Monday, May 12, 2008



stemming from an IHM discussion, I've put together a EAI primer, FWIW. this includes a list of some proto-EAI or influential pieces, as well as some composed recordings that I think are close enough to this area to include.

Group Ongaku-Music of Group Ongaku 1960-61
Cage/Tudor-Variations II (Edition RZ) 1961
Karlheinz Stockhausen-Telemusik (Deutsche Grammophon) 1966
AMM-AMMMusic (Matchless) 1967
AMM-The Crypt (Matchless) 1968
Intersystems-Free Psychedelic Poster Inside (private press) 1968
Music Now Ensemble-Silver Pyramid (Matchless) 1969
AMM-The Aarhus sequences (disc 1 of Laminal) (Matchless) 1969

Taj Mahal Travellers-August 1974 (CBS/P-Vine)
Norbert Möslang/Andy Guhl-Deep Voices (FMP/Urthona) 1977

AMM-The Great Hall (disc 2 of Laminal) (Matchless) 1982
AMM-Generative Themes (Matchless) 1982
AMM-Combine + Laminates + Treatise '84 (Matchless) 1984
AMM-The Inexhaustible Document (Matchless) 1987
Keith Rowe-A Dimension of Perfectly Ordinary Reality (Matchless) 1989

Early/mid 90's
AMM Newfoundland (Matchless) 1992
Christian Marclay/ Günter Müller-Live (For 4 Ears) 1993
AMM Live in Allentown USA (Matchless) 1994
Polwechsel Polwechsel (Random Acoustics/hat[now]ART) 1994
Lê Quan Ninh-Ustensiles (For 4 Ears) 1995
Burkhard Stangl-Loose Music (Random Acoustics) 1995
Cor Fuhler-7 CC In IO (Geestgronden) 1995
AMM Before driving to the chapel we took coffee with Rick and Jennifer Reed (Matchless) 1996
Kevin Drumm-Kevin Drumm (Perdition Plastics) 1997
Fennesz-Hotel Paral.lel (Mego) 1997
Ryoji Ikeda-+/- (Touch) 1997
Les Sculpteurs De Vinyl-Memory and Money (Stupeur et Trompette) 1997
Burkhard Stangl-Récital (Durian) 1997
John Wall-Fractuur (Utterpsalm) 1997

Olivia Block-Pure Gaze (Sedimental)
Kurzmann/Fennesz/O'Rourke/Drumm/Siewert s/t (Orange Disc) (Charhizma)
Sachiko M/Günter Müller/Otomo Yoshihide Filament 2 (For 4 Ears)
Gunter Muller/Jim O'Rourke-Weighting (For 4 Ears)
Toshimaru Nakamura, Tetuzi Akiyama and Taku Sugimoto-The Improvisation Meeting at Bar Aoyama (Reset)
Polwechsel 2 Polwechsel 2 (hat[now]ART)
Radian-Radian (Rhiz)
Such-The Issue at Hand (Matchless)
Taku Sugimoto Opposite (hat NOIR)
Voice Crack-Below Beyond Above (Uhlang)
Various Artists-Meme (Meme)

David Daniell-sem (Antiopic)
Kevin Drumm/Martin Tetreault-Particles and Smears (Erstwhile)
Phil Durrant/Thomas Lehn/Radu Malfatti-dach (Erstwhile)
Erik M-Frame (Metamkine)
Erik M/Voice Crack/Gunter Muller-Poire_Z (For 4 Ears)
Sachiko M-Debris (F.M.N. Sound Factory)
Gunter Muller/Masahiko Okura/Otomo Yoshihide/Taku Sugimoto-Metal Tastes Like Orange (Amoebic)
Mongoose-At Penguin House (Slub Music)
nmperign/Jason Lescalleet-In Which The Silent Partner-Director Is No Longer Able To Make His Point To The Industrial Dreamer (Intransitive)
Pita-Get Out (Mego)
Keith Rowe-Harsh (Grob)
Keith Rowe/Günter Müller/Taku Sugimoto-The World Turned Upside Down (Erstwhile)
Burkhard Stangl/Christof Kurzmann-schnee (Erstwhile)
John Wall-Constructions I-IV (Utterpsalm)
Otomo Yoshihide-Cathode-(Tzadik)
Otomo Yoshihide/Keith Rowe/Taku Sugimoto-Ajar (Alcohol)

