Experimental Music: audio explorations in Australia
published by UNSW Press
The website is an unfunded, independent activity undertaken to accompany the book, including sections as: National Calendar, Artist Directory and Resource List.
Written by artists, producers and participants in alternative music-making, and including a companion CD, Experimental Music: audio explorations in Australia explores the development of forms, ideas and scenes from the 1970s to the present. It brings together a wide range of musical experimentation, from post-punk, noise, appropriation, electronic dance and listening music, to free improv, computer process music, experimental radio, instrument building and audiovisual fusions. Experimental Music illustrates how these forms have influenced each other to create a fertile and diverse musical culture in Australia, and highlights why it is vital to question, experiment and break the rules.
Written by: Julian Knowles, Ian Andrews with John Blades, Cat Hope, Shannon O’Neill, Bo Daley, Alistair Riddell, Jim Denley, Virginia Madsen, Sean Bridgeman, Gail Priest. edited by Gail Priest