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Experimental Music

20 Books to Get You Into the Spirit of Experimental Music
Distributed at Lincoln Calling, September 2021
by Scott S. (Music Librarian in the Polley Music Library / performer in Irregular Verbs)

Deep Listening: A Composer’s Sound Practice
by Pauline Oliveros (Music 784.18 Oli)

The Free Musics
by Jack Wright (Music 781.36 Wri)

Being Music: The Art of Open Improvisation
by Mark Miller (Music 781.36 Mil)

A Listener’s Guide to Free Improvisation
by John Corbett (Music 781.36 Cor)

Improvisation: Its Nature and Practice in Music
by Derek Bailey (Music 781.36 Bai)

Into the Maelstrom: Music, Improvisation and the Dream of Freedom
by David Toop (Music 781.36 Too)

Every Song Ever: Twenty Ways to Listen in an Age of Musical Plenty
by Ben Ratliff (Music 781.17 Rat)

Records Ruin the Landscape: John Cage, the Sixties and Sound Recording
by David Grubb (Music 780.904 Gru)

Arcana: Musicans on Music
series edited by John Zorn (Music 780.904 Arc)

Source: Music of the Avant-Garde, 1966-1973
by Larry Austin (Music 780.904 Sou)

Sound Art Revisited
by Art Licht (Music 780 Lic)

Sounding Things Out
by Esther Venrooy (Music 780.904 Ven)

Listening to Noise and Silence
by Salome Voegelin (Music 780 Voe)

Universal Tonality: The Life and Music of William Parker
by William Parker (Music 781.65 Par)

Flutter Echo: Living Within Sound
by David Toop (Music 780.904 Too)

Noise, Water, Meat
by Douglas Kahn (Music 780.904 Kah)

Circuit-Bending: Build Your Own Alien Instruments
by Reed Ghazala (Music 786.7 Gha)

Junkyard Jam Band: DIY Musical Instrument and Noisemakers
by Erik David Nelson (Music 784.192 Nel)

Handmade Electronic Music: The Art of Hardware Hacking
by Nicholas Collins (Music 786.7 Col)

Make: Musical Inventions: DIY Instruments to Toot, Tap, Crank, Strum, Pluck and Switch On
by Kathy Ceceri (784.192 Cec)