Vincent Como

Who are you?

Vincent Como. Blacksmith.

What kind of music do you listen to when you work?

It often depends on the day, my mood, and what I need to accomplish. I particularly enjoy black metal and contemporary or atonal classical compositions because they can both be very dissonant, but I could potentially listen to anything from Blut aus Nord and Furze, to the Smiths and David Bowie, or Ornette Coleman, Chopin, Leonard Cohen, or Gyorgy Ligeti. Whatever I choose, it is usually listened to in-depth, several albums or even a full discography. Never random/shuffled.

What inspires you?

Anything that is executed incredibly well, that pushes the scope or challenges the logic of its medium and/or expectations. Something that lingers in the back of your head and keeps you questioning. Dark Matter. The eventual heat death of the universe.

What themes do you pursue?

Obviously I'm interested in Black, both as subject and medium. Through black I am interested in exploring ideas about Modernity and the perfection or failure of an ideal. I'm interested in human consciousness, psychology and belief, ritual, negation.

Name some of your favorite artists.

Wrnlrd, Mike Nelson, Virginia Overton, Stephen Colbert, Jannis Kounnelis, Galina Ustvolskaya, Richard Serra, Stanley Kubrick.