Robert Nunnally, in the fourth episode of his podcast, has interviewed David Nemeth, a prolific annotator/commenter in the more exploratory realms of Creative Commons music. Nemeth’s actsofsilence.com is a must-read for reviews of new releases, and the site is a key resource thanks to its massive directory of netlabels, over 500 as of its most recent update. Nemeth also runs theeasypace.com, which is, despite its title, a more rapidly paced survey of recent releases.
Following a brief introduction, during which Nunnally talks about the increasing role of Creative Commons licenses in film, Nemeth speaks at length about his own self-education about electronic music, the benefits and challenges of the approach, and a variety of other related topics. The interview was accomplished in an unusual manner. It isn’t a conversation recorded live. It is Nemeth recording himself responding to written questions he received from Nunnally. The absence of Nunnally’s questions suggests the structure of an Errol Morris documentary. And there is an interesting transition each time a new segment of the Q&A begins, because the background sound can be heard to shift. The result brings to mind short black-screen title cards in a feature-length film: