the music in issue five of Angry Violist zine

Is experimental string playing the new rock’n’roll?
Tongue in cheek ad for Schoenburg’s twelve tone composition, a.k.a. “the second Viennese school”:

The music video of the ‘Cage against the machine’ campaign to get celebrity-drenched recording of 4″33 to number one:

Revolution Number 9, The Beatles, 1968 — I love that string motif at 00:31

Hymnen, Stockhausen, 1966/67

The Rite of Spring, Igor Stravinsky, 1913

The Noise Rainbow
White noise

Pink noise

Brown noise

Corenelius Cardew and the Scratch Orchestra
The Great Learning, Cardew and the Scratch Orchestra, 1968-70 (this recording in 1981)

Treatise, Cornelius Cardew, 1963-67 (this recording/interpretaition in 2009)

Star-spangled banner, Jimi Hendrix, 1969

Heroes and all-stars of string playing
Tony Conrad & Faust, from Outside of the Dream Syndicate, 1972

Polly Bradfield, Solo Improvisations for Violin, 1979
Listen/read about it here

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Issue five out now!

Run out of viola-based reading matter? Well, turn that frown upside down mister because Issue Five of Angry Violist zine is out now!

This issue has a technicolor cover and is 34 pages long This issues’s theme is (vaguely) psychology.

Inside you’ll find

  • Punk rock viola outreach: a self-help guide for when you are musically lost, alone and have no-one to turn to
  • Is experimental string playing the new rock’n’roll/punk rock? A brief history of alarming classical music
  • The noise rainbow
  • Cornelius Cardew and the Scratch Orchestra
  • Graphic scores and psychology
  • Sports psychology for musicians
  • Heroes and all-stars of string-playing
  • RIP Billy Bang
  • And much more less
You can get it at the Camden Zine Fest where I’ll be tabling, or from my Etsy shop.