23 March 2012

Musical erasure

Milan Knizak's "destroyed music" originated in the 60s by playing warped records and went on to other treatments like sticking tapes over records, painting, burning, cutting up -- including erasure of notes, bars, etc from musical scores. Interventions that were hard on the record players, and undoubtedly on the ears of listeners too. But the 60s were a crazy time.

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