NonMusic

How to create with and against Nietzsche a music box for blackness that is no longer a prelude to a deeper – more powerful – perhaps more evil – and more mysterious music, but the music itself: a non-music or a music utopia.

10 Nov , 2019  

A) Nietzsche and the music

Nietzsche’s work Die Geburt der Tragödie deals in depth with music. The book explains that the tragedy originated in the dithyrambos, where lyric poetry was danced and entered into the drama in which music was given the task of tuning the soul into the tragedy ...

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NonMusic

ALTER- : A REACTION TO THE ALTERMODERNISM IN SOUND ART

6 Nov , 2019  

For the Automatisme – Alter- album. I am inspired by how the art historian Nicolas Bourriaud is defining the Altermodernism. Bourriaud is understanding the term “Alter” as a way to mean “other”. The altermodernism would be another modernity that is different from the avant-garde modernism and post-modernism. More precisely, this ...

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NonMusic

error & imperfection in techno-psychology (review of „Gianluca Iadema – Aphàiresis“)

19 Sep , 2019  

The dimension of the #future has disappeared. We’re trapped in the 20th century… What it means to be in the 21st century is to have 20th century culture on hi-res screens/ distributed by high-speed Internet, actually.”1

The future has been cancelled or to be more exact has always already been ...

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NonMusic

Release on Mille Plateaux out! Gianluca Iadema: Aphàiresis

13 Sep , 2019  

Mille Plateaux MP3

Artist: Gianluca Iadema

Title: Aphàiresis

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Aphàiresis

Futuro anteriore/Presente continuo”


Author: Gianluca Iadema

Aphàiresis is a series of video music works that investigates the relationship between Materiality and Immateriality, between Presence and Metaphysics.

It is from the fruitful relationship between Materiality – Imperfection ...

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NonMusic, NonPolitics

Release: ‘Network Ensemble – Flash Demons’

7 Jun , 2019  

‘Network Ensemble’s new release “Flash Demons” is now available on Force Inc. / mille plateaux. Be sure to check it out: https://forceincmilleplateaux.bandcamp.com/album/flash-demons


Flash and Demons are sound performances executed by the Network Ensemble at precise times: 8 and 31 years after the symbolic stock market accidents of 6 May 2010 ...

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Mashines

Pragmatic/Machinic: Discussion with Félix Guattari [by Charles J. Stivale]

6 Feb , 2019  

taken from Blackout

The following discussion with Félix Guattari took place in his apartment in Paris. With the help of a number of friends, I had prepared a set of questions, and had contacted him to see if he might be available to answer some of them.\1 He responded immediately, ...

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Documentation, NonMusic

Blackness in der Musik (Ultrablack of Music 11)

21 Jan , 2019  

Politische Musik ist eine Musik ohne Worte (im doppelten Sinn). Sie orientiert sich nicht an der Welt (sie hat kein Objekt in der Welt, das sie einfängt), noch ist sie eine Frage der Perzeption. Politische Musik indiziert eine Nicht-Welt der puren Auto-Impression. Sie ist radikal schwarz.

Was Laruelle als immanent ...

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NonMusic

Tanz den Tanz (Ultrablack of Music 7)

26 Dez , 2018  

»Eine Politik der Prekarität […] wird sich vom Zentrum weg bewegen müssen, niedrig fliegen und alle ihre Kräfte lateral sammeln müssen, um die zusammenfallenden Rhythmen von Tanz und Finanz zu animieren« (Martin 2015: 212). Vermutlich gibt es, wie Randy Martin ausgeführt hat, einige paradoxe Analogien von Tanz und Finanz aufzuzählen; ...

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NonMusic

Rhythmächte (Ultrablack of Music 5)

16 Dez , 2018  

Die sich auf den französischen Philosophen François Laruelle beziehende Nicht-Musikologie benutzt die klassische Musikwissenschaft und die existierende Musik allenfalls als Material. Und auch die Nicht-Musiker beginnen damit, die Diskurse der Wissenschaft und die Musik auf reines Material zu reduzieren, um in der Interaktion mit dem Hören-im-Rhythmus neue pulsierende Rhythmusmächte zu ...

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NonMusic

Utopia Robotz (Video)

24 Nov , 2018  

For this video Alberto told me he had something wave-ish in mind. I also had quite similar impressions. The track Utopia Robotz feels blury and like a big field of nearly invisible turbulence. For me it describes more an environment than telling you a literal story, it is more like ...

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NonPolitics

CLICKY AESTHETICS: DELEUZE, HEADPHONICS, AND THE MINIMALIST ASSEMBLAGE OF “ABERRATIONS”

21 Nov , 2018  

It seems fitting, then, that with the “speed” and proliferation of music, artists, and new labels, as well as a “do-it-yourself” mode of production enabled by the new technologies, and the lack of an adequate rhetoric to explain, describe, and theorize the new developments in the music, that Mille Plateaux ...

