Dubmorphology

Dubmorphology

Dubmorphology   DUBMORPHOLOGY Interview Pervaiz Khan: How did you end up working together? Gary Stewart: I enjoy Trevor’s thirst for creative adventure and exploration. What I liked about him when I first met him was his inclination not to use any (musical) beats. It was fascinating and ethereal; a montage, a bricolage of audioscapes.I think he should embrace it even more. It was absolutely mesmerising and still is. Trevor Mathison: I really like Gary’s way of working, he makes it easier for me to do what I like doing, we have a complimentary practice. GS: There’s a on-going and energising critical engagement between us. Trevor does not like everything I do. But I respect him, he makes it a safe environment. So if I say “Do you want to slow that down a bit or do you want to add something in a different way” he accommodates it. There aren’t many people you can safely do that with. Ani (Dr Das, ADF – Asian Dub Foundation) is the only other person I feel can do that with. TM: Gary introduces me to new ideas “Check this or have you heard this” opening new avenues, expanding my worldview. GS: We’ve been working together for eleven years, but I have been a fan since Signs of Empire (1982-84 Black Audi Film Collective). TM: We met in Birmingham 1989 and then again in Islington (North London). GS: Oh yeh at the rave at Union Chapel (North London). TM: And then in 1993 at ARTEC (Arts Technology Centre) in Islington. I was amazed you could make cd’s there. Mad sessions of making Cd’s,...