Quaderns d'àudio (Audio Notebooks) http://rwm.macba.cat/en/quaderns-audio is a collection of publications of texts relating to Ràdio Web MACBA programming. The objective of these publications is to complement the lines of work developed by the radio through the critical edition of hard-to-find works that are important for understanding and delving into sound art in the fields of both music and contemporary art. The texts are available for free and are presented in downloadable, printable PDF format. We've published 5 essays so far:
Quadern d'àudio #5. Processes and systems in computer music; from meta to matter. Written by Tony Myatt
How processes and systems were applied in early experimental music.
Quadern d'àudio #4. The road to plunderphonia. Written by Chris Cutler
Chris Cutler investigates how the fact and the practice of sound recording have transformed every aspect of production and reception in the field of organised sound, creating wholly new genres and understandings.
Quadern d'àudio #3. Radio Music.Written by Jon Leidecker
"Radio Music" connects three examples from the history of the potential of the radio receiver as musical instrument.
Quadern d'àudio #2. Cuaderno de Yokohama. Graphic scores and text by Llorenç Barber
A compilation of a series of previously unpublished graphic scores made by Barber in Yokohama (Japan) in 2005.
Quadern d'àudio #1. BLACKOUT. Representation, transformation and de-control in the sound work of Yasunao Tone. Written by Roc Jiménez de Cisneros
An introduction to the work and methodology of Japanese artist Yasunao Tone. The essay is based upon several conversations with the artist and some of his collaborators.
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