An Experimental Music Alphabet

Array to Zed is a monthly podcast exploring experimental music by way of the alphabet.

Hosts Martin Arnold, Artistic Director of ArrayMusic, and Georgia Carley chat about the ideas, procedures, composers and music that make up that nebulous beautiful thing we call “Experimental Music.”

Array to Zed is brought to you by ArrayMusic, a new music organization and cultural hub in Toronto, Canada. To know more about ArrayMusic’s activities and to join our mailing list, see our website ArrayMusic.com.

Episode 2: Bundle of Bs

The letter B leads us to the in-between and composers Antoine Beuger, Martin Bartlett, Gilius van Bergeijk, Olivia Block and Gavin Bryars in the second instalment of our experimental music alphabet!

Array to Zed is a monthly podcast exploring experimental music by way of the alphabet. Hosts Martin Arnold, Artistic Director of ArrayMusic, and Georgia Carley chat about the ideas, procedures, composers and music that make up that nebulous beautiful thing we call “Experimental Music.”

Episode Music Credits:

Antoine Beuger’s music is available at www.wandelweiser.de

Pythagoras Ghost, a collection of Martin Bartlett’s music that includes the piece heard on this podcast is available through the Western Front at western-front.myshopify.com/products/pythagoras-ghost

X-OR Records, the company that put out 2 volumes of Gilius van Bergeijk’s music, is sadly no longer in business. However their remaining stock, including both van Bergeijk volumes, seems to be still available at: powensemble.nl/x-or-records As Martin says, buy everything you can as fast as you can!

More information about Olivia Block’s music can be found at www.oliviablock.net

More information about Gavin Bryars’ music can be found at www.gavinbryars.com

We also referenced Elizabeth Grosz’s Architecture from the Outside: Essays on Virtual and Real Space (MIT Press, 2001) https://mitpress.mit.edu/books/architecture-outside and NPR’s “Composer Olivia Block In Her Own Words” (January 7, 2016), www.npr.org/2016/01/07/462230441/composer-olivia-block-in-her-own-words

Episode 1: An Array of As

Our first episode! Starting with the letter A, Martin and Georgia explore the idea of “AND” and the music of Robert Ashley, John Abrams and Allison Cameron.

Episode Music Credits:

Robert Ashley, The Bar from Perfect Lives (1991); John Abrams, Old Good Buchla (2014) and Aenied Music (1988); Allison Cameron, In Memoriam Robert Ashley (2015) and Strumgators (2010); Martin Arnold, Tam Lin (2010).

John Abram’s electronic music is available from bandcamp at johnabram.bandcamp.com/releases

Much of Robert Ashley’s music, including Perfect Lives, is available from Lovely Music at www.lovely.com

Allison Cameron’s music is available at allisoncameron.com 

Martin Arnold’s Tam Lin is released by Autumn Records, available at www.autumnrecords.net

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