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9/11 and the Arts – “The Residents” Reflect

Over the past few weeks I have been looking for various perspectives looking back on the September 11th attacks from the community and the arts.

The Residents are a multi-media music/art group that has been around nearly 40 years. During that time, no one has learned their identity. It’s part of their idea – that the art is more important than the personalities making it.

So, I offer you this interview with Hardy Fox of the Cryptic Corporation. Cryptic is the management company which handles the Residents.

Fox spoke to me via Skype about the Residents, the group’s 2002 album “Demons Dance Alone” – which was created in the aftermath of the September 11th attacks, and about how artists could/do use the events and aftermath ten years on from that day.

“Life Would Be Wonderful” from "Demons Dance Alone"

For more on the Residents: www.residents.com

See all of our 9/11 special coverage and share your stories and insights on the topic at wdet.org/remembering911.