Is Marcus Schmickler’s Palace of Marvels (Queered Pitch) a Radical Political Album?

15/08/2018

Is Marcus Schmickler’s Palace of Marvels (Queered Pitch) a Radical Political Album?

 

rkss / Robin Buckley writes here for the International Computer Music Association

 

"This essay will investigate the different ways in which the album can be described as political, radical or extreme. It will

look at how the aesthetics of academic and non-academic music are embedded in the album and how these canons are challenged. It will also reflect upon its conceptual themes of politics and nature, and how they are used to further political ideas. The music will also be examined through its use of ‘queer time’ through

its compositional structure, in the context of a larger queer ideology. It will also consider its shortcomings and how these might have been overcome, and consider alternative methods to creating political musics within this genre. Is Schmickler’s PM[QP] a radical, political work?"

 

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