Tuesday, November 26, 2013
- Several articles relating to Jeremy Kellock (AKA Jeremy Noone) of Company Caine, Sons of the Vegetal Mother, NIAGGRA and others
- Several review articles by Andrew McIntyre on avant garde music, including lengthy ones on Keith Humble.
Saturday, June 8, 2013
From John Whiteoak "Unorthodox adlibbers" Sounds Australian, no. 59 (2002), pp30-32: 'Probably the best-known unorthodox sound gestures are those of variety artists who perform novelty musical acts, musical clowns, buskers and such-like...Their work has often foreshadowed aspects of the instrumental music theatre of Syd Clayton, Keith Humble and other Australians of the 1960s and later...In the 1890s the "celebrated drum demon" Herr Schoot featured an act with twenty drums and other percussion devices, in which he depicted battles and other noisy or catastrophic events'.
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Virginia Anderson, ‘”Well, It’s a Vertabrate...”. Performer Choice in Cardew’s Treatise’, Jounal of Musicological Research vol. 25, no. 3, pp. 291-317.
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Jon Rose wins 2012 Don Banks Music Award, and speaks on experimental music in Australia in these choice quotes from an article in The Australian (21 March 2012, p.14):
Rose says the award recognises that experimental and exploratory music more than just exists in Australia but is fundamental to the health of all music and culture. “Without experimentation, there is no future for a home-grown culture with its own models, aesthetics and meaning”.
“In Aboriginal societies the most important person was the musician to carry on the oral history and make the connections...Everything had to exist in song, singing into existence the reality of the universe. Music (was) not a lifestyle option – ‘I might got to the opera tonight’ – it had to be done every day”.
Thursday, November 3, 2011
Landy advocates primarily a definition where innovation is the main characteristic of the music, above (but not necessarily excluding) all other factors. He also says 'innovation' needs to be distinguished from 'renewal'.
Sunday, September 18, 2011
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
"We've taken the filing cabinet as our model, rather than the museum, and our focus is on historical and rare material rather than recent developments. We've chosen to exclude contemporary work here not because it is less relevant, but because it already takes care of itself. Indeed, we hope to nourish living work with this collection, and we're open to suggestions about what would make such an archive useful. This initial installment will be augmented by further submissions and research, which we hereby solicit. Ideally, we'll make determination for inclusion by methods other than "like and dislike". We're looking for the gems of your research, the side-roads, the technical explanations that led to moments of clarity. We're trying to get the hoarders of inspiring miscellany to share the best of their libraries - personally "important" things photocopied to save them from disappearance."