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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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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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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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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PublisherTriple Canopy2020
“We were not Kraftwerk. Kraftwerk had deep pockets.” A mix that presents techno as an embodied aural history of Black life in America (and not as psychedelic delirium); a response to “Rave,” an excerpt of the English translation of the German author and playwright Rainald Goetz’s eponymous novel. With artwork by Abdul Qadim Haqq.
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PublisherTriple Canopy2020
A composition for a high-resolution player piano, with live accompaniment; an essay on performances without performers, from medieval musical automata to an instrument that captures the “soulfulness” of a virtuoso.
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PublisherUrbanomic2020
What’s it like to be a second-class citizen in the land of pop? In this essay, originally published in Audimat 4 (2015), Agnès Gayraud, author of Dialectic of Pop, who as francophone songwriter-performer La Féline has just released her third album Vie Future, asks why English remains the unchallenged native language of pop, and how a ‘minority’ language can possibly make its mark on pop as a musical art form.
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PublisherUrbanomic2020
In this recording of the November 2019 launch event for Agnès Gayraud’s Dialectic of Pop, Robin Mackay and the author discuss the major themes of the book.

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