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Can Music (Still) Be Critical?

This was the dissertation I wrote for my Art & Politics MA at Goldsmiths. It was an attempt to think through the idea of critique in relation to music, as well as an excuse to listen to loads of ‘political’ music from the late 20th century. 12,566 more words


Lachenmann: Ausklang (1984/85)

Location: departing before the grand depart
Score: yes

When encountering Lachenmann it is (rather too) easy to be distracted by the array of bangs, scrapes, whispers, and whistles from instruments whose practitioners will generally characterise their ideal sound quality as ‘sung’. ¬† 415 more words