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David Grubbs to publish new book Now That The Audience Is Assembled

Records Ruin The Landscape author turns to poetry in order to explore live performance and improvisation

Following the 2014 publication of Records Ruin The Landscape: John Cage, The Sixties, And Sound Recording, author, musician and lecturer David Grubbs now takes a look at the live performance of improvised music. Still coming in at 160 pages, this long form prose poem explores performance, text scores, and the fate of the composer of experimental music, through a fictional musical performance which has an unnamed musician improvise the construction of various instruments during a night-long performance.

Now That The Audience Is Assembled is to be published April 2018 via Duke University Press.