SPOOKY LAUNCHES "SOUND UNBOUND" IN VIENNA

SPOOKY LAUNCHES „SOUND UNBOUND“ IN VIENNA

Hi you all – I’ve been doing book launches for my new book „Sound Unbound“ for the last couple of months. It’s been one of MIT’s top selling books of the year, and basically, we’ve had an excellent run in cities like Berlin, London, Paris, Stockholm, Milan, Rome, San Franicsco, NY, L.A., Seattle, Boston etc etc The Vienna book launch is coming up in a couple of days. If you have any friends there, please forward the info. There’ll be lots of people from different scenes for the launch, and well… I think it’ll be pretty fun. If you still need info on the book, just go to the website: www.soundunbound.com <http://www.soundunbound.com/>

Details below:
in peace,
Paul

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http://www.soundunbound.com

B O O K P R E S E N T A T I O N + L E C T U R E ? P E R F O R M A N C E
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17 Uhr | Empfang | Buchhandlung Walther K?nig
17:30?18.30 Uhr | Lecture-performance | Raum D/quartier21
anschl. | Come together | Buchhandlung Walther K?nig

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Table of Contents and Sample Chapters
If Rhythm Science was about the flow of things, Sound Unbound is about the remix-how music, art, and literature have blurred the lines between what an artist can do and what a composer can create. In Sound Unbound, Rhythm Science author Paul Miller aka DJ Spooky that Subliminal Kid asks artists to describe their work and compositional strategies in their own words. These are reports from the front lines on the role of sound and digital media in an information-based society.

The topics are as diverse as the contributors: composer Steve Reich offers a memoir of his life with technology, from tape loops to video opera; Miller himself considers sampling and civilization; novelist Jonathan Lethem writes about appropriation and plagiarism; science fiction writer Bruce Sterling looks at dead media; Ron Eglash examines racial signifiers in electrical engineering; media activist Naeem Mohaiemen explores the influence of Islam on hip hop; rapper Chuck D contributes „Three Pieces“; musician Brian Eno explores the sound and history of bells; Hans Ulrich Obrist and Philippe Parreno interview composerconductor Pierre Boulez; and much more.

„Press ‚play,'“ Miller writes, „and this anthology says ‚here goes.'“ The groundbreaking mix CD that accompanies the book features Nam Jun Paik, James Joyce, Jean Cocteau, Allen Ginsberg, Iggy Pop, the Dada Movement, John Cage, Gertrude Stein, Aphex Twin, Sonic Youth, and many other examples of avant-garde music. Most of the CD’s content comes from the archives of Sub Rosa, a legendary record label that has been the benchmark for archival sounds since the beginnings of electronic music.

Contributors:
David Allenby, Pierre Boulez, Catherine Corman, Chuck D, Erik Davis, Scott De Lahunta, Manuel DeLanda, Cory Doctorow, Eveline Domnitch, Frances Dyson, Ron Eglash, Brian Eno, Dmitry Gelfand, Dick Hebdige, Lee Hirsch, Vijay Iyer, Ken Jordan, Douglas Kahn, Daphne Keller, Beryl Korot, Jaron Lanier, Joseph Lanza, Jonathan Lethem, Carlo McCormick, Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky that Subliminal Kid, Moby, Naeem Mohaiemen, Alondra Nelson, Keith and Mendi Obadike, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Pauline Oliveros, Philippe Parreno, Ibrahim Quraishi, Steve Reich, Simon Reynolds, Scanner aka Robin Rimbaud, Nadine Robinson, Daniel Bernard Roumain (DBR), Alex Steinweiss, Bruce Sterling, Lucy Walker, Saul Williams, Jeff E. Winner. Special thanks for Editorial Assistance to Roy Christopher.

About the Editor
Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky that Subliminal Kid is a conceptual artist, writer, and musician living and working in New York City. His artwork has appeared in the Whitney Biennial, the Venice Biennale for Architecture, the Andy Warhol Museum, and many other venues. His written work has appeared in such publications as the Village Voice and Artforum. He is an editor of the magazine 21c (www.21cmagazine.com <http://www.21cmagazine.com/> ) and the author of Rhythm Science (MIT Press, 2004).

