Beyond Sound →
Last week I dropped in on a panel discussion on “Scientific and technological mediations in 21st century art music” at the University of Toronto new music festival “Beyond Sound”. The first thing that struck me about the session was how thinly attended it was (I guess Music students don’t really have the time to talk about “Art Music” in this economy); the 2nd thing...
The Art of Maturity
22 year Francesca Woodman threw herself off a building, partly because nobody cared about her art as much as she would have liked them to? Watching a PBS documentary about her family (“The Woodmans”) it struck me how immature the artist was despite the praises of maturity for her art. Doesn’t art exist regardless of how the world outside the artist feels about it? Did Francesca...
Tom Verlaine’s very excellent 2nd album still impresses…what post-Hendrix guitar playing should sound like.
There is something freeing about getting rid of Hardware, when one piece of equipment can do most of it. De-clutter your studio…de-clutter your mind!
I’ve been enjoying David Keenan’s great history of Coil/Nurse With Wound/ Current 93 and the rest of the British underground in “England’s Hidden Reverse”…I highly recommend it if you can score a copy under $300! (thanks U OF T Music Library)