Counter Intelligence

2 Bridges Music Arts

60 minsFirst aired 14 Jul 2017
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Maxwell Schiano

Techno 12”s, field recordings, art books and more: Hear how a Chinatown mall storefront became New York’s most adventurous new record shop.

2 Bridges Music Arts is easy to miss. Occupying a tiny booth on the second floor of a mall built into the arches of the Manhattan Bridge, on the southeastern edRead more


East Village staple Good Records – one of New York’s best record shops – was started by Jonny Sklute, a close friend of 2 Bridges founder Simon Gabriel Greenberg, who remains closely connected to the shop.


Mars is generally accepted as the earliest No Wave band to form, although some classify the New York band as a bridge between New York punk and No Wave.


“Mask,” the 1988 Nuno Canavarro track from full-length Plux Quba was reissued on Drag City imprint Moikai in 1998 and again in 2015, after being discovered by German musician Christoph Heemann and shared with label head Jim O’Rourke and friends in 1991.


Get a better look inside the Chinatown mall booth that 2 Bridges Music Arts calls home.


British-Ghanaian mixed-media artist Larry Achiampong confronts his visual and aural narrative head on with a range of mixed media artworks, seen here at London’s Tate Modern.


Interview by Jordan Rothlein
Produced by Jeff Mao and Jordan Rothlein
Engineered by Tobias Jansen

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