Yes, But Is It Edible? Will Holder, Alex Waterman (Eds.). New Documents.

Posted in books, distribution, music, typography, writing on November 29th, 2014
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Yes, But Is It Edible? Will Holder, Alex Waterman (Eds.). New Documents.

Some years ago, Will Holder and Alex Waterman proposed to Robert Ashley that musicians and non-musicians might produce new versions of his operas, by way of typographical scores. The bulk of Yes, But Is It Edible? is a result of that proposal: scores for Dust (1998) and Celestial Excursions (2003). These operas’ characters have, until now, been solely produced by and are the stories exchanged between Ashley and his “band” (singers Sam Ashley, Joan La Barbara, Thomas Buckner, and Jacqueline Humbert); and in landscapes produced by “Blue” Gene Tyranny, Tom Hamilton, David Moodey, Cas Boumans, and Mimi Johnson—the result of a thirty-year relationship.

The scores for Dust and Celestial Excursions are preceded by a selection of Ashley’s work, from 1963 to 2008, drawing attention to the varying relations between instruction and score, and the tones of instructional address. Working with these scores gave us a better sense of how each one produces a specific mode of decision-making, telling us what to put on the pages of the scores, for any reader who follows.

Yes, But Is It Edible? is the fourth in a series of publications produced with or by Will Holder and Alex Waterman that a musicological perspective on scoring speech, and the role of printed matter in collective forms of reading and writing: Agape (Miguel Abreu Gallery, 2007); Between Thought and Sound (The Kitchen, 2008); and The Tiger’s Mind (with Beatrice Gibson; Sternberg Press, 2012).

Language: English
Pages: 784
Size: 23.5 x 29.3 cm
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 978-1-927354-09-4

43€
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Record Label Symposium: Chapter Music, Bedroom Suck & Room40 in Conversation @ Motto IMA. 20.11.2014.

Posted in events, Motto IMA, music on November 18th, 2014
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Record Label Symposium: Chapter Music, Bedroom Suck & Room40 in Coversation @ Motto IMA. 20.11.2014.

The IMA, Motto and Room40 present a public conversation between three of Australia’s most influential record label owners: Guy Blackman (Chapter Music), Joe Alexander (Bedroom Suck) and Lawrence English (Room40).

A selection of merchandise from each label will be available during the evening, as well as giveaways and a special Room40 raffle. The evening will be brought to a close with our speakers playing some of their favorite records.

 

Event will begin at 6.00pm.
Talk will begin at 6.30pm (approx. 45 mins).

Refreshments will be served. This is a public event, admission is free.

Thursday 20th November.

Motto IMA
Institute of Modern Art
Ground Floor, Judith Wright Centre
420 Brunswick Street
Fortitude Valley
Brisbane QLD 4006
Australia

 

Lee Gamble Album Launch and Talk @ Motto Berlin. 25.09.2014.

Posted in events, Motto Berlin event, music on September 22nd, 2014
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KOCH album launch / In conversation with Lee Gamble & Lisa Blanning.

Please join us in celebrating the release of Lee Gamble’s new album KOCH, his second for the illustrious record label, PAN. Lee will also discuss his work with music Journalist, Lisa Blanning (The Fader, Electronic Beats).

Sharing some stylistic affinity with his previous records, which excavated his deeply personal history with UK jungle and rave, and techno, this new work dives even deeper to reveal a singu- lar and intimate musical vantage point, shifting to approaching music as projection, state, hallucination, an other place. In ‘KOCH’, we experience an artist constructing a future after time spent deconstructing the past.

Thursday 25th September, 19.30 – 22.00.

Motto Berlin
im Hinterhof
Skalitzerstr. 68
10997 Berlin

zweikommasieben #9 launch w, Call Super (Houndstooth) @ Sounds of the Universe, London.10.07.2014.

Posted in art, collage, design, events, graphic design, Journals, music, photography, writing on July 9th, 2014
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zweikommasieben #9 launch w, Call Super (Houndstooth) @ Sounds of the Universe, London.10.07.2014.

Please join us for the London launch of zweikommasieben #9, with:

Call Super  (Houndstooth)

zweikommasieben (2,7) is a Swiss music journal that has been devoted to the documentation of contemporary club culture since the summer of 2011. Each issue features artist interviews and essays, as well as a particular focus on design, photography and illustration.

Artists featured in the new issue include: Andy Stott, The Haxan Cloak, TR\\ER (aka Truss & Tessela), Cyclobe, Helena Hauff, Ensemble Economique & AUN, Terranova, Call Super and Vatican Shadow.

Published by Präsens Editionen & Motto Books.

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Thursday 10th July, 18.30 start.

