Category Archives: Music

Babette Babich – The Hallelujah Effect

Babette Babich’s book The Hallelujah Effect: Philosophical Reflections on Music, Performance Practice, and Technology is now available at a much-discounted price. This book studies the working efficacy of Leonard Cohen’s song Hallelujah in the context of today’s network culture. Especially as recorded … Continue reading

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The music of my year

An alphabetical list of the music I most enjoyed from this year’s releases (see lists from 2013 and 2012). Anathema, Distant Satellites (KScope) Another Penny, Another Penny (Phoenix Folk) – a duo including my friend and one-time co-author, Adam Holden Antemasque, Antemasque (Nadie) Adrian Belew, Flux  – an app of ever-changing musical snippets and … Continue reading

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Books received – Linklater on land, Stubbs on Krautrock, Recherches 13 and Foucault, Lefebvre et. al. interviews

A book of interviews with, among others, Foucault and Lefebvre; one of the collaborative projects with which Foucault  was involved; David Stubbs, Future Days: Krautrock and the Building of Modern Germany and Andro Linklater‘s last book Owning the Earth: The Transforming History of Land … Continue reading

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A week at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design – speaking about Iraq and Nigeria, urban territory and Lefebvre

I’m now on my way home from a very interesting and enjoyable week at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design. The invitation was to give one of the two keynote talks to a conference on the Identity, Sovereignty, and Global Politics in … Continue reading

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David Stubbs, Future Days: Krautrock and the Building of Modern Germany

This looks very interesting – David Stubbs, Future Days: Krautrock and the Building of Modern Germany. West Germany after the Second World War was a country in shock: estranged from its recent history, and adrift from the rest of Europe. But … Continue reading

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In a Miles Davis Way

I missed the formal opening a few days ago, but on the way to the opening plenary of LeftForum today, I made a detour to the newly named Miles Davis Way – the block between West End Avenue and Riverside Drive on W … Continue reading

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Mapping the songs of Tom Waits

Interactive map of locations in the songs of Tom Waits.

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