Music: Composers, Conductors, Groups



Lou Reed: Metal Machine Trio Text by Christopher Scoates, Ulrich Krieger, Thurston Moore, Raj Patel. This volume documents the installation at the Cranbrook Art Museum of Lou Reed’s Metal Machine Trio, a live ambisonic 3-D sound installation inspired by Reed’s controversial 1975 album Metal Machine Music. Reed worked with acoustic >>more
Cranbrook Art Museum
ISBN 9780989186476
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Hbk, 9.25 x 12.25 in. / 132 pgs / illustrated throughout.
Pub Date: 08/23/2016 | In stock


A Mammal’s Notebook: The Writings of Erik Satie Edited and with introduction by Ornella Volta. Translation by Antony Melville. This is the largest selection, in any language, of the writings of Erik Satie (1866-1925). Although once dismissed as an eccentric, Satie has come to be seen as a key influence on modern music, and >>more
Atlas Press
ISBN 9781900565660
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Hbk, 6.75 x 9 in. / 224 pgs / 153 b&w.
Pub Date: 07/31/2014 | In stock
Ain’t No Grave By Macel Ely II. Once described as the King Recording Label's “Gospel Ranger,” Brother Claude Ely (1922-1978) was known and loved throughout the Appalachian mountains as both a religious singer-songwriter and a Pentecostal-Holiness preacher. Few people, however, knew the >>more
Dust to Digital
ISBN 9780981734224
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Hbk, 7 x 9.5 in. / 360 pg / 290 duotone / Audio CD.
Pub Date: 03/31/2011 | In stock
Almost Nothing with Luc Ferrari Text by Jacqueline Caux, Luc Ferrari. Interview by Jacqueline Caux, François Delalande, Daniel Terrugi, Evelyne Gayou. Translated by Jérôme Hansen. Perhaps the only postwar classical composer to invest avant-garde music with overt eroticism, Luc Ferrari (1929–2005) was one of France’s leading composers of the twentieth century, relentlessly experimental while always preserving his keen sense of >>more
Errant Bodies Press
ISBN 9780982743911
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Hbk, 6 x 9 in. / 164 pgs / 20 b&w.
Pub Date: 03/31/2013 | Awaiting stock
Arcana II: Musicians on Music Edited by John Zorn. Texts by Yamataka Eye, J. G. Thirlwell, Butch Morris, Evan Parker, Marina Rosenfeld, Ned Rothenberg, Sylvie Courvoisier, Steve Coleman, Dave Douglas, Annie Gosfield, Jim O'Rourke, Milford Graves, Zeena Parkins, Bill Laswell and Uri Caine, et. al. In his preface to the first Arcana: Musicians on Music (2000), avant-garde composer and saxophone player John Zorn wrote: "This book exists to correct an unfortunate injustice, the incredible lack of insightful critical writing about >>more
Hips Road/Tzadik
ISBN 9780978833763
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Paperback, 6.5 x 10 in. / 300 pgs.
Pub Date: 09/01/2007 | In stock
Arcana III: Musicians on Music Edited by John Zorn. Arcana III is the third groundbreaking collection of critical writings on avant-garde and experimental music put together by editor (and experimental music legend) John Zorn. In this volume, 30 distinguished composer/performers illuminate and speculate upon >>more
Hips Road/Tzadik
ISBN 9780978833770
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Pbk, 6.5 x 10 in. / 256 pgs / 35 b&w.
Pub Date: 09/01/2008 | In stock
Arcana IV: Musicians on Music Edited by John Zorn. Now in its fourth installment, with a fifth in preparation, John Zorn's acclaimed Arcana series provides insight into the work and methodologies of some of the most creative musical minds of our time. Rather than >>more
Hips Road/Tzadik
ISBN 9780978833787
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Pbk 6.5 x 10 in. / 408 pgs / 85 b&w.
