Erewhon Calling, edited by Bruce Russell in association with Richard Francis and the Audio Foundation – review

By Gary Steel In Books

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17th January, 2013
A survey of experimental music-making in New Zealand is long overdue and Erewhon Calling achieves its purpose simply by being. Our sonic adventurers have made lasting impressions in foreign territories but have remained steadfastly invisible at home, and this slim (191-page) volume of essays addresses that problem, adding considerably to the documentation of experimental scenes throughout the country. So why does the above read like faint praise? Purporting to be about “the full range of ‘non-standard’ audio practices in contemporary NZ culture … from the borders of composed ...

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