Campaign to raise funds for a book and CD about noise in South East Asia
A crowdfunding campaign has been launched for the first book aiming to chart the spread of noise music across South East Asia. Called Not Your World Music: Noise In SE Asia, it will document noise, electroacoustic, industrial and experimental music and sound art in Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar/Burma, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam and other ASEAN countries. Co-authored by musician and Syrphe label boss Cedrik ‘C-drík’ Fermont and Dimitri della Faille, of the Belgian label Disques Hushush, the book will be self-published and it’ll come with a CD. “In our experience,” they explain, “knowledge about art scenes in South East Asia is very often published by Western publishing houses and record labels. Books and CDs come with a very high price tag and are difficult to find outside Europe and North America. This global inequality in the access to knowledge and culture concerns us a lot. Choosing to self-publish the book will have the added perk of making it much cheaper. It will be sold at the lowest possible price on the internet and to some indie distributors and stores. And, because we firmly believe knowledge should be freely available to all, we have also decided to make the PDF version available as a free download.”
At the time of writing, the campaign has 13 days to go. Pledges start with a $2 button.