Rules Of Reduction: Interview with Jim O'Rourke
Jim O'Rourke
Andy Battaglia~The Captain Beefheart Radar Station
Q: You’ve taken on many different roles in and around music – composer, songwriter, session player, producer, engineer, remixer and archivist. Do those roles mean different things to you?
O’Rourke: I don’t think they’re different at all. It’s all just necessary. I guess it’s because I don’t really think of myself as a musician. Being a musician just seems so self-reflexive. It’s like turning a mirror back on yourself, and that doesn’t appeal to me very much. So, actually playing music is probably what I do the least.
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