New CDs: Sia, Braid, Dirty Heads, Manic Street Preachers, Chicago July 7, 2014 4:00 p.m.
Chicks on Speed, “Artstravaganza” (Chicks on Speed). Globally known art-world Chicks apply dada methods to this part of “Scream,” a multimedia spectacle and collaboration with many other artists, including Yoko Ono and Julian Assange.
Logan Lynn: Thanks for chatting with me today, you two! You have Yoko Ono and Julian Assange as two of the many diverse collaborators on your new record. How does this blend of activists, musicians, producers, artists and royalty work together to create?
Alex Murray-Leslie: There’s a mutual appreciation between all of us on the level of risk-taking and experimentation into new unknown areas of both creative / political territories. We wanted to harness this radical creative energy of our collaborators in these multidisciplinary mediums — inside an audio visual explosion, reflected in the formats of the traditional analogue album and digitally in the series of public musical instrument APP’s.