Toop, David (2001) Not Necessarily "English Music" - curated double CD. [Art/Design Item]
|Type of Research:||Art/Design Item|
Double CD curation
Examples of music/sound from 1965 to 1977 were selected, since much important work from this period was undocumented and many original LP releases are now unavailable. Because of this neglect, the recorded works of ensembles of major historical significance such as the Scratch Orchestra, Gentle Fire and The People Band, along with composer Daphne Oram and sound poet Bob Cobbing, haven not been easily accessible. In his essay to support the CD selection (ultimately expanded to become a 2-CD set) Toop argued that the defining characteristic of British experimental music during the chosen period was informality. This informality contrasted with much experimental sound work in Europe and the USA, where systems and theories were perceived to be crucial for the development of contemporary music.
This research was developed further in article Sound Body: The Ghost of a Program, published in Leonardo Music Journal, Vol. 15, 2005, pp. 28-35, a study of the voice as a transformative instrument in 20th century art.
|Keywords/subjects not otherwise listed:||RAE2008 UoA63|
|Your affiliations with UAL:||Colleges > London College of Communication|
|Date:||1 December 2001|
|Date Deposited:||03 Dec 2009 23:49|
|Last Modified:||15 Aug 2011 09:33|
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