- 5 years ago
Playing tracks by
Beck, Nichola Scrutton, Harry Partch, Silvia Rosani and Jockel Liess.
First Broadcast: 14th February 2014, 6pm (GMT)
I figured I couldn't really justify future programmes on composers such as Stockhausen and omit Partch. Turns out he was a really interesting guy, he kicked against the establishment as early as the 20's as a precursor to Punk Rock. But unlike his successors, Partch wasn't just defying convention as a gimmick for success peddled by a middle class music PR guru - he walked the talk. Everytime his 'outsider-ness' gained him attention and followers to his work, he would sabotage his success by not conforming to what people had begun to expect of him, alienating his audience.