John Tilbury Interview

Source: The Wire.

Interviewing AMM pianist John Tilbury for The Wire in his house in Deal, Kent, I arrive with my list of questions scribbled in a notebook. I have an agenda, but it becomes clear that Tilbury has one, too. After submitting graciously to my questions for over an hour, Tilbury lunges towards a grainy, circular photograph, like a blow-up from an old family portrait. Propped up on an antique wooden desk, it shows a youngish man with a moustache, staring downwards with a bewildered, otherworldly expression.