Pub Date: 09/30/2009 | In stock
Arcana V: Musicians on Music, Magic & Mysticism Edited by John Zorn. For centuries musicians have tapped into mysticism, magic and alchemy, embracing ritual, spell, incantation and prayer, and experimenting with esoteric approaches to harmony, pitch and vibration. In recent decades, avant-garde musicians have rediscovered these overlaps, >>more
Hips Road/Tzadik
ISBN 9780978833794
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Pbk, 6.5 x 10 in. / 464 pgs / 62 color / 52 b&w.
Pub Date: 07/31/2010 | Awaiting stock
Arcana VI: Musicians on Music Edited and with preface by John Zorn. A major resource for new music theory and practice in the twenty-first century, the acclaimed Arcana series looks at the inner workings of the artistic process through manifestoes, scores, interviews, notes and critical papers written >>more
Hips Road/Tzadik
ISBN 9780978833756
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Pbk, 6.5 x 10 in. / 316 pgs / 73 b&w.
Pub Date: 09/30/2012 | In stock
Arcana VII: Musicians on Music Edited and with preface by John Zorn. John Zorn's acclaimed Arcana series, now in its seventh installment, is a major source on new music theory and practice in the twenty-first century. The most varied collection to date, Arcana VII includes personal essays >>more
Hips Road/Tzadik
ISBN 9780978833749
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Pbk, 6.5 x 10 in. / 348 pgs / 156 b&w.
Pub Date: 10/31/2014 | In stock
Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti: Selected Lyrics By Ariel Pink. Edited by Anthony Atlas. Selected Lyrics is the debut print publication of acclaimed Los Angeles songwriter Ariel Pink (born 1978), as the first survey of lyrics by his band, Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti. It provides lyrics for Pink's most >>more
ISBN 9783905999525
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Pbk, 4.5 x 7 in. / 52 pgs / 52 b&w.
Pub Date: 09/30/2014 | In stock
Björk Text by Klaus Biesenbach, Alex Ross, Nicola Dibben, Timothy Morton, Sjón. Björk is a contemporary icon whose contributions to music, video, film, fashion and art have influenced a generation worldwide. Designed by top graphic design agency M/M as a slipcased world of wonders, this publication—which accompanies >>more
The Museum of Modern Art, New York
ISBN 9780870709609
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Slip, Pbk, 5 vols, 9.5 x 12 in. / 192 pgs / 224 color.
Pub Date: 03/24/2015 | In stock
David Bowie: Any Day Now Foreword by Kenneth Pitt. Text by Kevin Cann. David Bowie first came to notice with the 1969 song "Space Oddity," after which he promptly vanished from the public eye, immersing himself in a long period of musical experimentation and reemerging in 1972 as >>more
ISBN 9780955201776
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Pbk, 9 x 11 in. / 336 pgs / 460 color / 400 b&w.
Pub Date: 02/28/2011 | Awaiting stock
Feed-Back: The Velvet Undergound: Legend, Truth Edited by Ignacio Julià. "Only five thousand people ever bought a Velvet Underground album," Brian Eno once said, "but every single one of them started a band." Of course, well in excess of that oddly low number of copies >>more
Ignacio Julià
ISBN 9788461268252
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Hbk, 8 x 7 in. / 280 pgs / 3 color.
Pub Date: 04/30/2011 | In stock
Gainsbourg: The Biography By Gilles Verlant. Translated by Paul Knobloch. When Serge Gainsbourg died in 1991, France went into mourning: François Mitterand himself proclaimed him “our Baudelaire, our Apollinaire.” Gainsbourg redefined French pop, from his beginnings as cynical chansonnier and mambo-influenced jazz artist to the >>more
TamTam Books
ISBN 9780966234671
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Pbk, 8.5 x 5.5 in. / 400 pgs.
Pub Date: 07/31/2012 | In stock
Give My Regards To Eighth Street By Morton Feldman. Morton Feldman (1926-1987) is among the most influential American composers of the twentieth century, a man whose music is known for its extreme quiet and delicate beauty (while Feldman himself was famously large and loud). >>more
Exact Change
ISBN 9781878972316
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Pbk, 6 x 8 in. / 256 pgs.