Activity Center (Michael Renkel/Bukhard Beins)-Möwen and Moos (2:13 Music)
Fabrice Charles/Michel Doneda/ Günter Müller-Direct Chamber (33Revpermi)
Werner Dafeldecker/Uli Fusseneger/Dieter Kovacic-Printer (Durian)
Efzeg-Grain (Durian)
Morton Feldman-Allpiano (John Tilbury) (LondonHALL) (4 CDs)
Greg Kelley-Trumpet (Meniscus)
Thomas Lehn/Marcus Schmickler-Bart (Erstwhile)
Günter Müller/Lê Quan Ninh-La Voyelle Liquide (Erstwhile)
Toshimaru Nakamura/Sachiko M-do (Erstwhile)
Andrea Neumann/Annette Krebs-Rotophornen (Charhizma)
Andrea Neumann/Toshimaru Nakamura-Atøn (Rossbin)
Keith Rowe/Burkhard Beins-Grain (Zarek)
Taku Sugimoto/Kevin Drumm-Den (Sonoris)

Tetuzi Akiyama-Relator (Slub)
AMM-Fine (Matchless)
Olivia Block-Mobius Fuse (Sedimental)
Filament 29092000 (Amoebic)
Cor Fuhler/Gert-Jan Prins-The Flirts (Erstwhile)
Greg Kelley/Jason Lescalleet-Forlorn Green (Erstwhile)
Annette Krebs-Guitar Solo (Fringes)
Metamkine/Voice Crack-Double_Wash (Grob)
Toshimaru Nakamura/Tetuzi Akiyama-Meeting at Off Site vol. 1 (IMJ)
Keith Rowe-29 October 2001 (Sound 323)
Keith Rowe/Toshimaru Nakamura Weather Sky (Erstwhile)
Burkhard Stangl/Taku Sugimoto-An Old-Fashioned duet (Slub)
Otomo Yoshihide-Ensemble Cathode (IMJ)

Tetuzi Akiyama/Toshimaru Nakamura/Taku Sugimoto/Mark Wastell-Foldings (Confront)
John Butcher-Invisible Ear (Fringes)
Cosmos-Tears (Erstwhile)
Cremaster-Flysch (G3G)
Dafeldecker/Hautzinger/Tilbury/Sachiko M-Absinth (Grob)
Kevin Drumm-Sheer Hellish Miasma (Mego)
Greg Kelley-If I Never Meet You In This Life, Let Me Feel The Lack (Rossbin)
Jason Lescalleet-Mattresslessness (Cut)
Sachiko M/Sean Meehan-s/t (no label)
Kaffe Mathews/Andrea Neumann/Sachiko M-In case of fire take the stairs (IMJ)
MIMEO/John Tilbury-The Hands of Caravaggio (Erstwhile)
Toshimaru Nakamura/Tetuzi Akiyama-Meeting at Off Site vol. 2 (IMJ)
Andrea Neumann/Burkhard Beins-Lidingö (Erstwhile)
Phosphor-Phosphor (Potlatch)
Polwechsel/Fennesz-Wrapped Islands (Erstwhile)
Radian-Rec.Extern (Thrill Jockey)
Philip Samartzis/Sachiko M-Artefact (Dorobo)
SSSD-Home (Grob)
Burkhard Stangl/dieb13-eh (Erstwhile)
Taku Sugimoto/Masafumi Ezaki/Taku Unami-Trio At Offsite (Hibari)
Otomo Yoshihide/Taku Sugimoto/Sachiko M-Les Hautes Solitudes (Out One)
Various musicians-AMPLIFY 2002: balance (7 CDs/1 DVD box set) (Erstwhile)

Boris Baltschun/Axel Dörner/Kai Fagaschinski-No Furniture (Creative Sources)
BSC/Axel Dörner/Andrea Neumann-Good (Grob)
Cremaster-Infra (Antifrost)
I.S.O.-s/t (Sound Tectonics/YCAM)
Radu Malfatti/Taku Sugimoto (Raku Sugifatti)-Futatsu (IMJ)
Toshimaru Nakamura-Side Guitar (IMJ)
Toshimaru Nakamura/Tetuzi Akiyama-Meeting at Off Site vol. 3 (IMJ)
Jerome Noetinger/Erik M - What A Wonderful World (Erstwhile)
Julien Ottavi - Nervure Magnetique (Sigma)
Gert-Jan Prins-Risk (Mego)
Stephane Rives-Fibres (Potlatch)
Keith Rowe/John Tilbury-Duos for Doris (Erstwhile)
Martin Siewert/Martin Brandlmayr-Too Beautiful to Burn (Erstwhile)
John Tilbury-Barcelona Piano Solo (Rossbin)
Dion Workman-Ching (Antiopic)
Trapist-Highway My Friend (hatOLOGY)
Otomo Yoshihide/Martin Tétreault-Studio-Analogique-Numérique (Ambiances Magnétiques)

Matt Earle/Will Guthrie/Adam Sussmann-Bridges (Antboy)
Christian Fennesz/Sachiko M/Otomo Yoshihide/Peter Rehberg-ErstLive 004 (ErstLive)
Filament-Filament BOX (F.M.N. Sound Factory)
Margarida Garcia/Mattin-For Permitted Consumption (L’Innomable)
Anthony Guerra/Matt Earle-In (L'Innomable)
Sachiko M/Toshimaru Nakamura/Otomo Yoshihide-Good Morning Good Night (Erstwhile)
Radu Malfatti/Mattin-White Noise (W.M.O/R)
Alfredo Costa Monteiro-Stylt (Absurd)
Keith Rowe/Burkhard Beins-ErstLive 001 (Erstwhile)
Keith Rowe/Axel Dörner/Franz Hautzinger-A View from the Window (Erstwhile)
Keith Rowe/Sachiko M/Toshimaru Nakamura/Otomo Yoshihide-ErstLive 005 (Erstwhile)
Burkhard Stangl/Christof Kurzmann-schnee_live (ErstLive)
Nikos Veliotis/Taku Sugimoto/Kazushige Kinoshita/Taku Unami-Quartet (Hibari)

Olivia Block-Change Ringing (Cut)
English-English (Copula)
4g-Cloud (Erstwhile)
GOD-Anti-Sex/Anti-Wiretapping (Made in Taiwan) (Little Enjoyer/JYRK/GMBY)
Arek Gulbenkoglu-Points Alone (Impermanent)
Will Guthrie-Spear (Antboy)
Graham Halliwell-Recorded Delivery (Confront Collectors Series)
Tomas Korber-Effacement (Cut)
Sean Meehan-Sectors (for Constant) (SoSEDITIONS)
Gabriel Paiuk/Jason Kahn-Breathings (Cut)
John Tilbury/Marcus Schmickler-Variety (A-Musik)

Axel Dörner/Mattin-Berlin (Absurd)
Filament-Dark Room Filled With Light (Uplink)
Klaus Filip/Toshimaru Nakamura-Aluk (IMJ)
Joe Foster-Ethics (no label)
Will Guthrie/Ferran Fages-Cinabri (Absurd)
Bonnie Jones-Vines (EMR)
KRZ (Kai Fagaschinski/Christof Kurzmann)-First Time Ever I Saw Your Face (Quincunx)
David Lacey/Paul Vogel/Mark Wastell – Live in Dublin (Confront Performance Series)
Lionel Marchetti-Red Dust (Crouton)
nmperign/Jason Lescalleet-Love Me Two Times (Intransitive)
N:Q-November Quebec (Esquilo)
Keith Rowe/Toshimaru Nakamura-Between (Erstwhile)
Ami Yoshida/Christof Kurzmann- a s o (Erstwhile)

Robin Hayward/Annette Krebs-sgraffito (no label)
Graham Lambkin-Salmon Run (Kye)
Sachiko M-Salon de Sachiko (Hitorri/IMJ)
MIMEO-Sight (Cathnor)
Kevin Parks/Joe Foster- Ibsi Sibi Somnia Fingunt (self-released)
R/S-One (Snow Mud Rain) (Erstwhile)
Keith Rowe-The Room (Erstwhile)
Mitsuhiro Yoshimura-and so on ((h)ear rings)

