Open for Investigation: An interview with Stephen Mallinder

Loydell, Rupert (2017) Open for Investigation: An interview with Stephen Mallinder. Punk & Post-Punk, Spring 2018. ISSN 20441983 (Submitted)

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Abstract / Summary

Stephen Mallinder is regarded as one of the key influences on contemporary electronic and popular music culture.

The group’s first release, Extended Play in 1978, represented the first domestic release for Rough Trade Records, the UK's foremost independent label, and was followed by the band contributing to A Factory Sampler, the debut release for the seminal British record label, Factory Records (Various Artists, 1978). The group went on to make over 30 albums for labels including Virgin and EMI, and has recently reissued a series of box sets though Mute Records, all to critical acclaim.

Stephen has recorded and toured extensively in Europe, USA, Japan and Australia and continues to record and play, currently recording and touring as Wrangler, and with recent releases under the names Hey Rube and Kula, Cobby & Mallinder.

He has collaborated with a host of artists and musicians including Afrika Bambaataa, Marshall Jefferson, Adrian Sherwood,has also worked with poet John Giorno and with William Burroughs at the Final Academy in the 1980s. He has also established a number of production companies, record and video labels including: Doublevision; Plastex; and Off World Sounds (Australia). His works have been performed at Tate Modern (Turbines) and the Barbican Centre.

He has worked as extensively as a journalist and broadcaster covering both electronic music and popular culture, and as an academic who has published a number of peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters. He holds a PhD in popular culture, and is currently at the University of Brighton teaching on various arts and humanities courses and managing projects in the arts. In addition he does key notes, panels and guest lectures at a number of universities in the UK and conferences around the world.

Item Type: Article
ISSN: 20441983
Subjects: Writing & Journalism > Creative Writing
Music > Digital Music
Arts > Graphic Arts
Music
Music > Popular Music
Music > Sound Art
Courses by Department: The School of Writing & Journalism > English & Writing
Depositing User: Rupert Loydell
Date Deposited: 23 Nov 2017 15:58
Last Modified: 23 Nov 2017 15:58
URI: http://repository.falmouth.ac.uk/id/eprint/2738

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