In the year 2214, the Center for Humanistic Study has discovered an unpublished manuscript by Joanna Demers, a musicologist who lived some two centuries before. Her writing interrogates the music of artists ranging from David Bowie and Scott Walker to Kanye West and The KLF. Questioning how people of the early twenty-first century could have believed that music was alive, and that music was simultaneously on the brink of extinction, light is shed on why the United States subsequently chose to eliminate the humanities from universities, and to embrace fascism...
An examination of why modern art can be easier to appreciate than modern music.
David Bowie: every single song. Everything you want to know, everything you didn't know.
A new system for imagining music, built on the infnite possibilities of twenty-first century technology.
Rhian E. Jones
Class and gender in Britpop and after, and why 'chav' is a feminist issue.
Neoliberalism co-opts noisy riots like feminism and hardcore music--can melancholic siren songs fight back?
A Punch and Judy show of intellectual diaspora making mincemeat of some pop culture sacred cows
An imagined retrospective of apocalyptic art
If the Sex Pistols and The Clash represented punk's sacred, then The Stranglers were its profane. Strangled sets out to explain why discussion of this most taboo of bands has for so long been silenced-a collective cultural Omerta.
An anthology featuring the most astute commentators and participants of the underground rise of punk, in this nuanced portrait of the era.
Declares the relationship between sound art and music “colloquial”: spoken and accessible, rather than locked behind disciplinary boundaries.