Pub Date: 03/02/2004 | In stock
In The Words of Sparks...Selected Lyrics Edited by Ron Mael, Russell Mael. Introduction by Morrissey. Sparks--the long-running duo of Ron and Russell Mael--are among the most respected songwriters of their generation, their songs ranking alongside those of Ray Davies (The Kinks having been a formative influence), George Gershwin, Cole Porter >>more
TamTam Books
ISBN 9780985272401
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Hbk, 4.25 x 6.75 in. / 200 pgs.
Pub Date: 10/31/2013 | In stock
John Fahey: Your Past Comes Back to Haunt You Text by Claudio Guerrieri, Glenn Jones, Malcolm Kirton, R. Anthony Lee, Byron Coley, Douglas Blazek. Afterword by Eddie Dean. More than ten years in the making, this critically acclaimed box set—originally published in 2011—features the earliest recordings of one of the most influential guitarists of the 1960s and ’70s, blues and folk pioneer John >>more
ISBN 9780997060201
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Slip, Hbk, 12 x 12 in. / 88 pgs / 136 b&w / 5 CDs.
Pub Date: 02/23/2016 | Awaiting stock
Kim Gordon: Chronicles Vol. 2 Artwork by Kim Gordon. In Chronicles Vol. 2, Kim Gordon brings together some of her most personal drawings from recent years--drawings that she made for her daughter, Coko, for her nieces, for her partner Thurston Moore, and friends. This >>more
ISBN 9783905714135
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Paperback, 6.5 x 9 in. / 32 pgs / 32 color.
Pub Date: 09/15/2006 | Awaiting stock
Kim Gordon: Chronicles Vol.1 Artwork by Kim Gordon. This artist's book is best summed up in Kim Gordon's own words: “Basically what the book consists of is a loopy text of me having a conversation with someone named Julia about Dylan's book Chronicles, >>more
ISBN 9783905714012
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Paperback, 6.5 x 9 in. / 32 pgs / 32 color.
Pub Date: 08/15/2005 | Awaiting stock
New York Noise: Art and Music from the New York Underground 1978-88 Edited by Stuart Baker. Between 1975 and 1988 New York City spawned an incredible and wild array of artistic communities that overlapped and interbred with scant heed for generic "purity" (let alone posterity): every musician, it seemed, was also >>more
Soul Jazz Records Publishing
ISBN 9780955481703
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Flexi, 9.5 x 12.5 in. / 208 pgs / 400 b&w.
Pub Date: 08/01/2007 | Awaiting stock
Ola Belle Reed and Southern Mountain Music on the Mason-Dixon Line Introduction by Clifford R. Murphy. Text by Henry Glassie, Clifford R. Murphy, Douglas Dawling Peach. Ola Belle Reed (1916–2002) was one of the all-time greatest performers of Appalachian music. Ola Belle Reed and Southern Mountain Music on the Mason-Dixon Line combines Reed’s 1960s recordings, some of the earliest she ever >>more
ISBN 9780981734279
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Hbk, 6.5 x 9.5 in. / 256 pgs / 50 color / 32 b&w / 2 CDs.
Pub Date: 02/23/2016 | Awaiting stock
Renegades of Rhythm Edited by Johan Kugelberg. Text by DJ Shadow, Cut Chemist, Afrika Bambaataa. This tour book commemorates the Cut Chemist & DJ Shadow Renegades of Rhythm tour, a national tour featuring the two DJs playing Afrika Bambaataa's legendary, 40,000-strong record collection (now archived at Cornell University) as a >>more
ISBN 9781938265983
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Pbk, 7.88 x 10.5 in. / 80 pgs / 50 color / 30 b&w.
Pub Date: 03/24/2015 | In stock
Return of the Repressed: Destroy All Monsters 1974-1977 Edited by Mike Kelley, Dan Nadel. Text by Nicole Rudick. The influential Detroit “anti-rock” group Destroy All Monsters (Mike Kelley, Cary Loren, Niagara, Jim Shaw) made raucous music, irreverent art and legendary zines, performing and disseminating their activities through an elaborate self-mythology. The Destroy All >>more
ISBN 9780983719908
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Pbk, 8.5 x 10 in. / 312 pgs / 400 color / 100 b&w.
