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Shelter Press publish first volume of Spectres

The inaugural edition in new series features contributions from François Bayle, Drew Daniel, Brunhild Ferrari, Eliane Radigue, Chris Watson and others

Composer L’écoute/Composing Listening is the first volume of Spectres, a new annual series about to be launched by Shelter Press. Published in both French and English, the book is conceived as both “a prism and a manual”, featuring essays by musicians, composers, field recordists and sound artists.

“Following the ‘traditional’ arc of electroacoustic composition (listen–record–compose–deploy–feel), each of the contributions collected together here focuses in on a personal aspect, a fragment of that thrilling territory that is sonic and musical experimentation,” say Shelter Press, describing the practice as “first and foremost a spirit, the spirit of the exploration of unknown territories, a spirit of invention”.

Contributors include Félicia Atkinson, François Bayle, François J Bonnet, Drew Daniel, Brunhild Ferrari, Beatriz Ferreyra, Stephen O’Malley, Jim O’Rourke, Eliane Radigue, Régis Renouard Larivière, Espen Sommer Eide, Daniel Teruggi and Chris Watson.

Spectres: Composer L’écoute/Composing Listening was compiled by François J Bonnet of INA GRM and Bartolomé Sanson from Shelter Press. It's printed with a thread-sewn soft cover and comes in a print run of 1200. It's published on 7 March.