Expect the unexpected

Experimental music, or the ignorance of sound design

Authored by: Basile Zimmermann

Routledge International Handbook of Ignorance Studies

Print publication date:  May  2015
Online publication date:  May  2015

Print ISBN: 9780415718967
eBook ISBN: 9781315867762
Adobe ISBN: 9781317964674


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During a winter evening at the end of 1990s, a friend took me to a record shop in downtown Geneva, Switzerland. It was located in a small apartment on the first floor of an old building. The shop consisted of one room, furnished with shelves, a coffee table, a sofa, and a couple of chairs next to a fireplace. Records, mostly compact discs, were arranged on the shelves, listed according to their novelty. A box provided a selection of older records, arranged alphabetically by composer and musician. It was open only on Thursday and Sunday evenings, from 9 p.m. until late.

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