01 giugno 2016


Per l'estate l'Ecstatic Peace Library di Thurston Moore promette di recuperare e ripubblicare in facsimile in unico volume rilegato l'intera collezione di Musics, ventitre numeri bimestrali autoprodotti tra il 1975 al 1979 nel cuore della scena londinese di musiche e arti di ricerca e di improvvisazione. L'iniziativa sarà presentata ufficialmente a Londra al Cafe Oto nei giorni dell'Alterations Festival con l'intervento degli editori e di alcuni diretti protagonisti (Beresford, Toop, Cusack e forse altri).

From 1975 to 1979, London improvisors published the most innovative artists and musicians of their generation in the magazine Musics, a blueprint for the interlinked activities we now call sound art, field recording, improv, live electronics & audio culture. It came out six times a year and ran for twenty-three gorgeous issues. Derek Bailey, Evan Parker, John Zorn, David Toop, John Russell, The Feminist Improvising Group, Bob Cobbing, ICP, Val Wilmer, Annabel Nicholson, Han Bennink, Eddie Prevost, David Cunningham, Steve Beresford among many others were contributors. The journal covered improvised and non-western music alongside performance art, reflecting the broad interests of the so-called “second generation” of London’s improvisers, and provided a convivial focus point. Overlapping with London musicians’ collective (LMC), the publication first launched in Spring of 1975, with the tagline: an impromental experivisation arts magazine and a manifesto that proposed the destruction of artificial boundaries, and linked Free Jazz, the works of John Cage, and indigenous and non-European music.

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