6/16 JUL 2017: MUSICS- London’s first magazine for improvisers 1975/1979
6/16 JUL 2017: Red Gallery, 1-3 Rivington Street, London EC2A 3DT
A Collaboration between Ernesto Leal (Red Gallery) Eva Prinz and Thurston Moore (Ecstatic Peace Library).
An exhibition of original Musics Magazines artwork.
Musics was a music-related magazine that was published from 1975 to 1979, last published in 1979, independently published and dedicated to the coverage of free improvised music Its need was suggested in a conversation between Evan Parker and Mandy and Martin Davidson. The title was proposed by Paul Burwell at the first meeting in the Davidsons' house and unanimously adopted.
In 2016 the Ecstatic Peace Library published Musics: A British Magazine of Improvised Music & Art 1975–79, a facsimile reprint of all issues of the magazine with a foreword by Steve Beresford, an introduction by David Toop, and afterword by Thurston Moore, Eva Prinz and Thurston Moore hosted an exposition on the magazine and the book, covering it at the Red Gallery on Rivington Street in London in July of 2017.
Included a special music performance as part of the exhibition in the venue’s live space with an improvised concert featuring Thurston Moore and the Musics editors and musicians David Toop and Steve Beresford, together with other live + DJ performances .