A Portrait of Eliane Radigue (2009)


A portrait of Eliane Radigue, produced by the Austrian IMA (Institute for Media Archeology), which observes Eliane in her workspace, operating the ARP and talking about the process of composing and recording.

Originally via ./mediateletipos)))


Required Reading



An anthology of articles on the evolution of minimal music in New York in 1972-1982, written by Tom Johnson, which originally appeared in the Village Voice. Published originally by Apollohuis, in Eindhoven, Holland, and now available as a free download.



UFO's (1971) - Lillian Schwartz



Krautrock: The Rebirth of Germany


Documentary which looks at how a radical generation of musicians created a new German musical identity out of the cultural ruins of war.

Between 1968 and 1977 bands like Neu!, Can, Faust and Kraftwerk would look beyond western rock and roll to create some of the most original and uncompromising music ever heard. They shared one common goal - a forward-looking desire to transcend Germany's gruesome past - but that didn't stop the music press in war-obsessed Britain from calling them Krautrock.


Landscape with Alvin Lucier (From Music with Roots in the Aether, 1975)



Music with Roots in the Aether, an artwork by Robert Ashley, is comprised of seven two-hour programs featuring noted American experimental composers, created during the 1970's.

Each program is two hours long and consists of one part Landscape / Interview (one hour) and one part live performance (one hour).



Excerpts from Tony Vegas' Animated Acidburn Flashback Tabu



Below are excerpts from the 1991 VHS compilation of experimental animated shorts Tony Vegas' Animated Acidburn Flashback Tabu.

Vincent Collins, Life Is Flashing (Before Your Eyes)

Sky David/Dennis Pies, Ace of Light

Jeffrey Noyes Scher, Reasons To Be Glad

Michael Dwass, Lunch

Skip Battaglia, Parataxis

Ruth Peyser, One Nation Under TV

Andrea Gomez, Bus Stop

Vincent Collins, 200

Jeff Carpenter and Mary Lambert, Rapid Eye Movements (Excerpt)


Colorfilm (1971) - Standish Lawder




Further examining the medium of film itself, Colorfilm is a work Lawder made while trying to make a minimalist, "pure color" film. Using spliced-together strips of colored film leader in white, yellow, blue, red, green, etc., Lawder ran the film through a projector and found the results to be quite boring. While he was running the film, though, he noticed how beautiful the colored strips of film looked as they ran through the projector. So, he turned a camera on the projector and filmed the colored film gorgeously winding its way through the projector's machinery." - Noel Black, Colorado Springs Independent

Music by The Mothers of Invention.



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Travess Smalley is an artist who lives in New York City. He is currently showing work in Art Since the Summer of '69's show "Objects, Furniture and Patterns", and is part of internet collectives Loshadka and Computers Club. He is also one half of the design duo Poster Company. He is an intern at Rhizome.

► Pumajaw - Jacky Daw

20 Jazz Funk Greats strength is in their rampant use of cosmic and cryptic verbs. "Jacky Daw" by Pumajaw presents a combination of CAN grooves and pagan howls.

► Kingdom - October Mix for Discobelle

Kingdom's own mp3 blog Patent Leather Daddy has had its share of amazing mixes and posts this year (hello Latin Freestyle & Gym Jams). But he also made a phenomenal mix for discobelle.net. The last 15 minutes give me goosebumps.

Further listening: Lower End Spasm - BOK BOK b2b KINGDOM - Night Slugs Show - Sub FM 27 . 06 . 09 and Nguzunguzu's Mix for Discobelle

► Synergy - Delta 2

Synergy's Larry Fast is best known on Rhizome as the music in Ron Hayes Delta Videos. I found this song on Momus's livejournal, Click Opera, before finding Aesoteric Sounds had uploaded a vinyl copy of the full album.

► VC People - Dance Macabre


► Iasos - Jeweled Space

Crystal Vibrations consistently posts rare and ethereal new age and meditation music from gem spas and yogi shops around the world.

► Kwau Kese - Kwakwa

Sounds of Our Time, a compilation by Hammer. Ghana club music from 2004, quite relevant to English and American dance music in 2009.

► Clara Mondshine - Caesar In Camerun

Found on Travis Hallenbeck's tumblr, Mondshine is an electronic musician from the 80's. You can find Clara Mondshine's discography on Mutant Sounds, the godmother of all mp3 blogs.

Further Listening: Doris Norton - Personal Computer

► So Bone Mini-Mix for ...


John Whitney - Matrix III - ASCII (2009) - skuzzyanimation


An ASCII remix of John Whitney's 1972 work Matrix III by YouTube user skuzzyanimation.
Originally via Channel 53.


The Live! Show


Produced by the Artists' Television Network, the Live! Show ran in 1979 and from 1982-1983 on Manhattan’s Cable channel J. A weekly program overseen by Jaime Davidovich, the Live! Show was a variety show, featuring performances and videos by a host of New York downtown artists. Below you will find the second episode, which aired on December 28, 1979, with appearances by Jaime Davidovich, Carole Ann Klonarides, John Sanborn, Kit Fitzgerald, Lucio Pozzi, Tomiyo Sasaki, Stuart Sherman, The Social Climbers, and Youth in Asia. A playlist of other episodes may be found here.