For a label named Nonvisualobjects, issuing a book would seem an incomprehensible move. But, as Heribert Friedl and Raphael Moser explain in the introduction, they did it just in case that “the inevitable decay of digitally stored media” cancels every trace of this kind of art and culture.
For anyone interested in modern-day approaches to experimental electro-acoustic music, especially the more minimal interpretations, Extract | Portraits of Soundartists is a valuable, practical, and enjoyable reference.
V. A. : EXTRACT-PORTRAITS OF SOUNDARTISTS (NVO_011)
The premise sounds simple. Vienna based Non Visual Objects imprint invited twenty-two sound artists to present a piece of work. Over time, two CDs worth of sounds were filed.
It is encouraging that at last there seems to be a genuine groundswell of interest in the sonic arts here in the UK, in part stimlulated, no doubt by groundbreaking tomes by David Toop, followed by his inspirational Sonic Boom Festival in London some years back, which to some extent defined the paradigm shift in public understanding and acceptance of sound art.
In solo due anni d’esistenza e poco più di una decina di produzioni la Nonvisualobjects di Heribert Friedl e Raphael Moser si candida ad un ruolo di primo piano nell’ambito internazionale della sound art
In the larger room were mostly the dance music, in the smaller space more experimental and quieter or quirky offerings.
Intensifies the brain’s hunger for information and input: A fascinating read and listen throughout.