Curated by Mark Fell and Joe Gilmore. Narrated by Connie Treanor.
The second episode in the series looks at the use of formal systems in the composition and performance of musical works. It explains the diversity of approaches to musical systems using a range of technologies and processes. The episode asks how we might distinguish systems based procedures in music to other musical activities, and makes reference to technological development and implementation, structural complexity, and relationships to other musical traditions. We compare three tape-based approaches to composition that explore sound as a temporal and spatial phenomenon and refer to theoretical positions offered by notable artists working in this field.
Tim Perkis / John Bischoff 'Dovetail' (Artificial Horizon, Artifact Recordings, 1989)
'Assalalaa' (Inuit Games and Songs, UNESCO, 1974)
Autechre 'Flutter' (Anti EP, Warp Records, 1994)
Marcel Duchamp 'La Mariée Mise à Nu Par Ses Célibataires, Même' (Edition Block + Paula Cooper Gallery, 1991)
Yasunao Tone 'Clapping Piece' (inèdit, 1963). Enregistrat a Enjoy Artspace, Leeds, 2010.
Janek Schaeffer 'Recorded Delivery' (Hot Air, 1999)
The Hafler Trio 'Kuklos' (Kuklos, Touch, 1990)
Alvin Lucier 'I Am Sitting in a Room' (Source - Music of the Avante Garde. Sacramento, CA: 1969)
Yasunao Tone '495,63'. Enregistrat a Sheffield City Library, 2007.
Tim Perkis 'Engagement' (Artificial Horizon, Artifact Recordings, 1989)