Music

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PublisherThe Funambulist2020
Jazz Against Apartheid (Talk + DJ Mix) Atiyyah Khan is a journalist, researcher, selector, crate-digger, event organiser and archivist from Johannesburg, based in Cape Town. She currently freelances as an arts journalist, documenting visual arts, theatre, music, film and other forms of culture in South Africa. Atiyyah is also the co-founder of music collective Future Nostalgia, which hosts listening session around Cape Town celebrating the culture of records. As DJ El Corazon, her sets explore music beyond boundaries forming connections that link the global south to the rest of the world in order to evoke curiosity in the possibility of sound. ...
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PublisherOnCurating.org2020
What are the roles of the curator in the music field, and how does the work materialize? What kind of practices are involved? Defragmentation – Curating Contemporary Music was a project that attempted to highlight some of the problems and urgent questions that we find in today’s contemporary music scene. Within the frame of ideas around gender, diversity, decolonization and technology, Defragmentation looked at – and tried to understand – structures in various institutions of contemporary music. The ambition was to investigate how the urgent sense of fragmentation and disconnection that exists in the public sphere at the moment is materialized ...
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PublisherRepeater Books2018
In Dead Precedents, Roy Christopher traces the story of how hip-hop invented the twenty-first century. Emerging alongside cyberpunk in the 1980s, the hallmarks of hip-hop — allusion, self-reference, the use of new technologies, sampling, the cutting and splicing of language and sound — would come to define the culture of the new millennium. Taking in the ground-breaking work of DJs and MCs, alongside writers like Dick and Gibson, as well as graffiti and DIY culture, Dead Precedents is a counter-cultural history of the twenty-first century, showcasing hip-hop’s role in the creation of the world in which we now live.
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PublisherOnCurating.org2020
Even before the current pandemic, contemporary music existed in a state of crisis. Its structures and institutions struggle to support any minority, let alone artistic practices outside of a narrow Western European style, meaning fundamental change is inexorable if this field is to remain societally relevant. With this issue of OnCurating journal, the curatorial collective GRiNM (Gender Relations in New Music) gathers texts based on its 2019 conference at the Zurich University of the Arts that explore practical and theoretical approaches to opening and diversifying the field. Our intention with this issue is to articulate these voices as central to ...
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PublisherSocial Discipline2020
En este episodio contamos con el lujo de estar acompañados por la leyenda viva del arte de acción en el estado español: Esther Ferrer. Conversamos acerca de su visión del anarquismo, Max Stirner, los encuentros de Pamplona, paseos covidianos furtivos… y todo con el regalo adicional de una serie de piezas sonoras de Esther(de nada fácil acceso), que muy generosamente ha compartido para su difusión en este podcast. La propia Esther os deja unas palabras de cada una de estas obras (por orden de reproducción): Suspiros de España – 1981 Es una obra que realice para un disco que un editor italiano ...
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PublisherTriple Canopy2020
“The sound of being together—or of being packed together, forced together.” An essay on Tina Turner and segregation, the power of the Top 40 and the prospect of being heard without being controlled.
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Medium Rotation presents conversations and sonic experiences that probe the conditions (and counter the received ideas) of our time, among other times. Each season of the podcast is animated by the concerns of an issue of the magazine, which are addressed by artists, writers, and scholars. The first season, Omniaudience, asks how we understand ourselves and others through listening—and what the obstacles to listening reveal about our society. Omniaudience also testifies to the power we exercise as listeners to act in concert with each other, and to amplify voices that might not otherwise be heard. The first season of Medium Rotation ...
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PublisherNew Models2021
Before there was Instagram, there was Mark Hunter, AKA, THE COBRA SNAKE, who made his name photographing the alt party scene of the ‘00s and relaying this coverage to his blog before people’s hangovers could even hit. In turn, thecobrasnake.com, along with American Apparel and Vice, became canon for high hipsterdom. For older Millens, it also came to represent an era when signs, language, and social protocol operated quite differently than they do in the ‘20s. With Mark now making a book from his early-Y2Ks archive—Cobrasnake: All Yesterday’s Parties (forthcoming from Rizzoli in 2022)—New Models chatted with him about his ...
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PublisherLateral Addition2021
Song & Transcription with References 7:47 To decide what to write is a problem of a different order Part 1: SORT IT ALL OUT AND END UP WITH A SICK OBJECTIVITY Here’s another tableau of intimacy that won’t respond to questions. (LEPSELTER 2004) I found myself particularly moved by this video clip; it was silent (likely by some encoding error) but I think that the silence moved me further. (SHESHADRI 2020) Empathy is rough. (UNATTRIBUTABLE 2008) Remember When is the lowest form of conversation. (SOPRANO 2006) I feel ...
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PublisherSocial Discipline2020
Deep fried new pod with Covid survivor Martti Kalliala, co-founder of nemesis.global and 1/2 of Amnesia Scanner. He told us about his descent into the spiky fuzz-ball world and we discuss two of Nemesis’s most recent memos: The Umami Theory of Value and their GPT-3-laden: The DOOM! Report.
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PublisherLateral Addition2021
Like many musicians, I have been particularly interested in the music recording medium and its relationship to live performance. In its history, the format shifted from a document of an actual event (ie. a ‘record’) into an idealized construction. Through the usage of various reverbs and spatialization, producers construct an artificial sound stage. Like the films of Georges Méliès, the medium places the listener in an idealized position, front and center before the theatrical stage, without the interference of other audience members, environmental sounds, or any hint of the quotidian function of music. Even in the ‘live recording’ (now a necessary ...
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PublisherTriple Canopy2020
Tempo regulation, helium speech, and “information overload.” A history of time stretching, from avant-garde composers with fantasies of control to blind people who sought to read at their own speed.

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