Sampling Stories Vol. 7: Katie Gately

Liechti, Hannes (5 May 2017). Sampling Stories Vol. 7: Katie Gately. Norient - Network for Local and Global Sounds and Media Culture

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Sampling has always been a strategy to deal with the past. It allows musicians to overlay different layers of time to bring them into coexistence and to create, thereby, what Simon Reynolds has called «a time warping pseudo event – something that could never possibly have happened». It is no surprise then that many producers process well known sounds from their own biographies, from childhood in particular. This could include music, or even snippets from pop culture such as movies, advertisement, video games, and so on. The American avant-garde pop musician Katie Gately adds another bullet to this list. In her tracks she samples familiar, sometimes scary sounds and noises from the everyday that are deeply connected to her childhood memory. Below, Gately sheds light on what I would call a psychological approach to sampling.

Item Type:

Newspaper or Magazine Article


06 Faculty of Humanities > Department of Art and Cultural Studies > Institute of Musicology

Graduate School:

Graduate School of the Arts (GSA)

UniBE Contributor:

Liechti, Hannes


700 Arts > 780 Music


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Hannes Liechti

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13 Dec 2017 09:21

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13 Dec 2017 09:21


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