In this extensive anthology, Mark Fell, a pioneering artist known for his sound installations and his musical work solo and as part of SND and Sensate Focus, assembles a collection of diverse materials charting his defiantly unorthodox thinking on time, structure, technology, and the relation between academic and popular electronic music. An amalgam of workbook and manifesto, featuring a collection of interleaved statements, diagrammatic scores, and instructional texts, Structure and Synthesis is a direct engagement with Fell's original thinking and his continual provocations in regard to 'experimental' music. Alongside reflections on theory and practice, the volume includes exercises for dismantling musical expertise, habits, and intuitions, documenting Fell's explorations of the peripheries of rhythm, shape, and time in perception and performance. The book is typeset throughout in Lineto's LL Riforma typeface, designed by Norm. In response to Fell's work and ideas, the typesetting and layout are structured with a very tight set of rules which were designed to give the book a focused, cohesive aesthetic and visual rhythm. The publication is edited by Robin Mackay, published by Urbanomic and distributed by MIT Press.
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