Interstitial Arts is excited to bring you this interview with composer/performer Bobby Previte. Bobby has worked with for/with creators as diverse as John Adams, Terry Adams, Robert Altman, Johnny Copeland, Lejaren Hiller, Charlie Hunter, Lenny Kaye, John Lurie, Sonny Sharrock, Michael Tilson-Thomas, Tom Waits, Victoria Williams, and possibly Iggy Pop (though he can’t quite remember that.) He has recorded on Sony, Nonesuch, Palmetto, Gramavision, Enja, Thirsty Ear, New World, Ropeadope, Veal, Spacebone, and received the Guggenheim Fellowship. He’s in the midst of creating a recording of his highly interstitial work Terminals, and took a few minutes to speak with IAF Board member Deborah Atherton about it.
1) Can you introduce yourself and give us a little background on who you are and what you do?
I am a performer/composer. My “instrument” is the trap drums. I’ve been performing since the age of 13. I got my start [...]