Filed under book, sound recording, video | Tags: · avant-garde, composing, composition, interview, music
“Music with Roots in the Aether is a series of interviews with seven composers who seemed to me when I conceived the opera-for-television piece–and who still seem to me twenty-five years later–to be among the most important, influential and active members of the so-called avant-garde movement in American music, a movement that had its origins in the work of and in the stories about composers who started hearing things in a new way at least fifty years ago.” (from the Foreword)
With interviews with and essays about David Behrman, Philip Glass, Alvin Lucier, Gordon Mumma, Pauline Oliveros, Roger Reynolds, Terry Riley and Robert Ashley.
Publisher MusikTexte, Cologne, 2000
ISBN 3980315169, 9783980315166
Tilman Baumgärtel: net.art 2.0. Neue Materialien zur Netzkunst / New Materials on Art on the Internet (2001) [German/English]
Filed under book | Tags: · art criticism, art history, internet, internet art, interview, net art, technology
“This follow-up to the first net art book documents developments in net art at the turn of the millenium. A large portion of the book consists of interviews with artists such as Julia Scher, Peter Halley, Blank & Jeron, Jodi, etoy and Lisa Jevbratt, who have created major projects using the internet. The conversations are supplemented by a documentary appendix and an essay by Tilman Baumgärtel describing the specifics of net art and its place in artistic discourse. Interspersed with the text components are images of more than 130 net-based works.”
Translated by David Hudson
Publisher Verlag für moderne Kunst, Nürnberg, 2001
ISBN 3933096669, 9783933096661
Review: Lutz Nitsche (MedienWissenschaft, 2002, DE).
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Clarence G. Williams: Technology and the Dream: Reflections on the Black Experience at MIT, 1941-1999 (2001)
Filed under book | Tags: · black people, history of technology, interview, technology
“This book grew out of the Blacks at MIT History Project, whose mission is to document the black presence at MIT. The main body of the text consists of transcripts of more than seventy-five oral history interviews, in which the interviewees assess their MIT experience and reflect on the role of blacks at MIT and beyond. Although most of the interviewees are present or former students, black faculty, administrators, and staff are also represented, as are nonblack faculty and administrators who have had an impact on blacks at MIT. The interviewees were selected with an eye to presenting the broadest range of issues and personalities, as well as a representative cross section by time period and category.
Each interviewee was asked to discuss family background; education; role models and mentors; experiences of racism and race-related issues; choice of field and career; goals; adjustment to the MIT environment; best and worst MIT experiences; experience with MIT support services; relationships with MIT students, faculty, and staff; advice to present or potential MIT students; and advice to the MIT administration. A recurrent theme is that MIT’s rigorous teaching instills the confidence to deal with just about any hurdle in professional life, and that an MIT degree opens many doors and supplies instant credibility.
Each interview includes biographical notes and pictures. The book also includes a general introduction, a glossary, and appendixes describing the project’s methodology.”
Publisher MIT Press, 2001
ISBN 026223212X, 9780262232128
Review: Nancy-Elizabeth Fitch (Oral History Review, 2005).
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