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Endorsements

„What a marvelous collection! This provocative and wide ranging book is packed with a vast number of facts and theories: the sound of creation in the Vedas, the Muslim influence on early hip hop, mathematical permutations of bell patterns (Eno), the term ‚Emptyv‘ (Chuck D). The essays criss cross over many aspects of sound–cosmic, chemical, political, economic. It sparks questions (Can sound be translated into light?) and presents bits of information like the name for Jamaican sound systems (‚Houses of Joy‘).

Plus you get to meet fascinating characters like Alex Steinweiss (album cover artist), Motown’s Berry Gordon and synthesizer pioneer Raymond Scott. And you get to consider how Bach’s style might have been influenced by his job copying Vivaldi scores. Reading Sound Unbound also invites you to reconsider techno hype, as when Bruce Sterling describes laptops as ‚colorful, buzzing cuddly things with the lifespan of hamsters.‘ I love this book!“
Laurie Anderson

„Paul Miller has grabbed disparate philosophies and references from the past five hundred years and tied them into a neat and interesting narrative on music, sound, and current thought in our time. Sound Unbound is an excellent reference on art–in the popular context–in the twenty-first century.“
Branford Marsalis

„It’s a lovely eclectic collection that is a nice antidote to the usual way music and the history of music is often categorized into high/low, pop/classical, or black/white. I like Sterling’s analogy between our beloved high-tech media and inscrutable indecipherable archaic media like Incan quipus. From Raymond Scott to the hidden racism in digital circuitry to a history of easy listening, there is enough inspiring weirdness here to fuel some musical fires for a good while.“
David Byrne

„Everything must be about one thing first, then it can be about many things. Paul Miller’s collection of texts is about one thing: the use of scanning in music and more generally the world around us. He gives us a single structure to put very different experiences and theoretical constructs into an overarching context. The result is always interesting and often illuminating. These essays by thinkers and practitioners range widely and produce their own static and interferences, but they fall into one perceptible rhythm. A good staging of an opera uses what you see on stage to make you hear better. Similarly, these reflections make it easier to tune in to the sometimes confusing soundscape of our dislocated, interrelated, networked times.“
Robert Wilson

„For the maverick rhythm scientist Paul D. Miller, sound is liquid; it spills over and slips under categories, firewalls, case law, and legal codes to find us and move us. In the same way, his important collection of sound thinkers and sound ideas calls us to remove the fake ’security‘ imposed on us by capital and state, and, more crucially, to reimagine freedom and reclaim our creativity.“
Jeff Chang
author of Can’t Stop Won’t Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop Generation

„Paul Miller is one of the best cultural radars in the world today. He always picks out the most relevant people working today and reveals previously unseen connections. If you want situational awareness about the world of sound, music, performance, computers, and ideas, read this book.“
Lev Manovich
Visual Arts Department, University of California, San Diego

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TONSPUR 2003?04:
TONSPUR: Ulrich Kurt K?hn, Peter Szely, Andrea Sodomka, Christof Cargnelli. Artists-in-Residence: Andres Bosshard, Robert Jacobsen, Ulrich Eller.
TONSPUR_live: Miha Horvat mit Miha Ciglar und Samo Pecar, Elmar Fr?schl, Martin Siewert, Silvia F?ssler/Billy Roisz, Andres Bosshard mit Michal Rataj und Zlatan Vukosavljevic.
TONSPUR_expanded: ?Klasse Bernhard Leitner. Arbeiten aus dem Klanglabor Peter B?hm?, Ausstellung in der ERSTE BANK ARENA im MuseumsQuartier Wien, 15.03.04 ? 25.04.04. <http://25.04.04./> Mit Oliver Bokan [*1973 ?2006], Ferdinand Harnoncourt-Unverzagt, Miha Horvat, Hans-J?rgen Poetz.

TONSPUR 2004?05:
TONSPUR: Norbert Math, Eva Ursprung. Artists-in-Residence: Sylva Smejkalova, Kalle Laar, Sigtryggur Berg Sigmarsson, Alvin Curran.
TONSPUR_live: Klaus Filip, [dy’na:mo], Ulrich Troyer, Augusta & Kalle Laar, Thilges 3, Syl. Eckermann & szely, Alvin Curran & friends (Franz Hautzinger, Andrea Sodomka, Erdem Tunakan, Mia Zabelka).

