Out of Studio

Luigi Russolo’s Cacophonous Futures

Luigi Russolo’s Cacophonous Futures.  By Peter Tracy What does the future sound like? In the early 20th century, one answer rang out from Luigi Russolo’s intonarumori ” lever-operated machines designed to pop, sough, shriek, and shock. Peter Tracy explores the ambitions behind Italian Futurism’s experiments with noise… Read More

BBC Radiophonic

BBC Radiophonic Workshop Director: Roger Pomphrey.   The BBC’s Radiophonic Workshop was set up in 1958, born out of a desire to create ‘new kinds of sounds’. The Alchemists of Sound looks at this creative group from… Read More

Dub Anthology

One of history’s best music lists “ was made by a teenager named Snoopy in the summer of 1977. In the London music newspaper Black Echoes, he published his 125 favorite albums from the golden age of dub reggae. Forty-four years later, thanks to a… Read More

Jeffrey Ladd: a tour of my bookshelves.

Jeffrey Ladd: a tour of my bookshelves. From his studio in Koln, Jeffrey Ladd takes us on a detailed tour of his wide-ranging, idiosyncratic, and constantly surprising book collection, discussing inventive use of images in punk posters, eccentric advertising materials, photo books, and beyond. Read More

The Future Perfect Exhibition on Artoronto.ca

Christian McLeod’s solo exhibition Future Perfect at Toronto’s Gallery 133 transcribes in oils a state of expectation. Over the course of his career, McLeod has codified the staccato rhythms of his paint application into shorthand, much like a stenographer moving quickly to record in… Read More

Future Perfect Exhbitiion Invite

Future Perfect Exhibition

Christian McLeod’s Future Perfect Exhibition of beautiful, tangible response to the pandemic and our relationship to this incubating period is rife with colour and emotion. In this series, McLeod expresses ideas relating to quarantine, lock down, and our collective hopes and dreams for what could happen once… Read More

Sophie Taeuber-Arp

’In a flower, in a beetle, every line, every form, every color has arisen from a deep necessity.’ Sophie Taeuber-Arp ’Like music this art is tangible inner reality. She was already dividing the surface of a watercolor into squares and rectangles which she juxtaposed horizontally… Read More

The Birth of Loop

The Birth of Loop. A Short History of Looping Music by Michael Peters Looping Music today typically employs tape delay/feedback systems, digital delay devices, or computers to create repetitions of sounds. These repetitions can either remain limited to simple repeated phrases, or they are allowed… Read More