Re: ~e; Electromagnetic News & Views #28
human being <email@example.com>
Tue, 27 May 2003 14:34:14 -0500
thanks for sharing this information Guy. I did not know that
Iannis Xenakis was both an architect and composer, which
makes the pavilion's aesthetics makes a lot more sense now.
Alvin Lucier's work and others I look forward to learning more
about -- hopefully in time a database of composers/musicians
working with electromagnetism can be developed (along with
other artists/individuals, organizations, etc) so that, say, those
who doing the work know of others also working in this realm,
and in other mediums, too, like weaving, pottery, economics, etc.
also, it seems Leif Brush's work has been seen/heard before, not
sure when or where, but thanks for the URL. did not know of the
works of Stockhausen, so these references are much appreciated.
one person whose work has interested me on a conceptual level
was the artist (U.K.) known as 'Scanner' (Robin Rimbaud) though
I've yet to locate their website online. it is also unknown to me
how musicians and composers relate to electromagnetism in
relation to the discipline and the integration or exploration of
such devices and ideas (radio, say) empirically, as scholarship.
I've heard of many intriguing approaches, and the influence of
EM tech, if not other things, is evident (tape loops, mixers, the
electric microphone, instruments, MIDI) and it would be nice to
know who has explored the influence of EM in the music field.
as written earlier, to me music is so abstract, it is hard to guess
what or where the connections are as they are all over the place
(from frequencies to human physiology to, well, everything else)
that some overview would help those less literate in the basics
to understand how musicians relate to these developments, and
maybe it is through the music and compositions and performances
yet it is curious if there are also musicologists and others who may
be exploring this realm, describing it for laypeople. when a contact
database can be developed, then these resources and contacts
can be built into a research resource for those with doing the work,
interested in it, or wanting to collaborate on projects/ideas. Brian
the electromagnetic internetwork-list
electromagnetism / infrastructure / civilization