Thursday, November 20, 2008

welcome

inspired by a recent thread on IHM ("Critics") and following somewhat in the specific journalistic tradition of IMJ magazine, I decided to start a site which will be run by myself (Jon Abbey) and Bhob Rainey, featuring texts related to EAI and the tangential areas (I hope to at least slightly broaden the scope over time). many of these will be musicians writing on other musicians, some of the unheard or underheard (in print form) voices in this music. the pieces will also possibly be in flux after being initially published, so the writers can add, elaborate, delete, whatever, if and when they want, and the idea is to eventually hit enough of a critical mass of quality content so that we have a book.

so, I've been gradually asking people to do specific pieces, and hopefully those will start to come in before too long. in the meantime, respected Tokyo critic Yoshiyuki Kitazato published a lengthy report on the AMPLIFY 2008: light festival this week on a Japanese social networking site and has happily given his permission for Yuko to translate it and for us to use it here to get the ball rolling. hope you enjoy it!

please note that all text on this site is property of the author and the site, and cannot be used elsewhere without permission. also, all photos on this site are by Yuko Zama unless otherwise noted, and also cannot be used elsewhere without her permission.

5 comments:

Brian Olewnick said...

Excellent. Good luck on this.

Gerardo said...

Yeah, thanks for this Jon, and best of luck with this project.

Dan Warburton said...

Good review, nicely written and well translated. Thanks for posting it.

Jon said...

thanks, guys! nice to see you here, Dan...

Jeffrey Collins: Painter said...

Thanks Jon. Just got introduced to this blog and am having a great time learning even more about experimental musics. Keep the papers coming.
Cheers.