Tuesday, May 1, 2012

UNOFFICIAL RELEASE: Self Released and Handmade Audio in Post-Industrial Society

UNOFFICIAL RELEASE: Self Released and Handmade Audio in Post-Industrial Society

By Thomas Bey William Bailey

Featuring Material on: Mail Art, Cassette Culture, Industrial Music, Handmade Packaging, Releasing Addiction, Extremist Metal, Digital File Sharing, Outsider Art, etc..

From the web-site:

The culture of self-released music and sound art is one of the most vital, yet most overlooked, phenomena resulting from the 20th century revolution in communications technology. In this volume, Thomas Bailey surveys a fascinating realm of creative activity and identifies the key individuals and developments responsible for its continued relevance in the present age.

From the networked “mail art” of the 1970s, to the home-taping boom, to the establishment of music labels dealing solely in digital sound files, this culture provides valuable insight into the evolution of the “official” art market and the artists who bypass it.

Along the way, we are introduced to a world where networks are artworks in themselves, where blank tapes and recordable CDs are fashioned into elaborate art objects, and where relative freedom from creative supervision leads to both colorful innovations and violent aesthetic extremes.

Exclusive long-form interviews are also included with artists such as: Frans de Waard, Vittore Baroni, Rod Summers, GX Jupitter-Larsen and others, along with new insights from theorists and artists as varied as 'Gen' Ken Montgomery, The Tapeworm, Alexei Monroe, Oren Ambarchi, and David Tibet. Also includes front and back cover photography courtesy of Scott Konzelmann / Chop Shop.

Belsona Books LTD. - 2012 Edition - 382 Page Paperback - No Illustrations - Media/ Sociology/ Music/ Art/ Culture/ D.I.Y. - PRICE: $15.00

*Orders outside USA E-mail: danger@komabookstore.com - for shipping price

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