Lee Ranaldo

Composer / Member of Sonic Youth

Lee Ranaldo is a composer, visual artist, writer, and founding member of the New York City group Sonic Youth, who continue to record new music and tour the world on a regular basis. Their most recent record, The Eternal, was relased in June 2009 on Matador Records. His visual and sound works have been shown at galleries and museums around the world.

His most recent solo recording is We'll Know Where When We Get There, in collaboration with partner Leah Singer. Against Refusing, a book of poems based on internet spam, will be published by Waterrow Press in 2010. His visual work will be on view in the show Sonic Youth, etc.: Sensational Fix, which opens at the Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo, Madrid on January 28, 2010, and at Hogar Collection in Williamsburg, opening January 15/16, 2010.

Lee Ranaldo appears in the following:

Eight Days of Steve: Lee Ranaldo

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Steve Reich’s music first came to my attention during my university years in the mid '70s. I was beginning to find my own way into a life in music and art, and the power and innovation in his early works—the amplified Pendulum Music (perhaps the first formal use of amplified feedback in a composition), tape pieces such as Come Out and It’s Gonna Rain, the encyclopedic Drumming, and the mind-blowing Four Organs provided huge inspiration.

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