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An interview with Ben Grayson: From digital sampling and appropriation to remixing and the affordances of technology

Issue: Vol 19 No. 2 (2018)

Journal: Perfect Beat

Subject Areas: Popular Music

DOI: 10.1558/prbt.36226


In this Riff article, Gene Shill speaks to Australian musician Ben Grayson, the founding member of The Bamboos and internationally acclaimed session keyboardist and electronic music producer. The conversation covers crate digging, sampling, ownership, authorship, musicianship, approaches to creating electronic music and how the affordances of technology assist the creative process.

Author: Gene Shill

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