Choi Joonyong/Hong Chulki/Sachiko M/Otomo Yoshihide-Sweet Cuts, Distant Curves (Balloon & Needle)
Annette Krebs/Toshimaru Nakamura-Siyu (SoSEDITIONS)
David Lacey/Paul Vogel-The British Isles (Homefront)
Graham Lambkin/Jason Lescalleet-The Breadwinner (Erstwhile)
Toshimaru Nakamura/English-One Day (Erstwhile)
Stéphane Rives-Much Remains To Be Heard (Al Maslakh)
Keith Rowe-ErstLive 007 (Erstwhile)
Seymour Wright-Seymour Wright of Derby (self-released)

Cremaster-Noranta Graus A L'Esquerra (Monotype)
Jason Kahn-Vanishing Point (23Five)
Radu Malfatti/Klaus Filip-imaoto (Erstwhile)
Radu Malfatti/Taku Unami-Goat Vs Donkey (Taumaturgia)
Noid/Taku Unami- ˇ‚ + : * (Manual)
Keith Rowe/Sachiko M-contact (Erstwhile)
Various-Relay: Archive 2007-2008 (Manual)
Ami Yoshida/Toshimaru Nakamura-Soba to Bara (Erstwhile)


around this point, these lists begin to factor in more composition, so gradually away from EAI and towards something more accurately labelled post-EAI or what Michael Pisaro calls 'exmus', short for experimental music. 


Thomas Ankersmit-Live In Utrecht (Ash International)
Ernst Karel/Annette Krebs-Falter 1-5 (Cathnor)
Tomas Korber/Ralf Wehowsky-Walkuren am Dornenbaum (Entr'acte)
Annette Krebs/Taku Unami-motubachii (Erstwhile)
Graham Lambkin/Jason Lescalleet-Air Supply (Erstwhile)
Kevin Parks/Joe Foster-Acts Have Consequences (self-released)
Michael Pisaro/Greg Stuart-A Wave and Waves (Cathnor)
Michael Pisaro/Taku Sugimoto-2 seconds/b minor/wave (Erstwhile)
Taku Sugimoto/Moe Kamura-Saritote II (Saritote)

Tetuzi Akiyama/Takuji Kawai-Transition (Ftarri/Improvised Music From Japan)
Lucio Capece/Radu Malfatti-Explorational (B-Boim Records)
Greg Kelley/Olivia Block-Resolution (Erstwhile)
Radu Malfatti/Keith Rowe-Φ (Erstwhile)
MIMEO-Wigry (Monotype/Bolt)
Toshimaru Nakamura-maruto (ErstSolo/Erstwhile)
Michael Pisaro-asleep, street, pipes, tones (Gravity Wave)
Michael Pisaro-close constellations and a drum on the ground (Gravity Wave)
Michael Pisaro-Hearing Metal 3 (Gravity Wave)
Keith Rowe-Concentration of the Stare (Bottrop-Boy)
Keith Rowe/John Tilbury-E.E. Tension and Circumstance (Potlatch)
Ryu Hankil/Choi Joonyong/Hong Chulki-Inferior Sounds (Balloon & Needle)
Graham Stephenson-Defiantly Not (Pilgrim Talk)
Taku Unami/Takahiro Kawaguchi-Teatro Assente (Erstwhile)

Marc Baron-∩ (Cathnor)
Antoine Beuger-s'approcher s'éloigner s'absenter (ErstLive) (performed by Barry Chabala/Dominic Lash/Ben Owen)
Kevin Drumm-Humid Weather (self-released)
Matt Earle/Jason Kahn/Adam Sussmann-Draught (Consumer Waste)
Klaus Filip/Toshimaru Nakamura/Andrea Neumann/Ivan Palacky-Messier Objects (Meenna/Improvised Music From Japan)
Jürg Frey-Piano Music (Irritable Hedgehog)
Jason Lescalleet-Songs About Nothing (ErstSolo)
Radu Malfatti-darenootodesuka (B-Boim)
Radu Malfatti/Taku Unami (ErstLive)
Michael Pisaro-fields have ears (6) (Gravity Wave)
Michael Pisaro/Toshiya Tsunoda-crosshatches (Erstwhile)
Reed Evan Rosenberg-At The End of An Endless Stream (Accidie)
Vanessa Rossetto-Exotic Exit (Kye)
Keith Rowe-September (ErstLive)
Various-Dotolim USB (Dotolim)
Manfred Werder-2005¹ (Winds Measure) (performed by Jason Kahn)


