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Unearthing The Music launches database and compilation

Online resource addresses the issue of freedom of expression in music in pre-1989 Eastern Europe

Unearthing The Music, a project by OUT.RA covering experimental music in pre-1989 Eastern Europe, has now launched the database version of its website, following its related conference in February at Lisbon’s Goethe Institut. The online resource gathers all things related to the subject, including interviews, music, video and texts submitted by collaborators and volunteers over the past 15 months.

As well as that, a double vinyl compilation Unearthing The Music Presents Notes From The Underground is also set for release on 19 April by a coalition of Leipzig’s Zonic and Major Label to accompany the Notes From The Underground exhibition at Berlin’s Akademie der Künste. The double LP features previously unreleased music from Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union by the likes of Kilhets, Ornament & Verbrechen, Katalin Ladik, Ziemia Mindel Wurm and Vladimir Tarasov, among many others. The database and all information on the project can be found at