David Grubbs. Now that the audience is assembled

Datum: 
17. September 2018 - 20:30

David Grubbs. Now that the audience is assembled

Untertitel: 
Book Presentation with the author and Julian Weber (Taz)
Click the images below for bigger versions:
Kurzbeschreibung: 

Following his investigation into experimental music and sound recording in Records Ruin the Landscape, David Grubbs turns his attention to the live performance of improvised music with an altogether different form of writing. Now that the audience is assembled is a book-length prose poem that describes a fictional musical performance during which an unnamed musician improvises the construction of a series of invented instruments before an audience that is alternately contemplative, participatory, disputatious, and asleep. Over the course of this phantasmagorical all-night concert, repeated interruptions take the form of in-depth discussions and musical demonstrations. Both a work of literature and a study of music, Now that the audience is assembled explores the categories of improvised music, solo performance, text scores, instrument building, aesthetic deskilling and reskilling, and the odd fate of the composer in experimental music.  

David Grubbs is Professor of Music at Brooklyn College and The Graduate Center, City University of New York. An internationally-recognized musician and recording artist, Grubbs is the author of Records Ruin the Landscape: John Cage, the Sixties, and Sound Recording, also published by Duke University Press.

Julian Weber is Music editor at Die TAZ

Relevante Bücher: 
Autor/Herausgeber: 
David Grubbs
Click the images below for bigger versions:
Autor/Herausgeber: 
David Grubbs
Duke University Press, 2018, 9780822371472
Share |