013

It’s the Way I Play: An Interview with Lee Ranaldo By Paul Gleason Transcription by Cameron Billon Guitarist-singer Lee Ranaldo’s song “Hey Joni” was one of the highlights of Sonic Youth’s 1988 LP, Daydream Nation, the band’s double-album magnum opus that the Library of Congress deemed was so culturally, aesthetically, and historically significant that they […]

INTERVIEW MAGAZINE OCT 2013
INTERVIEW MAGAZINE OCT 2013

LEE RANALDO’S PERFECT STORM By PAULA MEJIA “The last thing we saw—before the light hit the night—is now scattered in time,” muses Lee Ranaldo on the title track of his second solo record. Aptly entitled Last Night on Earth, the former Sonic Youth guitarist’s new project is a foray into expansive instrumental territory with his […]

ROLLING STONE INDIA – SEPT 2013
ROLLING STONE INDIA - SEPT 2013

Sonic Youth Guitarist Tours India With His New Band Lee Ranaldo who tours three cities with The Dust this month, talks about how Hurricane Sandy became an unlikely impetus for his latest album By Megha Mahindru |September 17, 2013 Lee Ranaldo and The Dust. Photo: Michael Lavine In 2011, American alt rock band Sonic Youth […]

LEE ON JOHN CAGE JANUARY 2013
LEE ON JOHN CAGE JANUARY 2013

Sonic Youth’s Lee Ranaldo on John Cage, on the occasion of his performances with dancers from Merce Cunningham’s company at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, January 4,5 & 6, 2013,  as part of the exhibition Dancing Around The Bride: Duchamp, Cage, Cunningham, Rauchenberg and Johns.   Interview January 3, 2013 by Elliot Sharp: Lee Ranaldo is best […]

Pop Matters Interview March 2012
Pop Matters Interview March 2012

this interview can be found online HERE POP MATTERS In My Own Space: A Conversation with Lee Ranaldo By Robert Alford March 28, 2012 For over 30 years, Sonic Youth has been at the forefront of independent rock music, perfecting their singular vision of sprawling, experimental noisescapes channeled through the unlikely medium of popular song. […]

LR Interview – Magenta Magazine Oct 2011
LR Interview - Magenta Magazine Oct 2011

Here’s a recent conversation between Toronto artist/curator Dave Dyment and myself while Leah and I were up in Toronto presenting Contre Jour. http://www.magentamagazine.com/8/features/lee-ranaldo New York Noise: Sonic Youth’s Lee Ranaldo creates art that strikes a chord 10/27/2011 Fans of alternative rock and experimental music probably need no introduction to Lee Ranaldo, who, as co-founder of […]

I-View: The Gilt Man Interview 2010
I-View: The Gilt Man Interview 2010

THE GILT MAN Q&A: LEE RANALDO OF SONIC YOUTH The experimentalist guitar god on the first axe he ever owned, the records that changed his life, and the vintage guitar sale he curated for Gilt MAN. -By Andy Comer, Friday April 22nd, 2011 at 11:39 am RANALDO ONSTAGE IN THE LATE-’90S. For those of us […]

I-View: Review & Corregie 2000
I-View: Review & Corregie 2000

LEE RANALDO Interview Review & Corregie (France) 11/12/1999—1/2000 – APART FROM SONIC YOUTH, WHO PROBABLY DON’T HAVE TO BE INTRODUCED ANYMORE, WHAT WERE YOUR FRIST MUSICAL EXPERIENCES ? YOUR FIRST MUSICAL MEMORIES ? I grew up in a musical environment, my mother a pianist, and so there was always music and singing in my house […]

I-View: Sean Casey Interview 1998
I-View: Sean Casey Interview 1998

Questions fr Sean_Casey@Brown.edu – First off, an update: what’s been keeping you busy of recent? 1. AMARILLO RAMP (for Robert Smithson). solo guitar, etc. Released by Starlight Furniture, USA. Jan 1998. 2. CLOUDS–VICTORIAVILLE CONCERT, MAY 1997. CD. Victo, Dec 1997. Live Victoriaville festival concert also featuring William Hooker, Jim O’Rourke and Gianni Gebbia. 3. SYR3. […]

I-View: Geoffrey Sparks Interview 1998
I-View: Geoffrey Sparks Interview 1998

I-view w Geoffrey Sparks 4/98 sparks@ac.grin.edu the Creature–Grinnell College, Grinnell, IA. 1. With the new album coming out, why did you guys decide to release four instrumental ep’s? Are they more along the lines of session out takes, or was their any sort of goal in mind when you guys where playing? Not session outtakes, […]

I-View: Beat Generation Questions 1998
I-View: Beat Generation Questions 1998

Beat Generation Questions from Steve Appleford August 4 1998 What influence have the Beats had on you and/or Sonic Youth? Ever since reading On The Road in 74, just out of college and on my first road trip, NY–>California, at the time, the ‘Beat’ writers have had a strong influence on me. I just loved […]

I-View: Expressiveness: Cryptic Swedish 1996
I-View:  Expressiveness: Cryptic Swedish 1996

Subj: Expressiveness Date: Tue, Mar 12, 1996 7:08 AM EST From: sangild@dorit.ihi.ku.dk X-From: (Torben Sangild) To: (Lee Ranaldo) This is the Danish thesis guy again, puzzling with some questions about expressiveness and subjectivity. You are generally quite expressive, energetic, ecstatic in much of your music. Anger, fear, frustration goes through a lot of it, mainly […]

I-View: Sounds of Suburbia Magazine 1995
I-View: Sounds of Suburbia Magazine 1995

Questions from Johan Jacobsson Sounds of Suburbia. 19 March 1995 First I’ll ask you about some of your projects. Could you tell me about the shows you did with Michael Morley? How did that come about? Will you do more shows together or realese a record? The shows with Michael Morley came about throught the […]