The Godlike Genius of Scott Walker
Scott Walker’s Bish Bosch Becoming Multimedia Show for Vivid Sydney Festival
By Jenn Pelly, Pitchfork on March 21, 2013 at 10:43 a.m.

From May 24 to June 10, Scott Walker’s impressively eccentric, asburd 2012 record Bish Bosch will be reinterpreted as a multimedia show at the Sydney Opera House for the Vivid Sydney festival. Titled Bish Bosch Ambisymphonic, it’s a collaboration between Walker and British mixed-media artists Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard.

Ambisymphonic will reimagine Walker’s Bish Bosch tracks “Pilgrim”, “Epizootics!”, “Tar”, and “Dimple”. According to a press release, the tracks have been “remixed and spatialised into an Ambisonic symphony… plunging the listener into near darkness and opening them up to an all-consuming sonic experience.” The show makes use of a geodesic dome with multidirectional speakers.

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I can drive a herd of cattle through the studio now and they wouldn’t blink an eye, you know. It’s like, with machetes, when I brought these machetes in, everyone really panicked. I don’t know what they were thinking, but I thought, “Well, of all the things we’ve done in the studio, why are you concerned about this?” We had to do it. I had to be able to get them out — the machetes out — that very day because it was worrying too many people, you know. So, these were big — we’re talking about things with blades that were, oh, I don’t know, three or four feet long — I mean, these were big.



— Scott Walker on machetes, never looking back on old records, and reaching the point of no return

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I can drive a herd of cattle through the studio now and they wouldn’t blink an eye, you know. It’s like, with machetes, when I brought these machetes in, everyone really panicked. I don’t know what they were thinking, but I thought, “Well, of all the things we’ve done in the studio, why are you concerned about this?” We had to do it. I had to be able to get them out — the machetes out — that very day because it was worrying too many people, you know. So, these were big — we’re talking about things with blades that were, oh, I don’t know, three or four feet long — I mean, these were big.

— Scott Walker on machetes, never looking back on old records, and reaching the point of no return

Interview by Kyle MacKinnel, Filter Magazine, 16 November 2012.

"Nearly a decade was taken away from me before Climate of Hunter, and quite rightly so for doing that. I should have kept my nose to the grindstone, but I lived in bad faith—that’s the best way to describe it. I can’t say I regret it so much now, because I’m making the records that I choose to make. Whether they’re any good is another thing, but at least I can make them now. So, better late than never.”