08 settembre 2012

Radio Web Macba ha iniziato la diffusione in podcast della serie Probes, un'indagine su estetica e pratiche musicali del ventesimo secolo curata da Chris Cutler. Audio e trascrizione della prima puntata, pubblicata lo scorso 24 luglio, sono negli archivi web del Museu d'Art Contemporani a Barcelona.

"Probes takes Marshall McLuhan’s conceptual contrapositions as a starting point to analyse and expose the search for a new sonic language made urgent after the collapse of tonality in the twentieth century. The series looks at the many probes and experiments that were launched in the last century in search of new musical resources, and a new aesthetic; for ways to make music adequate to a world transformed by disorientating technologies. The first episode sets the scene and investigates early reconsiderations of pitch: probes that postulate new scales to be constructed through the ever-greater subdivision of the inherited intervals of equal temperament."