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Thursday, July 13, 2017

Tonight in the Explorers Room: Fourth World Dream Theory (The Possible Musics of Jon Hassell)


Tonight in the Explorers Room we'll be excavating the invented ruins of the Fourth World, which is to say, it will be a program dedicated to exoticist, Eno collaborator, and originator of the musical term/concept of "Fourth World." Is Fourth World just a postmodern renaming of exotica? Or has Hassell opened the portal to another dimension of reconstructed otherness?  The only way to find out is to go there.

"The ability to bring the actual sound of musics of various epochs and geographical origins all together in the same compositional frame marks a unique point in history"

2 comments:

Doc Bronze said...

John Hassell's Fourth World Vol. 1 Possible Musics is one of the most important records of the last half century. Well done. Looking forward to catching up with this show later tonight.

Anonymous said...

One of my favorite albums of all time. Truly original. Hassell recorded several excellent albums in this vein. I especially recommend Dream Theory in Malaya (Fourth World Vol. 2) and Power Spot.