September 29, 2004

Creative Misuse And Abuse Of Musical Tools

As part of an information studies course he did at UCLA in 2001, Ryan Hildebrand put together this treasure trove of mp3s by artists who have used musical technology in the "wrong" way. (Or, more correctly, have rejected the proper, time-established ways of using their tools of choice.) The collection is divided into four broadly-defined genres - glitch electronica, free improvisation and extended technique, tape music and musique concrete, and turntablism - and features close to 200 tracks by musicians/composers like John Cage, Pierre Henry, Iannis Xenakis, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Edgar Varese, Steve Reich, The Beatles, Derek Bailey, Fred Frith, AMM, John Zorn, Evan Parker, Autechre, Oval, Fennesz, Kid 606, DAT Politics, Grandmaster Flash, Christian Marclay, Kid Koala, Invizibl Skratch Piklz, and LL Cool J... just to name a few. Dive in and explore. (via Daily Jive Weblog)

Posted by Warren at September 29, 2004 04:27 PM | Electronica