Arika delivers a manifesto

EVENT

12 Nov 2010
Tramway, Glasgow

ARTISTS

Three (thankfully short) chats wherein we try and get at what's eating us with regards to experimental music, and what we think might be worth salvaging. 

What we wrote about it at the time: Who: Arika organise INSTAL. We'll work with the folks at the Glasgow Open School in an set of open chats in preparation for these discussions and in preparation of the Collective Manifesto document that will be available at the events. (Also see below)

 

What: Three (thankfully short) chats wherein we try and get at what's eating us with regards to experimental music, and what we think might be worth salvaging. You yawn, of course. Or maybe you'll tell us what you think. Maybe we could have a frank chat about it. We might agree on something. You might prove us wrong. Let's see. 

 

Why: There's no point lurking in the background: we have a few things to get off our chests.

 

  • Video

  • Collective Manifesto - Attempt Number 1 - Handout

    Extract

    All of the following text is copied from other people’s writing; amended only for consistency, to make it apply to music, or scripted to falsely present an individual, authorial voice. That Barry couldn’t resist the proprietary notion of self-expression is part of the ploy <-> problem.

    Barry pre-recorded and played back these ‘talks’, openly trying to pass off them off as his own, to the Glasgow Open School last week, pointing out the falseness of what he was trying at the time. After a little time, they recorded their own collective conversation and responses to ‘his’ ‘talk’.

    Rather than any individual, subjective talk by Barry at INSTAL, this secondary, collective recording (a group subjectivity?) will be played instead.

    As such, the following text is simply meant to allow you (should you want) to have something akin to the information Glasgow Open School responded to. We don’t want to hide any part of the process. In fact: We hope you might continue it. 

     

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