The Value of Musical Process: Lloyd Swanton

Evolving a musical concept based on process rather than completion is how Australian trio, The Necks evolved their unique style. In this excerpt from an interview with The Strand’s Andy Hamilton, Lloyd Swanton, who has played bass with the group since its beginning, talks about the thought process that went into forming the non-idiomatic Free Music ensemble in the 1980s with keyboardist Chris Abrahams and percussionist Tony Buck. Further details demand a download, but the link includes a 48-minute video of The Necks in concert.