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...Anyone at the first Can show, which took place in Cologne, would have witnessed the birth of a new age of avant-garde rock music. Having studied avant-garde classical music, Irmin Schmidt went to New York City in 1966, where he studied...
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...The composer, musician, and bandleader Wynton Marsalis became one of the foremost promoters of New Orleans jazz history in the late twentieth century. Born in New Orleans in 1961, Marsalis began performing at the age of six with Danny...
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...The Velvet Underground was a New York-based band, formed in 1964, who were pioneers of experimental rock between the periods of pacifism during the 1960s and chaos that fell out of the 1970s punk movement. Though the band has involved...
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...The jazz output of John Coltrane saw his innovative approach to post-bop forms evolve to express his own take on spirituality. Born in North Carolina in 1926, a series of family deaths in 1938 led him to relocate, with his mother...
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...When Ornette Coleman codified one stream of avant-garde jazz into the free-jazz movement, he let loose a new form of expression within the idiom. Born in Texas in 1930, Coleman performed in his high school band until improvisation led...

Brian Eno

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...One of the most prolific creative minds of the late twentieth century, Brian Eno and his music introduced many to the artistry of abstract music and visual art. Born in 1948 in Suffolk, England, Eno studied art and experimental music. He...

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Michael Hooper

Michael Hooper is Senior Lecturer in Music at the University of New South Wales, Australia, where from 2012 to 2015 he was an ARC Research Fellow. He is the author of The Music of David Lumsdaine (2012) and Roger Smalley on Music (2018). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Australian Music and Modernism, 1960–1975

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...This chapter explores some of the music that established Meale’s reputation when he was living in Sydney. It begins with Homage to Garcia Lorca (1964) and Las Alboradas (1966), and then considers music composed later in the 1960s: Clouds...

Introduction

Eldritch Priest

Eldritch Priest is Assistant Professor in the School for the Contemporary Arts at Simon Fraser University, Canada and writes on sonic culture, experimental aesthetics, and the philosophy of experience from a 'pataphysical perspective. He is the author of Boring Formless Nonsense: Experimental Music and the Aesthetics of Failure (2013) as well as numerous journal articles. Eldritch is also a composer. His works have been performed in Canada, the United States, Netherlands, and the United Kingdom. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Boring Formless Nonsense : Experimental Music and the Aesthetics of Failure

Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2013

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...A gamble Right off I’ll show you my cards: failure has no point. There won’t be any more fussing here over the way failure and success spiral around each other. Even though it can be amusing to occupy oneself with the semantic loop...

Inducing the Phantasmatic

Barbara Ellison

Barbara Ellison is an award-winning composer and artist whose creations have been presented internationally, including her latest 3-hour album, Cyber-Opera. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Thomas Bey William Bailey

Thomas Bey William Bailey is a recording artist and author of several books on sonic art, including To Hear the World with New Eyes: A Cultural History of the Synesthetic and Cross-Sensory Arts (2016). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sonic Phantoms : Composition with Auditory Phantasmatic Presence

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...Compositional Phantasmatic Strategies and Techniques In my personal compositional practice, I have used a variety of strategies and techniques to give rise to sonic phantoms and make them perceivable as an integral part of the compositions....

Is a Truck Passing by Music?

Ricciarda Belgiojoso

Ricciarda Belgiojoso is an architect and pianist. Adjunct Professor of Public Art and of Site Specific Public Art, she is the director of the Visual Arts and Communication Laboratory at the Faculty of Architecture and Society in Politecnico di Milano. Her work focuses on art, architecture, music and their intersections. Dr Belgiojoso is a member of LabSAT, center for Design of Space and Time of the City, Department of Architecture and Urban Planning in Politecnico di Milano, and is one of the two directors of Osservatorio Public Art, an interdisciplinary research center for Public Art. Head of the contemporary music department of Radio Classica, she has written several books including Costruire con i suoni (Franco Angeli 2009; Construire l’espace urbain avec les sons, l’Harmattan 2010) and Note d'autore. A tu per tu con i compositori d'oggi (Postmediabooks, 2013). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Constructing Urban Space with Sounds and Music

2014

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...This is one of the 32 questions posed by Cage in Communication, conference held in 1958 at Rutgers University, New Jersey, and in Darmstadt, for the Internationales Ferienkurse für Musik.I listen to the traffic. I live in the Sixth Avenue...