Meeting the Music Makers

Between 1975 and 1984, Symbiosis producer Clive Williamson worked as a radio journalist and carried out over sixty interviews with musicians, producers and designers from the world of rock, pop and jazz. Many of the interviews were broadcast on programmes such as Newsbeat and Rock On (BBC Radio 1); popular music programmes on the World Service; Capital Radio; and on Radio London. Clive’s unique spoken archive includes influential figures including Paul Simon, Pete Townsend, Peter Gabriel, Mike Oldfield and Phil Collins, as well as rare conversations with musical geniuses like Jaco Pastorius and Frank Zappa.


The first of Clive Williamson’s interviews to be published in book form is:

Brian Eno… from Bowie to Ambient

Three fascinating interviews with Brian Eno from 1977-84, revealing his methods of working solo; collaborations with David Bowie (Low & Heroes) and David Byrne (My Life in the Bush of Ghosts); and producing Talking Heads (Fear of Music). He also discusses creating Ambient music; his Art Installations; and his ideas on video. (Formats: A5 Zine, 60 Pages; PDF Download, 53 pages. Publisher: Symbiosis Music. Book by Clive Williamson.)

FREE BONUS CONTENT: Comes with QR Code giving unique access to listen free to a stream of Interview 1 (1977) re: Bowie, Another Green World and Before and after Science.

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Daevid Allen – Origins and leaving GONG

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Clive Williamson’s interviews include:
Peter Gabriel, Phil Collins, Steve Hackett, Paul Simon, Frank Zappa, Jaco Pastorius, Brian Eno, Robert Fripp, Mike Oldfield, Bill Bruford, Robert Wyatt, Pete Townshend, Kate Bush, Ian Dury, Daevid Allen & Steve Hillage (Gong), Todd Rundgren, Joe Zawinul, Kevin Godley & Lol Creme, John Miles, Viv Stanshall, Julie Felix, Judy Tzuke, Jane Aire, guitarist John Williams, poets Linton Kwesi Johnson and John Cooper Clarke, Lady June, Glen Velez, Adrian Belew, Wendy Carlos and Bob Moog.
Members of: Blondie (with Debbie Harry & Chris Stein), The Human League (including Phil Oakey), Roxy Music (including Brian Ferry, Phil Manzanera & Andy McKay), Soft Machine (Mike Ratledge), Can (Michael Karoli), Tangerine Dream (Edgar Froese), Brand X (Percy Jones, Robin Lumley), Magazine, The Gang of Four, XTC, Heaven 17, UK (Eddie Jobson and John Wetton), Scritti Politti (Green), Hatfield and the North (Dave Stewart), Cabaret Voltaire, Pigbag, Spirit (Ed Cassidy), Van Halen, Blue Oyster Cult and Talking Heads (David Byrne). Artists, Designers and Photographers: Roger Dean, Storm Thorgerson and Aubrey Powell (‘Po’) of Hipgnosis, Chris Foss, Pennie Smith and Kim Poor; and jazz musicians Freddie Hubbard, Victor Feldman, Bobby Wellins, Pepper Adams, Dick Morrisey and Herbie Mann.