NOTES ON OTHER MUSIC by Various Artists
145 x 210mm, 288 pages - half in English, half in Russian, black and white and colour printing, perfect bound - blue and sand coloured covers - picked at random, 2021
Ecology and globalization, struggle with one's own body and harmony with it, unusual sound production practices and habitual methods of playing in new contexts, the intellectual nature of esotericism and the search for the unknown in the familiar are just a few of the topics touched upon in Notes on Other Music.
Together with Eliane Radigue, the reader can find out why music is related to bodies of water, not only in the metaphorical sense of the "ocean of sound" or comparisons with the fluidity of water and time. Terry Temlitz explains how escaping the world helps in personal work and how it differs from escapism. Christine Edling and Leif Elggren talk about the very physical senses embedded in the nature of art.
"Notes on Other Music" is a collection of essays, conversations and photographic documents, timed to coincide with the 4th Festival of Other Music in Stockholm. Since 2016, the Festival of Other Music (supported by the association of new chamber music and the Vülkingen gallery) each February provides a platform for composers and performers of new academic works, performance artists, artists of contemporary jazz and other improvisational genres, as well as masters of abstract and spatial music from all over the world.
A book collecting photographs, essays, interviews and conversations with artists who have performed at Stockholm's Edition Festival for Other Music since its inception in 2016.
Eliane Radigue - Occam Ocean (by Kate Molleson)
Sarah Hennies - Gather
François Bayle - For an Invisible Music , an Acousmonium
François J. Bonnet - Afterword
Annea Lockwood - Sound Streams (by Louise Gray)
Leila Bordreuil (by John Chantler)
Terre Thaemlitz (by Frida Sandström)
Seymour Wright & Jean Luc Guionnet
Nicole Mitchell & Fumi Okmiji
Cara Stine Janvin
Christine Ödlund & Leif Elggren
Photographs by Dawid Laskowski, Micke Keysendal, Delphine Blast, Petra Cvelbar and Laszlo Ruszka.