SOUNDS OF THE UNIVERSE
7 Broadwick Street
Soho
London
W1F 0DA

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zweikommasieben #9 launch w, Helena Hauff (PAN, Werkdiscs) @ Motto Berlin.05.07.2014.

Posted in distribution, events, graphic design, illustration, magazines, Motto Books, music, photography, writing on July 1st, 2014
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zweikommasieben #9 launch w, Helena Hauff (PAN) @ Motto Berlin.05.07.2014.

Please join us for the Berlin launch of zweikommasieben #9, with:

Helena Hauff  (PAN, Werkdiscs, Panzerkreuz Records)
Four S  (Haunter Records)
Konkrit

zweikommasieben (2,7) is a Swiss music journal that has been devoted to the documentation of contemporary club culture since the summer of 2011. Each issue features artist interviews and essays, as well as a particular focus on design, photography and illustration.

Artists featured in the new issue include: Andy Stott, The Haxan Cloak, TR\\ER (aka Truss & Tessela), Cyclobe, Helena Hauff, Ensemble Economique & AUN, Terranova, Call Super and Vatican Shadow.

Published by Präsens Editionen & Motto Books.

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Saturday 5th July, 16.00 start.

Motto Berlin
Skalitzer Str. 68
im Hinterhof
10997 Berlin

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The Burning Sand Vol. 3. Sarah Lowndes (Ed.).

Posted in art, distribution, literature, magazines, music, poetry, writing on June 12th, 2014

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The Burning Sand Vol. 3. Sarah Lowndes (Ed.).

Volume 3 of Glasgow-based bi-annual prose poetry and art magazine The Burning Sand, was edited by Sarah Lowndes and designed by Sophie Dyer and Maeve Redmond.

It includes distinctive voices including a new image-text work from artist Kathryn Elkin, a collaborative contribution by Wolf (musician and composer Kim Moore and artist Fergus Dunnet), Jenny Brownrigg’s story, Five art curators consider transforming an interior, three Untitled acrylic paintings composed on pieced newspaper by Tony Swain, Nerea Bello’s eloquent analysis of the controversial annual ritual Alarde parade, Lauren Gault’s evocative composition Such Lush Detail and Luke Fowler’s researches into the live electronic work of maverick Canadian composer Martin Bartlet.

Language: English
Pages: 48

Price: € 4,70

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Konzert Minimal & Ensemble Quiver plays Antoine Beuger @ Motto Berlin. 12.06.2014

Posted in events, music on June 11th, 2014

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Konzert Minimal & Ensemble Quiver plays Antoine Beuger
Thursday, June 12th @ Motto Berlin
from 7pm
Free entrance / Suggested donation

Konzert Minimal meets Quiver
to play Antoine Beuger’s Ockeghem Octets

in the Courtyard of the Motto bookshop

A celebration of Konzert Minimal’s first CD release on the British label:
‘Another Timbre’ featuring the piece ‘Tschirtner tunings for Twelve’ by Antoine Beuger

Preview: http://youtu.be/8AA1VA4mcH0

This CD, and others by the different members of the ensembles,
will be for sale in the Motto bookshop.

Konzert Minimal (Berlin)

Johnny Chang – viola
Catherine Lamb – viola
Koen Nutters – bass
Rishin Singh – trombone

Ensemble Quiver (Melbourne)

Aviva Endean – clarinets
Jonathan Heilbron – bass
Rebecca Lane – flutes
Matthias Schack-Arnott – percussion

http://www.timescraper.de/_concert-series/konzert-minimal.html

http://www.australianmusiccentre.com.au/article/quiver

http://www.anothertimbre.com/

Zweikommasieben #9. Präsens Editionen / Motto Books.

Posted in distribution, magazines, Motto Books, music on June 11th, 2014

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Zweikommasieben #9. Präsens Editionen / Motto Books.

New bilingual edition (English / German)

Featuring Andy Stott, The Haxan Cloak, Truss & Tessela, Cyclobe, Helena Hauff, Ensemble Economique & AUN, Terranova, Call Super, Vatican Shadow.

Pages: 108
Size: 27.5 x 18 cm

Price: €12.00

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Motto Disco 12: KLAAR

Posted in Motto Disco, music on June 3rd, 2014
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Motto Disco 12: KLAAR – Horizonte II.

Motto Mix 12: KLAAR by Mottobooks on Mixcloud

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Szondi/Eden. Olaf Nicolai. Motto Books.

Posted in art, books, distribution, Motto Books, music on May 28th, 2014
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Szondi/Eden

Published on the occasion of the 8th Berlin Biennale.

Silkscreen in black and silver.
Edition of 300.

Author: Olaf Nicolai
Publisher: Motto Books
Language: English / German
Binding: Hardcover

€45.00

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