Rolling Stone has a review of Lou Reed‘s recent live performance of Metal Machine Music – Reeds’ controversial symphony of noise. When Metal Machine Music was released in 1975, people did not know what to make of it. The album, influenced by the drone music of La Monte Young and John Cale, consists entirely of… Read More Metal Machine Music
Matti Niinimäki created this video, which visualizes William S. Burrough‘s thoughts on the origin and theory of Tape Cut-Ups. via RichardMetzger
The San Francisco Tape Music Festival, being held Jan 30-Feb 1, will feature music from classical electronic composers, including Luciano Berio, Edgard Varèse, Pierre Schaeffer & Paul McCartney: A three night festival of new and classic audio art by 30 local and international composers diffused live over a pristine surround system consisting of 20+ speakers. Seated in the… Read More San Francisco Tape Music Festival Pits Paul McCartney Against Luciano Berio, Edgard Varèse & Pierre Schaeffer
Steve Reich’s early music has proven to be extremely influential on music of the last 40 years, and especially electronic music. This essay, via the Columbia University site, explains Reich’s thoughts on gradual process music, probably his most influential musical concept.