Friday, August 10, 2012

Welcome to nowhere

To be launched at the Now! Here! Festival (10th August 2012), the book Erewhon Calling is a survey of how a bunch of antipodean misfits and malcontents have forged new ways and new reasons to make noise, here at the end of the earth.

Edited by Bruce Russell (the Dead C), in association with Richard Francis and Zoe Drayton; the aim of this book is to survey the full range of "non-standard" audio practices in contemporary NZ culture. 

The book's remit runs from the borders of composed art music, through improvised noise, to deconstructed "rock'n pop filth"; and every genre, every scene, every permutation of unconventional audio practice in-between. 

A range of artists and informed commentators mainly tell their own stories, describe their own work, and outline their own goals in working on the fringes of audio culture. 

Included are Phil Dadson, Bruce Russell, Michael Morley, Alastair Galbraith, White Saucer, Andrew Clifford, Jeff Henderson, (Taite Music Prize judge) Jon Bywater, Campbell Kneale and Antony Milton, Vitamin S, Rachel Shearer, Richard Francis, Rosy Parlane, Kiran Dass and many others.

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