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Composing Listening / Volume 1 (Book)

Label: Shelter Press

Format: Book

Genre: Sound Art

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Shelter Press and INA GRM join forces for the first in a new series of annual publications focused on music theory and thinking covering a wide spectrum of ideas. The first volume features articles written by Félicia Atkinson, François Bayle, François J. Bonnet, Drew Daniel, Brunhild Ferrari, Beatriz Ferreyra, Stephen O’Malley, Jim O’Rourke, Eliane Radigue, Régis Renouard Larivière, Espen Sommer Eide, Daniel Teruggi and Chris Watson…  "This book has been conceived as both a prism and a manual. Following the “traditional” arc of electroacoustic composition (listen—record—compose—deploy—feel), each of the contributions collected together here focuses in on a personal aspect, a fragment of that thrilling territory that is sonic and musical experimentation.  Although the term “experimental music” may now have be understood as referring to a genre, or even a particular style, we ought to hold on to the original use of this term, which was based more on an approach than on any particular aesthetic line to be followed. The experimental is first and foremost a spirit, the spirit of the exploration of unknown territories, a spirit of invention which sees musical composition more as a voyage into uncertain territories than as a self-assured approach working safe within the bosom of fully mapped out and recognized lands.

Cat. number: 978-2-36582-031-8
Year: 2019
Miri board, thread-sewn softcover edition, 228 pages, 135 x 200 cm, edition of 1250. In English and French

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