06 ottobre 2015

Da non perdere i nuovi episodi della serie Probes curata da Chris Cutler per Radio Web Macba, emanazione del Museu d'Art Contemporani a Barcelona. L'ultimo in ordine di tempo, il quattordicesimo, indaga sinergie e relazioni tra musiche folk, movimenti sociali, tecniche di registrazione e impiego di strumenti elettrici negli anni sessanta, con un occhio di riguardo - in ambito britannico - a Bert Jansch, Davey Graham e Anne Briggs: http://rwm.macba.cat/en/curatorial/probes-14-1-chris-cutler/capsula

In the late nineteenth century two facts conspired to change the face of music: the collapse of common practice tonality (which overturned the certainties underpinning the world of art music), and the invention of a revolutionary new form of memory, sound recording (which redefined and greatly empowered the world of popular music). A tidal wave of probes and experiments into new musical resources and new organisational practices ploughed through both disciplines, bringing parts of each onto shared terrain before rolling on to underpin a new aesthetics able to follow sound and its manipulations beyond the narrow confines of 'music'. This series tries analytically to trace and explain these developments, and to show how, and why, both musical and post-musical genres take the forms they do.