Closed System | Composition

With this theme we're aiming to highlight compositions that worked within very defined terms and situations, not necessarily musical, but formally closed in some way. As the archive is further populated with documentation from the Instal and Kill Your Timid Notion events over the coming months, this theme will become a more in depth exploration of Closed Systems and Composition. In the meantime, check out Mattin and Ray Brassier's bamboozling scored performance about the limits of improvisation and freedom.

To give you some context, these paired theme ‘terms’ we are proposing are not synonyms nor are they binary oppositions but words that combine to (hopefully) produce un-rational anti-categories. The aim is to allow (encourage) the archive to be read in ways counter to normative or reductive categories. To allow things in the archive to appear in sometimes unlikely groupings and to resist essentialism.