Jarboe, aka The Living Jarboe was born Jarboe La Salle Devereaux in New Orleans, Louisiana, she is one of the founding members of the legendary New York “no wave” band Swans. She left Swans in the mid-1990s and continued as a revered solo artist, and an artist in all ways.
A classically trained vocalist and organist, her vocal style ranges from ethereal to folk, opera to experimental, with sound as diverse as an industrial wall of sound to quietly minimalistic, she has appeared on literally dozens of releases and continues a prolific career.
I remember seeing Swans live in Chicago in the early 1990s, and Jarboe’s voice and her mannerisms were angelic, she seemed more than human. ~ Amy B.
What is underground art?
Mmmm. In some definitions, it could be art that has no corporate backing or exploitation.
But… I have no idea.
Are there rules or a set of ethics to the underground
What is selling out?
Can underground go above ground and still be underground?
Sure. Why not?
Have you ever sold out?
That is for an observer to judge? Maybe I don’t think in those terms…
Is it possible to steal an idea?
first there must be an agreement of the definition of steal ? all artists have done so depending on the level of impression from the beginning of time – and whether they knew it or not….it is the nature of art.
Your biggest artistic regret.
Your biggest artistic inspiration.
What is dangerous art?
an individual’s reaction.
Bonus question… Nature or nurture?