Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Monday, September 18, 2017
Article on parallels between computer games and Fluxus-related game pieces.
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'.