Artefacts of Australian Experimental Music: 1930 – 1973
A new compilation CD documenting the forgotten history of Australian experimental music, out now.
Artefacts of Australian Experimental Music: 1930 – 1973 is a landmark in the historical research of early Australian innovative and exploratory music created and recorded in Australia .
Over three years of research by Clinton Green has resulted in this compilation CD that stretches over four decades, a time previously thought by many to be barren of experimental activity in Australian music.
Artefacts of Australian Experimental Music: 1930 – 1973 was launched as part of the 8th Liquid Architecture Festival. The Melbourne launch included a panel discussion on the question of whether there exists a tradition of experimental music that influences contemporary practitoners. The panel featured (pictured l-r below) Pauline Oliveros, Warren Burt, Clinton Green, Rainer Linz and Robin Fox.
…one of those rare compilations whose desire to edify is equalled by its unabashed enthusiasm, and whose audio matches and sometimes exceeds expectations. Musically, it answers many questions about our history and poses still more – The Wire, August 2007.
…represents one of the first serious investigations into the sparse recorded history of experimental sound practice in Australia…this edition is a valuable resource for anyone with even a passing interest in the historical development of experimental sound work in Australia (or anywhere else for that matter) – Paris Transatlantic Magazine, Summer 2007
Anyone who enjoys the avant-garde or have ever been curious about Australia’s experimental scene will find this to be essential. An important piece of audio history, don’t pass this up – The Run-Off Groove #163
If you enjoyed this post, make sure you subscribe to the RSS feed!