Tangents: Ballard, Riley, Turntables …

Recommended reading, news, and so forth elsewhere:

What Pop Music Tells Us About JG Ballard (bbc.co.uk): As is often the case on the web, this solid overview (of JG Ballard references in pop music, on the occasion of his recent death) is expanded by readers in the comments section. Joy Division, Comsat Angels, Radiohead, Trevor Horn, "Warm Leatherette" …

Robert Carl on His Forthcoming Book on Terry Riley’s ‘In C’ (oup.com): With its recent revival at Carnegie Hall, Terry Riley's early maximalist work, In C, is experiencing a new audience. University of Hartford professor Carl writes about his book's development: "I’ve watched my composition students over the years become more open, fluent, and unintimidated by improvisation as part of their practice, even if they self-identify as 'classical.'" (Found via twitter.com/aworks.)

175 Art People, Places, and Things to Follow on Twitter (glasstire.com): Massive list of art-related people and places with Twitter accounts. I'm still in the process of parsing for sound-related sources.

vinylengine.com: Remarkable database of turntables. Found info on my lovely Revolver in there.

University of Akron Restores Sound Art (ohio.com): Harry Bertoia’s Tactile Sounding Sculpture (1976), housed at Akron's Guzzetta Hall, had been out of commission reportedly for about a year, but has now been reinstalled.

More online resources at disquiet.com/elsewhere.

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