TONSPUR 2005?06:
TONSPUR: Ulrich Troyer. Artists-in-Residence: Miki Yui, Miha Ciglar, Hans Peter Kuhn & Junko Wada, Florian Wachinger/Kay-Uwe Rosseburg.
TONSPUR_live: Bernhard G?l, Bernhard Loibner, Elisabeth Penker mit Tobi Maier, Miha Ciglar mit Anja Grauf, Oliver Hangl mit maschek.

TONSPUR 2006?07:
TONSPUR: Werner Reiterer. Artists-in-Residence: Michael Graeve, Robin Rimbaud aka Scanner, Florian K?hnle, Davide Balula.
TONSPUR_live: Florian Schmeiser, Heribert Friedl + nonvisualobjects with guests (Bernhard G?l, Daniel Lercher, Peter Kutin), Peter Brandlmayr, Robin Rimbaud aka Scanner, Andreas Paolo Perger.
TONSPUR @: fluc, Wien, 28.07.07. <http://28.07.07./> Live-Performance von Robin Rimbaud aka Scanner. @: ?SOUND EFFECTS SEOUL 2007?, Seoul, 07.09.07 ? 07.10.07. <http://07.10.07./> ?The Potential Meanings Of Sound?, Ausstellung u. a. mit Miki Yui, Werner Reiterer. Kuratiert von Georg Weckwerth.

TONSPUR 2007?08:
TONSPUR: Gerhard R?hm. Artists-in-Residence: Kris Vleeschouwer (TONSPUR_expanded), Terry Fox [*1943 ?2008], Tilman K?ntzel, Gordon Monahan.
TONSPUR_live: Bernadette Reiter, elffriede, Hofstetter Kurt, szely feat. fii.
TONSPUR_expanded: ?Vom Klang der Kunst. TONSPUR_expanded?. Ausstellung im Freiraum/quartier21 und im ?ffentlichen Raum des MuseumsQuartier Wien, 11.01.08 ? 24.02.08. <http://24.02.08./> Mit Davide Balula, Reinhard Blum, Uwe Bressnik, Judith Fegerl, Sabine Groschup, Robert Jacobsen, Via Lewandowsky, Paul McCarthy, Carsten Nicolai, Jakob Scheid, Dan St. Clair, Maurice van Tellingen, Kris Vleeschouwer, Tamara Wilhelm, Achim Wollscheid. Kuratiert von Georg Weckwerth.
TONSPUR_spezial: Julius Deutschbauer ?SCHIMPFARENA?, anl?sslich der EURO2008, Karlsplatz/Resselpark, Wien, 08.06.08 ? 04.07.08. <http://04.07.08./> 4-Kanal-Tonspur mit Maja Degirmendzic, Michaela Falkner, Dorothea Schulz, Julia Zborowska.
TONSPUR @: Austrian Cultural Forum, New York, 28.05.08 ? 13.09.08. <http://13.09.08./> Julius Deutschbauer/TONSPUR Vienna ?Insult Arena?, in der Ausstellung ?Bread and Soccer. In the Arena of Art?. 4-Kanal-Tonspur mit Johnny Bliss, Yuri Correa, Julie Ryan, Taraka Rojas. @: ARS ELECTRONICA 2008. ?Tribute to TONSPUR 2003?2008?, Klangpark Linz, 08.09.08 + 09.09.08. <http://09.09.08./> Mit Ulrich Kurt K?hn, Peter Szely, Andrea Sodomka, Christof Cargnelli, Klasse Bernhard Leitner, Andres Bosshard, Robert Jacobsen, Ulrich Eller, Eva Ursprung, Norbert Math, Sylva Smejkalova, Kalle Laar, Sigtryggur Berg Sigmarsson, Alvin Curran, Ulrich Troyer, Miki Yui, Miha Ciglar, Hans Peter Kuhn, Michael Graeve, Werner Reiterer, Robin Rimbaud aka Scanner, Davide Balula, Terry Fox, Julius Deutschbauer, Tilman K?ntzel, Gerhard R?hm.

TONSPUR 2008?09: Olga Neuwirth. Artists-in-Residence: Brandon LaBelle, Christina Kubisch, N.N.
TONSPUR_live: Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky that Subliminal Kid, Christian Fennesz, N.N.
TONSPUR_spezial: N.N.

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TONSPUR supported by
quartier21, bm:ukk, Wien Kultur, K?R, ?AB, SKE, BOSE

Many Thanks to
quartier21-Management + Vitus Weh

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