January 8, 2016 at 8:00 p.m.
thefidget space (1714 N Mascher St)
Join Thomas Patteson for a book launch party celebrating his publication of Instruments for New Music: Sound, Technology, and Modernism.
This book tells the little-known story of experimental music technologies in Germany during the 1920s and ’30s. Musicians, artists, and inventors used the cutting-edge technologies of the time– radio circuits, player pianos, and optical sound film– in a quest for new forms of musical expression, redrawing the boundaries of the art and igniting debates about the role of technology in modern life.
The event will feature a brief reading from the book accompanied by images and sounds. Afterward, stick around for live music, drinks, snacks, conversation, and a raffle to win a free copy of the book!