Keeping a track of books and recordings relating to the residency. I’ll update this page as the project unfolds. These references are listed in no particular order, this is a jumping off point rather than a formal bibliography.
UPDATE: have now made a youtube playlist which is an easier way to keep everything in one place:
On 14th August I asked people on twitter for their recommendations of drone tracks, compositions or pieces. Many thanks to all those who contributed.
The Theatre of Eternal Music – B flat dorian blues 19 x 63
Angus MacLise , John Cale , LaMonte Young , Marion Zazeela , Terry Jennings , Tony Conrad
Ted Dexter-Crow @crowphonics
Arthur Koestler – Ghost in the Machine
Specificaly the concept of the holon and sub-assemblies working independently as well as as part of a greater whole. Also relating to understanding of music by breaking down into such constituent parts.
Similarly thinking about machines in anthropomorphic terms – machines exhibiting unpredictable or unexpected behaviours.
R. Murray Schaefer – The Soundscape: Our Sonic Environmemnt and the Tuning of the World
Specifically useful for Schaefer’s writing on changing definitions of noise and thinking about different ways of listening.
Ian Buchanan & Marcel Swiboda (Eds) – Deleuze and Music
With chapters specifically relating to rhythm and affect, drawing on Deleuze’s Difference and Repetition and Deleuze & Guattari’s A Thousand Plateaus.
Paul Granjon – Hand-Made Machines
A selection of the artist’s work since 1996. Granjon makes robots and various machines for performances, videos and installations.
Seth Kim-Cohen – In The Blink of an Ear: Towards a Non-Cochlear Sound Art
Thinking about expanding the breadth (and depth) of sound art beyond sound making.
Judy Hindley & Colin King – How Your Body Works
A book I loved as a kid, the illustrations show the human body as a series of machines denoting different processes. Interesting in considering the wider references to be made to the human body in creating experimental automata.