MUSICS | A British Magazine Of Improvised Music & Art 1975-79, was published by musicians and artists on the London scene of free improvisation, focusing on the most innovative participants of their generation. Steve Beresford, David Toop, Annabel Nicholson, Evan Parker, David Cunningham, Lindsay Cooper, Eddie Prevost, John Russell, Derek Bailey, Val Wilmer, Hugh Davies, Peter Riley and many, many others contributed to the writing, graphics and photography.
Produced by what was effectively an anarchist collective with few publishing skills and no support, the magazine's roughness, marginality and scarcity has kept it from those who are active, even prominent in the field. Musics is an entree to the arcane world of the 1970s London improviser's scene and presents scores, dialogues, debates, positioning, arguments, accolades, critiques, absurdist/dada notions, and a bit of pranksterism - all with collective enthusiasm. Collected here for the first time after forty years, Ecstatic Peace Library present a complete facsimile of the magazine, featuring a foreword by Steve Beresford and an introduction by David Toop. Published by Ecstatic Peace Library, 2016.
Flexi-bound cover w/ Swiss binding, 800pg!
9.5" x 13.25"