Acknowledgements; Introduction Part I: Electrification 1. Recording Angels, by Erik Davis 2. On the MIC, by Ian Penman 3. The Jerrybuilt Future, by Christopher Cox 4. Worship the Glitch, by Rob Young Part II: Occultism 5. The Eternal Drone, by Marcus Boon 6. Slapping Pythagoras, by Rob Young 7. The Ragged Trousered Anthologists, by Peter Shapiro and Philip Smith 8. The Solar Myth Approach, by Ken Hollings Part III: Mechanism 9. Humans, Are They Really Necessary?, by David Toop 10. Automating the Beat, by Peter Shapiro 11. The Autobahn Goes on Forever, by Biba Kopf 12. Rock Concrete, by Edwin Pouncey 13. Deck Wreckers, by Peter Shapiro Part IV: Freedom 14. Destroy All Music, by Mark Sinker 15. The Limits of Language, by Julian Cowley 16. The Music of Chance, by Andy Hamilton 17. Smiling Faces Sometimes, by Peter Shapiro 18. Frames of Freedom, by David Toop 19. Generation Ecstasy, by Tom Roe
Marcus Boon lives in Toronto and writes and teaches literature. Julian Cowley lives in Herefordshire and has published widely on music and literature. He is a regular contributor to 'The Wire'. Christopher Cox teaches philosophjy at Hampshire College, Amherst, MA. Erik Davis is a writer based in San Francisco, and a contributing editor to 'The Wire'. Andy Hamilton teaches philosophy at Durham University. Ken Hollings is a writer based in London. Biba Kopf writes about German music for 'The Wire' and other publications. Ian Penman is a freelance writer and critic. Edwin Pouncey lives in South London and is a regular contributor to 'The Wire'. Tom Roe lives in New York and is a sound and text manipulator. Mark Sinker is a writer. Peter Shapiro is a writer and one of the world's leading air guitar experts. Philip Smith lives in Berkeley, California and edits digital reproductions of rare books. David Toop lives in London and is a composer, author, critic and sound curator. Rob Young is editor of 'The Wire.
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