The Studio as an Instrument: Moritz von Oswald in conversation

Moritz von Oswald in conversation with Philip Sherburne

Moritz von Oswald’s stature in the world of electronic music is hard to overestimate. As the co-founder (with Mark Ernestus) of the legendary Basic Channel label and through his work under the Maurizio and Rhythm & Sound monikers, he essentially created dub techno as a distinct entity and established a template for deep, immersive sound that producers continue to aspire to. In recent years, his love of collaboration has seen him working with Nigerian drummer Tony Allen, Norwegian trumpet player Nils Petter Molvær and Detroit producers Carl Craig and Juan Atkins.

In conversation with noted music journalist Philip Sherburne, Moritz von Oswald will discuss how his practice and artistry have evolved over time – as well as what has remained constant throughout. Topics are likely to include the influence of jazz, classical and non-Western idioms on his music, his interest in combining live instrumentation with electronics and of course, the idea that’s at the heart of dub, techno and many other forms of music: the studio as an instrument.