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Bachelor pad hi-fi stereo exotica whips off its kitschy disguise to reveal a revolutionary core. By Chris Cutler.

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Transcript of PROBES #18, curated by Chris Cutler.

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In PROBES #18, Chris Cutler raises lowly percussion high and introduces us in the hyperreal world of hi-fi stereo, pure listening and exotica.

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In this new auxiliary Chris Cutler follows the gamelan, falls into further experiments with percussion and slides inexorably into exotic appropriation.

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Chris Cutler traces how the gamelan collided with western notions of music and exotic percussion spread like a virus into every field.

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We trace how the gamelan collided with Western notions of music and exotic percussion spread like a virus into every field.

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Chris Cutler wonders how far you can go with banjos, mandolins, balalaikas, jew’s harps and ensembles of folk instruments. And it’s pretty far.

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In Chris Cutler's PROBES #16 banjos, mandolins, balalaikas and the jew’s harp are made to do unaccustomed and groundbreaking things.

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In PROBES #16, banjos, mandolins, balalaikas and the jew’s harp are made to do unaccustomed and groundbreaking things.

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In this new auxiliary, bagpipes, zithers, harmonicas and hurdy-gurdys do things they aren’t supposed to do in contexts in which they aren’t supposed to do them... rather brillantly.

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In PROBES #15 we look at experimental uses of the more intractable folk instruments: bagpipes, hurdy gurdy and harmonica. Is nothing sacred?

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Transcript of PROBES #15, curated by Chris Cutler.

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A detour to show how a collision of folk mechanisms, social upheaval, sound recording and electrification underpinned the growth of a new polyglot musical language, and a new aesthetic constituency.

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Chris Cutler's PROBES #14 we take a detour to show how a collision of folk mechanisms, social upheaval, sound recording and electrification underpinned the growth of a new polyglot musical language, and a new aesthetic constituency.

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This new auxiliary by Chris Cutler digs into new sounds made with long-forgotten instruments.

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Chris Cutler's PROBES #13 tracks the recovery and reassignment of ancient and folk instruments in unfamiliar contexts.

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This is the auxiliary in which harpsichords boldly go.

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Transcript of PROBES #12, curated by Chris Cutler.

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In Chris Cutler's PROBES #12 harpsichords return from the dead; a spectre is haunting music: the harpsichord.

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This auxiliary by Chris Cutler listens to voices, mostly in groups, doing extraordinary things.

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PROBES #11, by Chris Cutler, goes oral: everything your mother wouldn’t tell you about what people can do with their mouths, and a little bit of spit.

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This auxiliary wonders what the human voice can't do.

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Transcript of PROBES #11, curated by Chris Cutler.

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In this tenth instalment, Chris Cutler looks at the human voice and its aesthetic reinventions.

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Transcript of PROBES #10, curated by Chris Cutler.

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This mix by Chris Culter explores extended techniques for percussion and winds.

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In this ninth instalment, Chris Cutler investigates some extraordinary extended techniques for wind instruments and percussion and how they have been used.

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Transcript of PROBES #9, curated by Chris Cutler.

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This auxiliary explores extended techniques for strings.

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In this eighth instalment, Chris Cutler presents modifications of string instruments that seek to move away from tonality while maintaining coherence.

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Transcript of PROBES #8, curated by Chris Cutler.

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This auxiliary investigates preparations for percussion and extended techniques for piano.

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PROBES #7 examines some of the preparations applied to percussion and voice before beginning to look at the recovery and invention of extended performance techniques; starting with the piano.

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Transcript of PROBES #7, curated by Chris Cutler.

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This music selection investigates further preparations of stringed and brass instruments, in the quest for novel sounds.

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This sixth programme draws a map and explores some of the outer reaches of string and wind preparations.

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Transcript of PROBES #6, curated by Chris Cutler.

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This music selection investigates further ways of piano preparations: will the torture never end?

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More ways to torture pianos, some of them rather extraordinary.

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Transcript of PROBES #5, curated by Chris Cutler.

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In this music selection we look further into sliding pitches, before moving on to wholly unpitched probes that begin to map the many aspects of differentiated noise.

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From portamenti to the contested territory of noise.

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Transcript of PROBES #4, curated by Chris Cutler.

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In this music selection we look further at probes into pitch, this time through its effective obliteration.

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This is where pitch becomes weightless and all that is solid melts into air: futurism, noise, electricity, ecstasy and uncertainty. We look at the lure of sliding tones.

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Transcript of PROBES #3, curated by Chris Cutler.

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Alternative tuning systems based on the naturally occurring harmonic series.

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Should music be in harmony with the laws of physics, or adjusted to fit the wishful thinking of stave notation?

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Transcript of PROBES #2, curated by Chris Cutler.

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In this music selection we look further at microtonal divisons based on equal temperament.

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As music moved from eye to ear following the invention of the phonograph, composers began to listen to the notes between the lines and spaces.

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Transcript of our new Curatorial series PROBES #1, curated by Chris Cutler.

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