Antoine Beuger-24 petits préludes pour la guitare (Edition Wandelweiser)
Antoine Beuger/Michael Pisaro-this place / is love (Erstwhile)
Olivia Block-Karren (Sedimental LP)
Lucio Capece-Less is Less: Music for Flying and Pendulating Speakers (Intonema)
Johnny Chang/Stefan Thut-Two Strings and Boxes (Flexion)
Devin DiSanto-tracing a boundary (Task)
Kevin Drumm-Earrach (self-released)
Anne Guthrie/Richard Kamerman-Sinter (ErstAEU)
Haco/Toshiya Tsunoda-TramVibration (skiti)
Eva-Marie Houben-Piano Music (Irritable Hedgehog)
Graham Lambkin/Jason Lescalleet-Photographs (Erstwhile)
Joe Panzner/Greg Stuart-Dystonia Duos (ErstAEU)
Michael Pisaro-Closed Categories in Cartesian Worlds (Gravity Wave)
Michael Pisaro-The Middle of Life (Die ganze Zeit) (Gravity Wave)
Graham Stephenson/Aaron Zarzutzki-Touching (ErstAEU)
Toshiya Tsunoda-O Kokos Tis Anixis (Grains of Spring) (edition.t)


Kevin Drumm/Jason Lescalleet-The Abyss (Erstwhile)
Hong Chulki/Ryu Hankil-Objets Infernaux (Erstwhile)
Moniek Darge/Graham Lambkin-Indian Soundies (Kye)
Jürg Frey/Radu Malfatti-II (Erstwhile)
Jean-Luc Guionnet/Eric La Casa-Home: Handover (Potlatch)
Utah Kawasaki-U As In Utah (Ftarri/Improvised Music From Japan)
Michael Pisaro-Continuum Unbound (Gravity Wave)
Michael Pisaro-White Metal (Dromos)
Matthew Revert-Not You (Kye)
Vanessa Rossetto-Whole Stories (Kye)
Toshiya Tsunoda/Manfred Werder-detour (Erstwhile)


Ryoko Akama/Greg Stuart-kotoba koukan (Crisis/Lengua de Lava)
Choi Joonyong/Kevin Drumm/Hong Chulki-Normal (Balloon & Needle)
Devin DiSanto/Nick Hoffman Hoffman-Three Exercises (ErstAEU)
Kevin Drumm/Jason Lescalleet-Busman's Holiday (Erstwhile)
Jeph Jerman/Tim Barnes-Matterings (Erstwhile)
Takahiro Kawaguchi/Utah Kawasaki-Amorphous Spores (Erstwhile)
Graham Lambkin-Live at Cafe Oto (Otoroku)
Graham Lambkin/Michael Pisaro-Schwarze Riesenfalter (Erstwhile)
Jason Lescalleet-This Is What I Do, Volume 11 (Glistening Examples)
Gabi Losoncy-Didn't Take Much (Alien Passengers)
Keith Rowe/John Tilbury-Enough still not to know (SOFA)
Various Artists-Experimental Music Concert (Slub)
Various Artists-Nice Weather For War (Kye)

Casey Anderson-Radios (A Wave Press)
Olivia Block-Dissolution (Glistening Examples)
Ian Fraser-Harlem Electronics (Pilgrim Talk)
Sarah Hennies-Gather & Release (Category of Manifestation)
Jeph Jerman/Tim Barnes-Versatile Ambience (IDEA)
Graham Lambkin-Community (Kye/ErstSolo)
Michael Pisaro/Reinier van Houdt-the earth and the sky (ErstClass)
Matthew Revert-An Insect On the Other Side Of The World Climbing Up A Table Leg (Caduc)
Matthew Revert/Vanessa Rossetto-Earnest Rubbish (Erstwhile)
Reed Evan Rosenberg/Ethan Tripp-Medium Rude (ErstAEU)
Vanessa Rossetto-Adult Contemporary (No Rent)
Vanessa Rossetto-The Way You Make Me Feel (Unfathomless)
Keith Rowe-The Room Extended (ErstSolo)
Toshiya Tsunoda-Somashikiba (edition.t)
Taku Unami/Devin DiSanto (ErstLive)
Christian Wolff/Michael Pisaro-Looking Around (Erstwhile)

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