Pub Date: 11/30/2011 | In stock
Robert Ashley: Yes, But Is It Edible? Edited by Will Holder, Alex Waterman. American composer Robert Ashley (born 1930) has taken contemporary opera beyond the opera theater and into the television screen. Ashley’s operas draw an elegant cosmology of American consciousness out of storytelling, short phrases, ranting, chanting, >>more
New Documents
ISBN 9781927354094
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Pbk, 9.5 x 11.5 in. / 784 pgs / illustrated throughout.
Pub Date: 12/31/2014 | In stock
Sonic Youth: Sensational Fix Edited by Roland Groenenboom. Text by Thurston Moore, Kim Gordon, Lee Ranaldo, Vikki Alexander, Jutta Koether, Mike Kelley, John Miller, Richard Hell, et al. The iconic postpunk band Sonic Youth is famed for blurring musical genres, veering from thundering rock to dismantled experimentalism, and expanding the possibilities of the electric guitar. "What we're doing is always inventing itself. I >>more
Walther König
ISBN 9783865605399
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Hbk, 7.25 x 7.25 in. / 720 pgs / 700 color / two 7 in. vinyl records.
Pub Date: 04/30/2010 | In stock
Take Me to the Water Text by Luc Sante, Jim Linderman, Steven L. Ledbetter. Making the past vividly present once again, Grammy winner Dust-to-Digital unveils Take Me to the Water, a revelatory examination of baptismal rites and music. Comprising a beautiful hardcover book and a CD featuring rare, vintage >>more
ISBN 9780981734217
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Clth, 8.75 x 6 in. / 96 pgs / 75 duotone / Audio CD.
Pub Date: 09/30/2009 | Awaiting stock
The "Odessey": The Zombies in Words and Images By The Zombies. Foreword by Tom Petty. Text by Scott B. Bomar, Cindy da Silva. Contributions by Brian Wilson, Carlos Santana, Paul Weller.

Released 50 years ago, and celebrated in this new book, the Zombies' final album Odessey and Oracle is a masterpiece of '60s rock

I remember first hearing 'She’s Not There' on the radio in my >>more
Reel Art Press/BMG Books
ISBN 9781909526440
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Hbk, 10 x 10 in. / 152 pgs / 62 color / 43 b&w.
Pub Date: 03/30/2017 | In stock

The Kills: Dream & Drive Foreword by Alison Mosshart. After four critically acclaimed albums and nine years on the road, The Kills members Alison Mosshart and Jamie Hince announce Dream and Drive, a portrait of the band’s career by their lifelong friend and collaborator >>more
Domino Recording Co. Ltd.
ISBN 9780957114203
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Clth, 8.5 x 9.75 in. / 182 pgs / illustrated throughout.
Pub Date: 09/30/2012 | Awaiting stock
Vertical Thoughts: Morton Feldman and the Visual Arts Edited by Seán Kissane. Text by Brian O'Doherty, Francesco Pellizzi, Dore Ashton, Juan Manuel Bonet. If any music can be said to be painterly, it is that of Morton Feldman (1926-1987), one of the most influential composers of the twentieth century. Feldman (1926-1987) was deeply immersed in the milieu of >>more
Irish Museum of Modern Art
ISBN 9781907020087
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Pbk, 9.5 x 13.5 in. / 318 pgs / 97 color.
Pub Date: 07/31/2011 | Awaiting stock



Destroy All Monsters Artwork by Mike Kelley, Jim Shaw. Destroy All Monsters started out as an anti-rock band: four midwestern art students - Jim Shaw, Mike Kelley, Cary Loren, and Niagara - with a mission to subvert the airwaves. Between 1975 and 1979, they >>more
Book Beat Gallery
ISBN 9781881616481
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Paperback, 8.5 x 11 in. / 100 pgs / illustrated throughout.
