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Noise music is for the children: The Shoreditch Experimental Music School, 1969

My education in experimental music came in my college years. Between volunteering at the campus radio station and living in a cheap apartment building in a neighborhood that had historically been a freak magnet, I hooked up with a cadre of students from a nearby music school who were into the weird stuff, and were cool enough not just to …

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Jean Claude Risset | Mutations (1969)

Jean-Claude Risset, who reimagined digital synthesis, has died Peter Kirn — November 22, 2016 We’re in a strange time, as we big farewell to a great generation of pioneers of electronic music. French composer Jean-Claude Risset’s work can still tickle our perception and challenge what’s possible. He helped expand the frontiers of what digital synthesis can do for our ears, and brought …

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Pietro Grossi | Concerto on GE-115 Computer 1967

Dopo il diploma in violoncello al Conservatorio di Bologna nel 1936 vince il concorso per il posto di primo violoncello nell’orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino dove rimarrà fino al 1966. Nel 1941 si diploma in composizione e scrive le prime composizioni per orchestra e musica da camera. Nel 1956 vince il concorso per la cattedra di violoncello presso il conservatorio …

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Pierre Schaeffer | Études de bruits (1948)

History of Electroacoustic MusicPierre Schaeffer (1910-1995) was a graduate of the Paris Ecole Polytechnique, after which he went to work for Radiodiffusion Francaise (RF) as an engineer and broadcaster. In 1942, during the Nazi occupation, he convinced the RF to make him project director of research into a science of musical acoustics. He was able to use the station’s turntables, disc …

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Philip Jeck | Vinyl Coda II

Artist Biography by John Bush In territory similar to Christian Marclay and David Shea, Philip Jeck is an English avant-garde turntablist, plunderphonic sample terrorist, and performance artist whose most famous installation, Vinyl Requiem, included no less than 180 turntables. After studying the visual arts at Dartington College in Devon, Jeck began a performance career that found him at art galleries as well as warehouse parties, where he emulated …

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The Living Theatre | Paradise Now: The Living Theatre in Amerika

“Life, revolution and theater are three words for the same thing: an unconditional NO to the present society.” – Julian Beck (Living Theatre) “Paradise Now … more relevant now because we’re closer to now than we ever have been.” – Hanon Reznikov (Living Theatre) Arthur Magazine proudly presents PARADISE NOW: The Living Theatre in Amerika DVD — a fulminating art-meets-life installation brought …

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Nam June Paik | Hommage a John Cage

Compie i suoi studi di estetica, arte e musica a Tokyo dove si laurea con una tesi su Arnold Schönberg. Tra il 1958 e 1963 partecipa alle manifestazioni Fluxus a Düsseldorf, è in contatto con artisti come John Cage e Wolf Vostell. Partecipa ad una mostra considerata oggi la prima esposizione di video arte, dal titolo Exposition of Music – Electronic television (Wuppertal, 1963) dove si mescolano musica elettronica e immagine elettronica. Paik …

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Harry Partch | The Dreamer That Remains

Harry Partch (1901-1974) was an American composer, philosopher, inventor, instrument builder, and much more. Partch was born in Oakland, California, on June 24, 1901, and spent much of his early years in the American Southwest, where he was exposed to music and sound from a variety of cultures.  He enrolled at the University of Southern California to study composition, but …

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Maurizio Chiantone and Rasjid Cesar | Pollution 2016

A performance by: Maurizio Chiantone | Acousmatic Music – Rasjid Cesar | Butoh Dance – Festival EN CHAIR ET EN SON #2 | International meetings butoh dance and acousmatic music – Organised by AEA (Aventures Electro Acoustiques), – Motus compagnie musicale, Le Cube, Centre de création numérique. – Issy les Moulineaux – Paris, from 6th to 8th of october 2016. …

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