The following press release was just emailed out by Gail Priest…
Very shortly the book Experimental Music: audio explorations in Australia will be hitting the streets.
Written by artists, producers and participants in alternative music-making, and including a companion CD, Experimental Music: audio explorations in Australia explores the development of forms, ideas and scenes from the 1970s to the present.
It brings together a wide range of musical experimentation, from post-punk, noise, appropriation, electronic dance and listening music, to free improv, computer process music, experimental radio, instrument building and audiovisual fusions. More soon…
To accompany the book, a website www.experimentalmusicaustralia.net has been created to bring together information about experimental music and sound in Australia. There are 3 features that invite your input:
National Calendar: a web-based calendar (it’s a little bit ugly, but it’s free), to bring together listings from across the country. So if you have a gig, festival, exhibition, conference etc that you’d like listed you can send through information. If you produce multiple events or series you can have editing access.
Artist Directory: Hopefully a comprehensive map of people working in experimental music and sound across Australia. If you would like to be included, download the form, fill it in, and email back, or contact for further information.
Resource List: This is a mega links list starting with information drawn from the book on all things experimental music from gigs, organisations, online journals and a bibliography. Already an unwieldy monster, feel free to send through additions/suggestions.
For all of the above email: info <at-sign-here> experimentalmusicaustralia.net
I’ll email more when the book is ready for our hot little hands, but in the meantime help make the website a valuable resource!
NB: The website www.experimentalmusicaustralia.net is an unfunded, independent activity undertaken to accompany the book Experimental Music: audio explorations in Australia.
Out November 2008
Experimental Music: audio explorations in Australia published by UNSW Press
edited by Gail Priest
The printed publication Experimental Music: audio explorations in Australia was funded by the Australia Council Music Board as part of a series of publications.