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Issue 2

Contents


Issue 1

Contents

EDITORIAL (VERSION)

TWO LETTERS ON HARMONY
Sean Bonney
Sean Bonney disrupts, destroys and rips apart the harmonic systems of music and exchange.

MY LIFE
Anne Boyer
Mary J Blige, Lyn Hejinian and Anne Boyer trade notes on what it means to call ones life a Life.

ITINERANT IDEA-ISM
Seymour Wright
Itinerant speculations on Don Cherry’s 1966 visit to London.

NOW IS THE ONLY PLACE WHERE THINGS CAN ACTUALLY HAPPEN:AN INTERVIEW WITH JOE MCPHEE
Stevphen Shukaitis
The saxophonist Joe McPhee talks to Stevphen Shukaitis on the intersections of improvisation, black nationalism, and jazz history in his work.

TNOONA / TENDERNESS / SBN-A-1 66K
Howard Slater
Three poems by Howard Slater.

GHETTO THERMODYNAMICS
Dhanveer Singh Brar
Dhanveer Brar traces DJ Rashad’s music to its roots in black radical social life.

ELEGY, OR THE POETICS OF SURPLUS
Commune Editions
What is the relationship between music, dance and the poetic? Commune Editions on timeliness, turfing and mourning.

A MUSICAL PUKING
Alberto Savinio
Alberto Savinio, real name Andrea Francesco Alberto de Chirico (25 August 1891 – 5 May 1952) was an Italian writer, painter, musician, essayist, playwright, set designer and composer. He was the younger brother of the painter Giorgio de Chirico.

HARDCORE TILL I DIE
Kev Nickells
Kev Nickells unearths the abject and disavowed history of happy hardcore and finds a resistance hidden in plain sight.

MEDIA, SECESSION AND RECESSION
Anthony Iles & Eve Lear
Anthony Iles assembles a personalised and politicised history of UK dance culture in relation to singular and mass unemployment, with accompanying art work by Eve Lear.

CRUEL OPTIMISM OF THE WILL IN BAY AREA PUNK PRODUCTION
Johanna Isaacson
Johanna Isaacson examines contradictions of utopianism, authenticity and expressive negation in Bay Area DIY punk.

THE SABOTAGE OF RENT
Matteo Pasquinelli
There is a red line connecting the art colonization of urban spaces, the mode of production specific to knowledge society, and the financial tricks of speculative capitalism. Matteo Pasquinelli on the three dyads: art and metropolis, art and mode of production and art and financial crisis.

THE FACTORY SONGS OF MR TOAD
Martin Glaberman
Three poems by the auto worker, labour organiser and associate of the Johnson-Forrest Tendency, Martin Glaberman.

AND SOMETIMES THE WHOLE ROOM WOULD BE SINGING:MUSIC, GENDER AND FACTORY LABOUR UNDER INDUSTRIAL CAPITALISM
Emma Robertson, Michael Pickering & Marek Korczynski
How did industrialisation, and subsequently the uptake of broadcast music in factories, come to effect and replace pre-industrial musical forms, and how did women workers react to these changes?

AURAL CONTRACT: FORENSIC LISTENING AND THE REORGANIZATION OF THE SPEAKING-SUBJECT
Lawrence Abu Hamdan
Lawrence Abu Hamdan chronicles how the State utilises the pseudo science of forensic listening to preserve juridical and territorial power.

EXCURSIONS INTO THE NEGATIVE FIELD
Simon Yuill

A LETTER TO THE EDITORS
Iain Boal

CREDITS / CONTRIBUTORS

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