Zweikommasieben is an independent Swiss magazine that has been dedicated to the documentation of contemporary music and sounds since the summer of 2011.
The magazine features interviews with artists, essays and columns, as well as photography, illustration and graphics.
In addition, Zweikommasieben curates and organizes a variety of events, for example Ebbing Sounds, a symposium that was initially held in the summer of 2018 in San Francisco or the biennial Oto Nove Swiss festival based in London.
Dimensions: 24x17 cm
Number of pages: 160
Language: English and German
The 24th issue of Zweikommasieben focuses on an aspect of experimental electronic music that may be quite obvious. However, this aspect is integral to the kind of insightful perspective adopted in the pages of this magazine: bringing anything to life is usually a collective effort. Our world and its culture thrive on collaboration, whether it's the artists or the number of people involved to get a publication.
Given the abundance of collaborations, a deeper dive into their internal structures is justified. For example, a recent Phillip Jondo EP, which includes Maxwell Sterling and DJ Plead, clearly points to these collaborations as such. However, the details of how this three-way constellation developed into shared practice are not so obvious.
This issue of Zweikommasieben wants to reveal precisely these details. Despite being a common practice in the scene, the modus operandi of collaboration is far from clear or predetermined. : 3LON explains in an interview that they often rely on intuition when choosing how to work with others instead of deliberately weighing interests. Swiss-Congolese producer Soraya Lutangu Bonaventure goes one step further by questioning the differentiation between solo and collaborative efforts: "Everything I share as a 'solo project' has never really experienced it as such," she explains.
- Interview with Soraya Lutangu Bonaventure & Bobby Kolade, Milyma, Yegorka,: 3lON, Phillip Jondo, Maxwell Sterling & DJ Plead
- portrait on Nazar
- saggio Sound Archives and Rave Variants
-rubriche: Soundtexte (poetry), “Art Review” (art review), and Formations (photography)
- contributions by Elbis Rever and Martina Lussi