Who: Christian Bök: who's work spans thrillingly conceptual poetry to body-shaking vocal performances. (If you dug Steve McCaffery at INSTAL last year: Christian will be talking about one of McCaffery's major works, and displaying some seriously post-McCaffery-esque chops).
Craig Dworkin: one of the chief practitioners/ champions/ thinkers of conceptual writing, who's own brilliant work often takes medium-reflexivity to its impossible conclusion .
JLIAT: UK conceptual/ drone/ noise artist, who is seriously posing what might seem to be unanswerable questions of music.
What: Insanely expressive sound poetry and absurdly, arduously conceptual writing that asks us to reconsider what it means to read.
Far/clear sighted and self-erasing future musics as non-representative fictions that ask us what it means to listenâ¦
Why: Conceptual writing exhaustively tries to exceed established ways of making art (the various permutations of what we try, (or try not) to express and intend), by (as it turns out) very similar means to the complex ways JLIAT has advanced the boundaries of what can even be considered music.
What, we ask (in a modest way), is to be done, so as to exceed tradition?
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