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"How we live depends on our relationship with death: how we make music depends on our relationship to silence."
Paul Hillier, Arvo Pärt. (Oxford: University Press, 1997)
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obligatory list of bands:
the afghan whigs, aesop rock, a minor forest, laurie anderson, ...and you will know us by the trail of dead, american school of warsaw, arab strap, bathyscaphe, bauhaus, big black, black heart procession, black sabbath, blackalicious, blonde redhead, bloodhag, boston, botch, boxhead ensemble, jacques brel, james brown, the building press, the buzzcocks, cake like, neko case, caspar brotzmann massaker, kelly clarkson, clouddead, cocorosie, codeine, john coltrane, cop shoot cop, crescent, the crying shame, the cure, cursive, deep skull, dis-, do make say think, dungen, enemymine, epmd, eric b. & rakim, explosions in the sky, fcs north, fugazi, serge gainsbourg, diamanda galas, gang starr, gastr del sol, godheadsilo, godspeed you black emperor!, al green, grant green, hall & oates, charlotte hatherley, helmet, ho-ag, hood, isaac hayes, guildo horn, willie hutch, interpol, iron maiden, jandek, journey, joy division, june of 44, juno, eyvind kang, karp, r. kelly, key note speaker, kraftwerk, laddio bolocko, larval, les savy fav, jenny lewis, lightning bolt, linus of hollywood, loren mazzacane connors, manowar, the mars volta, marvin gaye, mc paul barman, milk cult, ministry, minor threat, mission of burma, mogwai, mommy & daddy, moonshake, mos def, muszikas, naked city, jim o'rourke, paris combo, arvo pärt, patio kings, pied sally, joel rl phelps, pigeonhed, pinetop seven, plexi, public enemy, quicksand, david rawlings, jonathan richman, sage, erik satie, shellac, shipping news, silkworm, six finger satellite, sigur rós, sleater-kinney, slint, soul side, regina spektor, squirrel bait, stetsasonic, sun city girls, swarming hordes, system of a down, team dresch, television, thirty ought six, tones on tail, trans am, the twilight singers, the undertones, unwound, visqueen, janet weiss, gillian welch, barry white, shannon wright, xtc, xxx maniak, zdeth, and john zorn, among others.
websites you should be aware of:
Key Note Speaker
official Key Note Speaker website | Key Note Speaker's MySpace page
American School of Warsaw
official American School of Warsaw website | ASOW's MySpace page
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