Sound Sculpture (1975), ed. John Grayson, 1975

 

A collection of essays by artists surveying the techniques; applications; and future directions of sound sculpture.

 

Sound Sculpture is the first publication to deal completely with this new art form. It’s a collection of over 30 articles and essays by an international cross section of Sound Sculptors who define and outline the field. It’s also a definitive introduction to the history of Sound Sculpturing. Included are over 150 photographs and drawings illustrating the construction of such unusual projects as: how to build a Western Gamelan (Balanese ‘orchestra’), examples of giant environmental Sound Sculptures, Sound Sculpture designed for a new ‘people’s music,’ and so on.

Contributing artists include Harry Partch, Bernard Baschet, François Baschet, Stephan Von Huene, David Jacobs, John Chowning, Walter Wright, David Rothenberg, Lou Harrison, David Rosenboom, Bill Colvig, Corey Fischer, R. Murray Schafer, and others.

 

Iannis Xenakis: Music and Architecture (2008)

Architectural Projects, Texts, and Realizations

This major work fills a major lacuna in the literature by bringing together for the first time all of the projects, realizations and texts related to architecture by the multi-faceted Xenakis who worked with Le Corbusier for 12 years. Sharon Kanach assisted the composer in gathering the texts for this his last ambitious project.

Codex Seraphinianus [PDF, 55.4mb] 1978.

Born in Rome in 1949, Luigi Serafini is best known for his visual tour-de-force the Codex Seraphinianus. Originally published in 1981 in a strictly limited edition, the Codex is an asemic encyclopedia of an alien world. Lushly illustrated, each of the Codex’s 11 chapters explore what Douglas Hofstadter categorized as both « grotesque and disturbing » and « extreme beautiful and visionary » surreal images of a fictional world. Long considered to be written in an uncrackable code, Serafini admitted in 2009 that the Codex Seraphinianus is actually written asemically in order to echo the feeling that children have when first encountering the written word.

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Architecture is a subject which demands to be understood in context: that is, within the context of its production (society, economics, politics, culture) and the context of its consumption, representation and interpretation (different academic disciplines, interest groups, institutions, users). In the light of enormous and rapid shifts in theoretical, historical and critical debates, particularly with respect to feminism, understanding architecture in relation to gender demands an urgent contextualisation.

Constellations – Trajectoires révolutionnaires du jeune 21è siècle par le collectif mauvaise troupe

De ce début de siècle, nous avons encore le souvenir. De ses révoltes, de ses insoumissions, nous sommes nombreux à ne rien vouloir oublier. Nous savons pourtant que nous vivons dans un monde qui s’en emparera, nous en dépossédera afin que des enseignements n’en soient jamais tirés, et que rien de ce qui est advenu ne vienne repassionner les subversions à venir.