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NonMusic

Bienoise – Most Beautiful Design (Mille Plateaux 1)

16 Nov , 2018  

“Whatever you now find weird, ugly, uncomfortable and nasty about a new medium will surely become its signature. CD distortion, the jitteriness of digital video, the crap sound of 8-bit – all of these will be cherished and emulated as soon as they can be avoided. It’s the sound of ...

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NonMusic

Ultrablack of Music – Compilation – Force Inc. / Mille Plateaux (Out Now)

29 Okt , 2018  

Force Inc. and Mille Plateaux will start a new series of compilations called “Ultrablack of Music”. The first compilation is compiled by Force Inc with a little help of Mille Plateaux. The second compilation will be a Mille Plateaux compilation, including book and sound.

Force Inc. explores the Black Music ...

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NonMusic

Spiegelbild, Spiegel, leerer Spiegel. Zur Mediensituation der Clicks & Cuts

24 Aug , 2018  

“Ein Gesang steigt auf, kommt näher oder entfernt sich.” Gilles Deleuze

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AUS: Sounddcultures Überelektronische und digitale Musik Herausgegeben von Marcus S. Kleiner und Achim Szepanski Kann man Musik erählen? Muss eine Reflexion üher Musik musikalisch sein? Oder verweigert sich Musik gerade ihrer Verschriftlichung und dcrendiskursiven Ordnungsversuchen? Welche Rolle ...

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NonMusic

Mille Plateaux – Ultrablackness of Music

21 Aug , 2018  

Project for book & compilation: Ultrablackness of Music

When we look back it seems that Mille Plateaux was always dark. We never confirmed techno-utopism, accelerationism or Eshuns afrofuturism. Rhythm, not speed was the term. As we wrote: »If Rhythm is distinct from metrics, we enter the field of non-frequency politics, ...

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Mille Plateaux – Ultrablackness of Music

21 Aug , 2018  

Project for book & compilation: Ultrablackness of Music

When we look back it seems that Mille Plateaux was always dark. We never confirmed techno-utopism, accelerationalism or Eshuns afrofuturism. Rhythm, not speed was the term. As we wrote: »If Rhythm is distinct from metrics, we enter the field of non-frequency politics, ...

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NonMusic

Roots and Wires

1 Jun , 2018  

Deleuze and Guattari’s new concept of rhythm, repeated by the first wave of commentators, is then very European, white, masculine,  academic and elitist. It will be only in the 1990s, that Achim Szepanski, Kodwo Eshun and Erik Davis will update the minor sound lines with the revolutionary nucleus of rhizomatic ...

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Documentation

Deleuze und Hannelore (Elsner) tanzten Clickhop

9 Mrz , 2018  

Abschweifende bis ketzerische Bemerkungen zur Konferenz “Entwerfen” in Frankfurt

Wissenschaftler wissen längst, dass der “wahre” Kongress oftmals außerhalb ebendiesem stattfindet: in den Vortragspausen und auf den Gängen, beim gemeinsamen Frühstück und während des Abendprogramms. Auf die “Internationale Konferenz Entwerfen” (alternativer Link), die über Allerheiligen an der Johann Wolfgang Goethe Universität ...

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Documentation

Autor werden

21 Feb , 2018  

Ohne Szepanski hätte Techno-Kultur vielleicht nicht mal eine Haltung entwickelt, umgekippt wäre sie vermutlich aber ganz. Eine Theorie elektronischer Musik kam an ihm nie vorbei. Mille Plateaux folgte und war lange Zeit eins der prägendsten Label für jeden, der auch nur halb an den Fortschritt neuer Technologien und die Entwicklung ...

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NonMusic

Non-Musicology

11 Dez , 2017  

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EconoFiction, NonMusic

Interview with Radio Študent, Ljubljana, Slovenia- Otitis Media

13 Jun , 2017  

Questions  – Andrej Tomažin

 Answers – Achim Szepanski

1. In the nineties, you were running the label Mille Plateaux and before that – in the eighties – you were a part of noise/post-punk collective PD and later P16.D4. With Mille Plateux and Force Inc. you’ve incorporated the Deleuzian-Guattarian rhizomatic (and ...

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Documentation, NonMusic

One Click nach House / Das Force Inc Imperium

21 Mai , 2017  

Force Inc. ist zwar noch keine zehn Jahre alt, aber fast. Als das Label begann, tauchte zwischen den ersten Plus8-Platten auf einmal eine Alternative dieses Underground Techno Sounds aus Orten auf, die weder weit weg noch besonders aufregend klangen. Ganz im Gegensatz zur Musik. Was wir heute als Techno oder ...

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Documentation, Lexicon, NonMusic

Technodeleuze and Mille Plateaux. Achim Szepanski’s Interview (1994-1996)

9 Mrz , 2017  

Achim Szepanski has been one of the “heroes” of the ‘90s thanks to the creation and the visionary promotion of his Mille Plateaux (1994-2004), the famous record label based in Frankfurt. Due to his peculiar philosophical theory applied to the digital culture, Szepanski has totally changed the electronic music panorama
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