Friday, May 29, 2015

Derek Bailey VHS

“In so far as I listen with interest to a record, it’s usually to figure out how it was arrived at. The musical end product is where interest starts to flag. It’s a bit like jigsaw puzzles. Emptied out of the box, there’s a heap of pieces, all shapes, sizes and colours, in themselves attractive and could add up to anything--intriguing. Figuring out how to put them together can be interesting, but what you finish up with as often as not is a picture of unsurpassed banality. Music’s like that."

From “Derek Bailey and the Story of Free Improvisation” by Ben Watson,
Verso, London, 2004, p. 440.”

Grey Suit was a magazine on VHS videotape published under the auspices of the University of Wales Institute Cardiff and supported by Arts Council England.  It ran from 1993-1995, publishing the work of poets, artists and musicians. Vhs Rip.

Thanks to Clara de Asis for the tip

More Derek Bailey in Prepared Guitar

Interview by Stefan Jaworzyn
Interview by Henry Kaiser
Interview by Richard Leigh
Interview 1996
Interview 1978
Interview by Richard Scott
Gavin Bryars Derek Bailey
Derek Bailey in Rectangle
Derek Bailey On the Edge
Keith Rowe / David Sylvian
An interview with John Russell
January 29 1930; December 25 2005
Review by Duck Baker
Live at G's Club
Machine Music – John White, Gavin Bryars
Derek Techniques by Dominic Lash
Knitting Factory 1995
On the Edge
Essay by Aaron Brooks
Band Rehearsal 1973
Promo Video
Derek Bailey Tribute