Jon Hassell

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Jon Hassell: radical musician who studied with Stockhausen and worked with Eno
The influential experimental US composer ‘celebrated and dignified’ his ‘fourth world’ sources and contributed to albums by Brian Eno and Talking Heads

Alexis Petridis

27, Jun, 2021 @6:51 PM

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Jon Hassell, avant garde US composer, dies aged 84
Family and fellow musicians pay tribute to inventor of influential ‘fourth world’ musical aesthetic

Laura Snapes

27, Jun, 2021 @12:13 PM

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Jon Hassell, music's great globetrotter: 'Be more aware of the rest of the world!'
The 83-year-old is heralded by everyone from Bono to Basquiat for his ‘fourth world’ vision for music – and pop has caught up with him

Alexis Petridis

28, Jul, 2020 @9:30 AM

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Contemporary album of the month – Jon Hassell: Listening to Pictures (Pentimento Volume I)
Hassell’s ‘fourth world’ fusion of hi-tech minimalism with world rhythms proves the 81-year-old is still experimental after all these years

John Lewis

25, May, 2018 @7:30 AM

Brian Eno on Jon Hassell's influence on his work
Brian Eno: Hassell's Vernal Equinox fascinated me. It was a dreamy, strange, meditative music that was inflected by Indian, African and South American music, but also seemed located in the lineage of tonal minimalism. It was a music I felt I'd been waiting for.

Brian Eno

09, Nov, 2007 @11:49 PM

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