Stansbie, Lisa (2011) A History of Background. [Audio]

A history of background, audio CD + booklet, cantaudio033, February 2011

An edition of 1,000 audio CDs compiled by artist Alan Dunn, Associate Senior Lecturer in Contemporary Art at Leeds Metropolitan University.

As the revolution dies and the grey clears, new backgrounds come into view. From the beginning of time and space at the big bang, background has been an unavoidable issue to deal with and the CD looks at the manners in which artists, writers, filmmakers, designers and musicians have creatively explored the concept of background; vanishing points, dub, bass guitar, deep space, landscape, soundtracks, Muzak, ambience, dubstep, piped music, noise and eavesdropping.

The collection includes new 30-second compositions from students and staff of the School of Contemporary Art & Graphic Design, sitting alongside new works from artists such as Undark, Hannah Dargavel-Leafe and Lisa Stansbie.

Completing the collection is archival material from Erik Satie, David Bowie, Brian Eno, Lee 'Scratch' Perry, Yoko Ono, Einsturzende Neubauten, Michelangelo Antonioni and Andy Warhol. The CDs are being packaged by Graphic Design students and will be given away freely from January 2011.

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