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Bubbling below the surface of the sonic avant-garde - spanning art and music, lays the rarely observed context of the Artist Record - a field of recorded sounds stemming from, or attached to, the environments of fine art. Though expansive, elastic, and at times difficult to define, the largest body of its artifacts have been made by artists who are known for their work in other media - painters, sculptors, etc. These thrilling experimental gestures, draw on ideas which are largely absent from the framework of music. Pushing forward and breaking ground, they are among the purest sonic realizations of the spirit of the avant-garde. Across the 20th century, a slim vanguard of fine artists enthusiastically attacked newly emerging media - moving away from the comfort zone, while capitalizing on the specific potential of each. Enabled by new technologies, beginning with Marcel Duchamp, Kurt Schwitters, the Italian Futurists, and slightly later, figures like Jean Dubbefet and Henri Chopin, the fields of sound art and artist's music were born.


  • Polynesian/Polyhedron
  • Antinova Remembers
  • Internal Sound
  • First Lines
  • Would Not Say No To Some Help
  • Stand Up
  • How To Make Love To A Sound
  • Russian Language Lesson
  • Extract From The Second Lagoon: A Memoriam To John Isaacs
  • Pieces Of Sound
  • The Atomic Alphabet
  • You Only Call The Old Doctor Once
  • Really, Is That A Fact?
  • Vibrations/Metaphors
  • Comments On SITE
  • Critical Path
  • Smashing Beauty
  • The Louis XIV Deterrent
  • Typewriter In D
  • Think Twice
  • Excerpt From Cooper Union Dialogue
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Come Away With ESG
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Chutes Too Narrow
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Blue Banisters
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Harry Pussy
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Liquid Skin
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The Age Of Quarrel
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