Friday 18 March 2016

Episode 13: Incipient Intentions

"Music points to true language in the sense that content is apparent in it, but it does so at the cost of unambiguous meaning, which has migrated to the languages of intentionality. And as though Music, that most eloquent of all languages, needed consoling for the curse of ambiguity - its mythic aspect, intentions are poured into it." Theodor Adorno, 'Music and Language - A Fragment'

Final episode for a couple months. Given little foresight, Beholder Halfway has often amounted to sociological interrogation of issues around popular musics, but there are severe limits to the sociological imagination's capacity to inform music. With this in mind, on this finale episode, I wanted to elicit statements, at times profound and others banal, by musicians about music, as a way of marking the limits of the sociological imagination.

Image: still from Morgan Fisher, Projection Instructions (1976)

TJ Hustler, The Individual You
Black Warrior, Move
Gigi Masin, Miren Miren Maitea
Interview with John Coltrane
Amiri Baraka/the Advanced Workers, You Was Dancin' You Need to be Marchin'
Edgar Froese, Police Disco
Linda Perhacs,  BBC Interview
Phil Niblock, Hurdy Hurry
Big L, Put It On (acapella)
Fatima Al Qadiri, Curfew
Nurse With Wound, Alien [Act Side Second Band]
Interview with Nina Simone
Test Dept., Slow Hunger
Interview with the Supremes
Henri Roger, Au Dela Du Langage
Interview with GG Allin
Patchfinder, Das Herz
Interview with Dead Kennedys
Interview with Crass
Guy Debord, Critique de la Separation (audio excerpt)
Interview with Karlhein Stockhausen
Harald Grosskopf, 1847 Earth
Interview with MF Grimm
Michael Wadleigh (Dir.), Woodstock (1970) (audio excerpt)
Interview with Gucci Mane
Interview with Garth Brooks
Inga Copeland, Advice for Young Girls (w/ Actress)