May 26, 2003

Another Concert Blurring the Boundaries of Academic and Popular

While surfing thru the BBC3 Hear and Now website I stumbled across this discussion of a recent concert of the All Tomorrow's Parties Festival curated by Autechre where Curtis Roads, Bernard Parmegiani, Aphex Twin, Hecker and Pita played in concert - Radio 3 Message Board. More evidence of the increasingly blurred status of academic experimental electronic music. Curtis Roads, for those that aren't familiar with him, is one of the early adoptors/inventors of granular synthesis.

Posted by jeff at May 26, 2003 05:23 PM

Speaking of the blur, I thought it was cool that DJ Spooky was a participant in the roundtable set up by Philip Glass for his Adante writings.

Posted by: AgentA at May 29, 2003 02:48 AM

Yeah, DJ Spooky has been exploring this cross-boundarie turf for a while since his Xenakis and Reich? Remixes? Have you ever heard the Reich Remixed album? It is pretty much terrible, but there was one or two remixes that were interesting, IMO.

Posted by: jeff at May 29, 2003 09:03 AM

Okay, I'm less anxious to check out the Reich remixes now, but I hope to eventually. First of course, I want to catch up on what I've missed by Reich so far. By the by, what's your opinion of the Glass/Eno/Bowie "Low" album. I'm wondering if I should move that to the bottom of my wish list or up? I know, I know, "go read some reviews."

now n laters,

Posted by: AgentA at May 31, 2003 06:39 AM