THREE PARADOXES OF CONTEMPORARY MUSIC
MARY MELTING MEDIATION BAUERMEISTER
Mary Bauermeister represented what is missing in the ever-turning carousel: We need to establish contexts that are independent of both, culture-industry and the state, in which music can be played, performed, developed, discussed and criticized. We mourn Mary Bauermeister, grandmother of Fluxus, melting pot of the arts.
THE LEGACY OF POLITICAL MUSIC
The composer and pianist Frederic Rzewski died on June 26th, 2021. In this conversation, Rzewski, towards the end of his life, was able to conceive of himself as a symptom and to reflect on the legacy of political music around the revolt of 1968, its potentials, limitations, and ultimately, its failure. As a representative of a generation of political musicians, he gave an account of its legacy.
WHEN FATE CROWS AND NOBODY CAN HEAR IT
This article discusses the work of Viennese artist Georg Nussbaumer (1964) in the constellation of contemporary questions of media and material and historical consciousness in music. Transforming the coordinates of traditional musical work, the essay suggests Nussbaumers work as mixed martial arts instead of multi media art.
PARTISAN CRITIQUE @ WIEN MODERN
Partisan Notes organized a four-day workshop in music criticism at Wien Modern. A record by the three workshop participants Laurenz Entekhabi, Linda Schachinger and Nora Sprenger
PARTISAN CRITIQUE @ CRESC... BIENNALE FRANKFURT/MAIN
Visite Critique at Cresc... Biennale in Frankfurt sur le Main, February 17-20, 2023. More infos will be distributed, soon.
PARTISAN CRITIQUE @ TZLIL MEUDCAN, TEL AVIV
The third Partisan Critique workshop in music criticism will take place within the framework of the musicological roundtables at the Tzlil Meudcan festival for contemporary music in Tel Aviv (3-7.2023).
PARTISAN CRITIQUE @ DARMSTADT
Visite Critique the Darmstadt Summer Course. More information will be destributed soon.