Adolfas and Jonas Mekas arrived in New York in 1949, leaving Lithuania behind. The camera became their means of expression and cinema invaded their lives.
British experimental band Henry Cow pushed rock music to its limits. Their open improvisations, lapidary lyrics, errant melodies, and relentless pursuit of spon..(read more)
Tony Conrad (1940–2016) was a multidisciplinary artist known for his groundbreaking art, music, films, and videos, although his work doesn’t fit comfortably..(read more)
Le film est déjà commencé? (Has the Film Started Yet?) is one of the Lettrist movement’s most important films. It was originally conceived not as a film bu..(read more)
A major figure in the lettrist movement, Maurice Lemaître revolutionized cinema in 1951 with “Le Film est déjà commencé ?” (Has the Feature Started Yet?..(read more)
The New York Philharmonic’s disastrous performance of John Cage’s Atlas Eclipticalis; Henry Flynt’s demonstrations against the downtown avant-garde; Charl..(read more)
Liquidation World examines a distinctive form of subjectivity animating the avant-garde: that of the dissolute figure that makes an art of its own vacancy, an o..(read more)
Brilliant new publication by the imprint of Thurston Moore and Eva Prinz. English musician and writer David Toop’s memoirs!
Reissue of a collection of Iannis Xenakis’s work titled Electronic Music, originally released in 1997. Some of the earliest works from a truly groundbreak..(read more)
The S.E.M. Ensemble’s 1976 recordings of four compositions written by the avant-garde artist mainly famous for his sculptures and conceptual art. These are pr..(read more)