Saturday, February 08, 2003


Virginia Anderson introduces EMC: “Founded by Christopher Hobbs in 1969, the Experimental Music Catalogue provided, in a series of anthologies, the best in modern music of the 1960s and 1970s. Experimental Music Catalogue composers included Hobbs, John White, Howard Skempton, Michael Parsons, Cornelius Cardew, Hugh Shrapnel, Michael Nyman, Gavin Bryars and other members of the British Experimental movement and the Scratch Orchestra, as well as international composers. In the spirit of the original, the Experimental Music Catalogue has been revived by its founder... For the past two years, response to [this] site has been gratifying, as a new generation has taken to experimental music in all its forms; of classic text-based and graphic pieces, of indeterminate and systemic music, of music from traditional tonal and other-tonal sound worlds. You will find here pieces by Hobbs, White, Smith, Shrapnel, Parsons, Cardew, and other experimental composers and writers.”

There are also some good on-links to other associated sites. Several of the links above have sound samples.

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