Filed under book | Tags: · composition, music, music history, music theory
In this collection of 15 essays, Schoenberg talks about the relationship to the text, new and outmoded music, composition in twelve tones, entertaining through composing, the relationship of heart and mind in music, evaluation of music, and other topics.
Edited by Dika Newlin
Publisher Philosophical Library, New York, 1950
Review (Wilfrid Mellers, Encounter, 1976)Comment (0)
Filed under zine | Tags: · cassette culture, diy, mail art, music, sound
“The second edition of Staalzine is dedicated to fifty years of tapes. We offer the picture and the story that explain why tape had some importance in someone’s life at a given time.” (from the Editorial)
Publisher Staalplaat, Berlin, November 2013
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Filed under book | Tags: · art, light, media art, music, video, video art, visual music
This comprehensive monograph celebrates the visual art of renowned musician Brian Eno. Spanning more than 40 years, Brian Eno: Visual Music weaves a dialogue between Eno’s museum and gallery installations and his musical endeavors—all illustrated with never-before-published archival materials such as sketchbook pages, installation views, screenshots, and more. Steve Dietz, Brian Dillon, Roy Ascott, and William R. Wright contextualize Eno’s contribution to new media art, while Eno himself shares insights into his process. Every copy from the publisher includes a download code for a previously unreleased piece of music created by Eno, making this collection a requisite for fans and collectors.
By Christopher Scoates
Publisher Chronicle Books, San Francisco, 2013
ISBN 1452129487, 9781452129488
Brian Eno speaks about his visual work (video, 7 min)Comment (0)
Filed under journal | Tags: · art history, art theory, environment, field recording, installation art, music, music history, music theory, sound, sound art, sound design
The volume contains essays on environmental sound (both pastoral and urban), the spatial distribution of sound, technical innovations, as well as historical and critical contributions.
Contributions by Llorenç Barber, Rafael Liñan, Peter Batchelor, Marc Berghaus, Jane Grant, John Matthias, Mike Blow, Florian Grond, Adriana Olmos, Jeremy R. Cooperstock, Yolande Harris, Jessica Thompson, Edwin van der Heide, Emma Whittaker, Jos Mulder, Colin Wambsgans, Florian Hollerweger, David Monacchi, Rob van Rijswijk, Jeroen Strijbos, Yuan-Yi Fan, David Minnen, Jess Rowland, Jay Needham, Eric Leonardson, Ricardo Arias, Gascia Ouzounian, Simon Polson, Daniele Balit, Ethan Rose, Dugal McKinnon, Chuck Johnson and Daniel Wilson.
Edited by Nicolas Collins
Publisher MIT Press, 2013
Filed under book | Tags: · aesthetics, art, art history, art theory, beauty, body, cinema, dance, film, life, literature, music, painting, pantomime, philosophy, photography, poetry, politics, representation, sculpture, theatre, theory
Rancière’s magnum opus on the aesthetic.
Composed in a series of scenes, Aisthesis–Rancière’s definitive statement on the aesthetic–takes its reader from Dresden in 1764 to New York in 1941. Along the way, we view the Belvedere Torso with Winckelmann, accompany Hegel to the museum and Mallarmé to the Folies-Bergère, attend a lecture by Emerson, visit exhibitions in Paris and New York, factories in Berlin, and film sets in Moscow and Hollywood. Rancière uses these sites and events—some famous, others forgotten—to ask what becomes art and what comes of it. He shows how a regime of artistic perception and interpretation was constituted and transformed by erasing the specificities of the different arts, as well as the borders that separated them from ordinary experience. This incisive study provides a history of artistic modernity far removed from the conventional postures of modernism.
First published as Aisthesis : Scènes du régime esthétique de l’art, Éditions Galilée, 2011
Translated by Zakir Paul
Publisher Verso Books, 2013
ISBN 1781680892, 9781781680896
Review (Hal Foster, London Review of Books)
Review (Joseph Tanke, Los Angeles Review of Books)
Review (Marc Farrant, The New Inquiry)
Review (Ali Alizadeh, Sydney Review of Books)
Roundtable discussion with Rancière at Columbia (video, 43 min)
Selected interviews and reviews (in French)