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Sheets is a special hardcover book containing the sheet music to 10 piano works by acclaimed neoclassical composer Nils Frahm. Alongside the sheet music is a selection of photographs from Stuart Bailes, previously the lighting director for Frahm’s performances and an award-winning visual artist in his own right, who creates nocturnal landscapes using considered studio lighting designs. Also included are illustrated instructions on how to modify a piano to achieve the distinctive effect heard on Frahm’s 2011 album Felt.
A digital pass to download audio copies of the tracks featured in the book is included.
British photographer Ewen Spencer has played played an integral role in the documentation of counterculture in the UK since the '90s. Working with magazines like The Face and Sleazenation he witnesses the rise of Garage, and in the early 2000s he was there to capture the birth of the UK Grime scene. Created alongside Dazed and Confused produced film of the same name, the book contains previously unreleased images from between 2003 and 2005, featuring photographs of Dizzee Rascal, Kano, Slimzee, Jammer, JME, Logan Sama and others alongside extended interviews from the artists.
An absolute staple in the memory of anyone whose youth involved the 80's and big plastic cartridges full of dust. Koji Kondo's soundtrack for Super Mario Bros on the Nintendo NES was a groundbreaking recording of proto-electronica made on synthesized pianos. Here Andrew Schartmann takes you on a journey into the sounds captured within this most singular of games and an absolutely crucial read for anyone with a passing interest in Super Mario, electronica, and the interaction between video games and music.
Nora N. Khan on artificial superintelligence
Liam Young on architecture for machines
Nick Srnicek on neoliberalism and aesthetics
Benedict Singleton on modern film archetypes
Interview with Walter Murch by Dave Tompkins
Fiction by Juan Mateos
Timothy Saccenti & Sam Rolfes
Published by Optigram
An introduction to After Us from the editor, Manuel Sepulveda
Expanding our language can help us better understand AI, argues Nora N. Khan; illustrated by Adam Ferriss
Architecture and infrastructures built for and by machines, and how they manifest on our landscape, by Liam Young
Travel around Lawrence Lek’s utopian simulations
Alternative politics needs to utilise art and technology to envision a better future, argues Nick Srnicek
New collaborative work from Timothy Saccenti and Sam Rolfes
Sounds of futures past with Walter Murch and Dave Tompkins; illustrated by Optigram
The first in a series by Benedict Singleton on modern archetypes in cinema and literature; illustrated by Alex Solman
Fiction from Juan Mateos imagining a new kind of family unit; illustrated by Patrick Savile
A cyborg’s culture, by Stathis Tsemberlidis
Aphex Twin's Selected Ambient Works Volume II is the topic of one of the 33 1/3 series of short books. Written by Marc Weidenbaum, publisher of electronic webzine Disquiet, the book provides an in-depth examination into the seminal electronic music album, as Weidenbaum looks back over twenty years living with the record.