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Links to Board Member New Music Creators:
- Jim Hegarty
- Fred Tompkins
The website of St. Louis’ own Fred Tompkins. Information about Fred, his music, and sound clips.
Links to other New Music contacts:
- The Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center
- Tom Hamilton
- Vinny Golia
- Larry Polansky
- Rob Voisey
- Kelsey LaPoint
- Satori – Tom Brady
- Alternate Music Press: The Mulitmedia Journal of New Music
As is often the case, this site’s own description tells it best: “There are nearly 700 reviews covering the latest acoustic, ambient, bluegrass, classical, Celtic, electronica, world music, jazz, fusion, avant-garde releases, and dozens of interviews with some of the most influential musician/composers of our time.”
- The Improvisor
Articles, reviews, and links pertaining to free improvisation.
- Zu Casa
ZU CASA is an online laboratory for exhibition, performance, and promotion of experimental and improvised music. Created and maintained by Hans Fjellestad and Damon Holzborn, Zu Casa was first launched in 1997. The site is dedicated to the artists and fans of unpopular, uncategorizable, excellent music with a focus on improvisational forms.
- European Free Improvisation Pages
Devoted to–you guessed it–European free improvisation. Lots of sound clips–mostly Real Audio and mp3, and a few video clips. Also some text articles and interviews.
rec.music.classical.contemporaryUsenet forums are a mixed bag. There’s a community of enthusiasts for nearly everything you can imagine. If you use AOL, you can go to keyword Usenet to search for and subscribe to the various groups. I don’t know exactly how other ISP’s handle it, but Google offers free, web-based access to Usenet. If you’re not familiar with usenet, please read a group for a while before you post a comment or question. Newsgroups on usenet vary widely–some are very free-wheeling and friendly, discussing anything that comes up in a very informal fashion. Some groups, on the other hand, can become a bit distressed if you don’t stay on the topic the group is meant to address. Lurking for a while (reading a newsgroup without posting anything) will help you get an idea of what kinds of posts are considered appropriate for that group. Whatever you do, please avoid typing messages in all caps, don’t quote all of a long post just to comment, “Me too!” and before posting any questions, try to find the information using a few different search engines. If you’ve looked and can’t find an answer, though, there’s bound to be someone on usenet who can help you.
A webring is a voluntary association of related sites. The founder of a webring determines what the criteria for membership will be–most commonly, all the sites on a particular webring must be in some way related to a particular subject. Sites that might fit the ring’s charter ask the ringmaster for entry and then put some links and information on the page in question announcing their membership and providing easy access to all the other sites in the ring. The quality of sites in any ring can, of course, vary widely. But when you stumble across a webring, chances are you’ve found the folks on the net who know the most about their chosen topic, or can direct you to those who do.
- modulator webring
In their own words, modulator webring is for sites made for and by sound artists, experimental and avant-garde musicians, electronic freakoids, ambient astronauts, modern classical, extreme/electronic jazz ninjas, and noise merchants. In fact *any* music that is pushing the boundaries of sound, and thus probably doesn’t fit any existing categories is welcome. Now including modulator radio, so you can listen to some of the hundreds of sites on-line!
- Experimental Soundz Webring
Again, their own words: Experimental Soundz is a webring dedicated to exactly what the title declares. Bands creating experimental-noise, field recordings, ambient-noise, harsh-noise, minimalism, techno, trance, experimental-jazz are all accepted.
- The Fractal and Generative Music Webring