Stefan Szczelkun: Improvisation Rites: from John Cage’s Song Books to The Scratch Orchestra’s Nature Study Notes (2018)

18 January 2020, dusan

“Documentation of an inter-generational exploration of two seminal improvisation scores of the mid-20th century leading to four large ensemble performances.”

Includes photo and/or text contributions (not including quoted ‘rites’ or ‘songs’) from Ali Warner, Portia Winters, John Tilbury, Jane Alden, Ben Harper, Carolyn, Phil England, Michael Parsons, Bron Jones, Hugh Shrapnel, George Chambers, Penny Homer, Geraldine McEwan, Emmanuelle Waeckerle, Matt Scott, Robert Barry, Carol Finer, Martin Dixon, Deirdre McGale, Stathis Mamalakis, John Hails, Charles Hutchins, Petri Hurinainen, Richard Duckworth, Robbie Lockwood, Howard Slater, Alexandra Dami, and Achilleas Karagiannidis.

Publisher Routine Art Co, London, 2018
ISBN 9781870736961, 1870736966
167 pages

Reviews: Julian Cowley (The Wire, 2018), Michael Kemp (2018).

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The Guests Go in to Supper (1986)

4 November 2018, dusan

Featuring the works of seven composers, John Cage, Robert Ashley, Yoko Ono, Laurie Anderson, Charles Amirkhanian, Michael Peppe, and K. Atchley, who employ text as an integral part of their compositions, The Guests Go in to Supper is a collection of scores, texts, and interviews with the composers on their ideas on music, daily life, and the future’s possibilities.

Edited and designed by Melody Sumner, Kathleen Burch, and Michael Sumner
Foreword by Frances Butler
Introductions by Charles Shere
Publisher Burning Books, Oakland & San Francisco, 1986
ISBN 0936050055, 9780936050058
384 pages

Reviews: Mitchel Gass (Leonardo, 1988), (), (), ().

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Studio International, 984: Art & Experimental Music (1976)

31 October 2018, dusan

This special issue of Studio International on art and experimental music features texts by Michael Nyman, Cornelius Cardew, Germano Celant, Gavin Bryars, Brian Eno, Stuart Marshall, Jeffrey Steele, Paul Burwell, and David Toop, and interviews with Steve Reich (Michael Nyman), Tom Phillips (Fred Orton and Gavin Bryars), and Morton Feldman (Gavin Bryars and Fred Orton).

The issue is accompanied by a cassette featuring contributions from Howard Skempton, Christopher Hobbs, Gavin Bryars, John White, Michael Parsons, James Lampard, and Michael Nyman (see page 329).

Editorial assistance: Michael Nyman
Publisher Studio International Journal, London, November-December 1976
xvi+99 pages

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Cassette supplement: Audio Arts 3(2): “Recent English Experimental Music”: Info & MP3s