Pub Date: 06/02/1995 | Out of print
Destroy All Monsters Magazine 1976-1979 Text by Cary Loren, Mike Kelley, Niagara, Jim Shaw. Formed in 1973, the Detroit band Destroy All Monsters was a wild and reckless synthesis of psychedelia, proto-punk, heavy metal, noise and performance art. The collective hailed from Ann Arbor, Michigan, and consisted of Cary >>more
Primary Information
ISBN 9780978869786
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Pbk, 8.5 x 11 in. / 278 pgs / 40 color / 185 b&w.
Pub Date: 06/30/2011 | Out of print
Fabio Paleari: I Won't Give Up Text by Robert Montgomery. Any follower of the international tabloids is well-acquainted with rocker Pete Doherty, the former Libertines frontman who is now quite famous for his on-again, off-again love affairs with supermodel Kate Moss and crack cocaine. After >>more
ISBN 9788862080194
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Paperback, 9.5 x 11 in. / 272 pgs / 160 color / 60 b&w.
Pub Date: 03/01/2008 | Out of print
Jon Thor Birgisson & Alex Somers: Riceboy Sleeps This powerful and enigmatic small volume has been hotly anticipated by Sigur Ros fans for some time. A reprint of the first artist's book from frontman Jon "Jónsi" Thor Birgisson and his boyfriend Alex Somers, >>more
Moss Stories
ISBN 9781933045801
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Hardback, 4.5 x 6 in. / 52 pgs. / illustrated throughout
Pub Date: 03/01/2008 | Out of print
Moby: Destroyed Like no other music of its era, Moby's oceanic, bluesy electronica has summed up the millennial turn's rootless melancholia, in massive worldwide hits like "Porcelain," "Natural Blues" and "Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad?" >>more
ISBN 9788862081559
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Hbk, 11.5 x 9 in. / 120 pgs / 77 color / Audio CD.
Pub Date: 05/31/2011 | Out of print
Odd Future: Golf Wang Edited by Nick Weidenfeld, Michael Schmelling. The Los Angeles collective of hip hop skater kids known as Odd Future--or in full, Odd Future Golf Wang Kill Them All--has galvanized hip hop superstars, sneaker freaks, hipsters and cognoscenti alike with its dark, >>more
ISBN 9780983719915
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Pbk, 8.5 x 11 in. / 192 pgs / 200 color / 40 b&w.
Pub Date: 11/30/2011 | Out of print
Philip Glass & Steve Reich: Images 4 Music Artwork by Glass. Philip, Steve Reich. The urge towards the optic is arguably being felt increasingly in all media; music is no exception, as Images 4 Music demonstrates. Whether the results are spontaneous, derivative, algorithmic, abstract, poetic or simply arbitrary, visual >>more
Hatje Cantz Publishers
ISBN 9783775715966
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Boxed, 5 x 5.75 in. / 16 pgs / illustrated throughout.
Pub Date: 07/15/2005 | Out of print
Sigur Rós: Med sud í eyrum vid spilum endalaust Edited by Sarah Hopper. Gorgeously ethereal, minimalistic and adored worldwide, the magical soundworld of the Icelandic band Sigur Rós has enraptured a worldwide audience with its quiet beauty. Med sud í eyrum vid spilum endalaust is a deluxe clothbound >>more
Sigur Ros
ISBN 9781935202059
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Clth, 12 x 9.5 in. / 200 pgs / 153 color / DVD (NTSC & PAL).
Pub Date: 01/31/2010 | Out of print
Strange Fruit: Rock Apocrypha >>more
Book Beat Gallery
ISBN 9781564660671
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Pub Date: 07/02/1999 | Out of print
Sun Ra & Ayé Aton: Space, Interiors and Exteriors 1972 Edited by John Corbett. Foreword by Glenn Ligon. In 1972, the legendary musician, composer and mystic Sun Ra (1914–1993) was hard at work scripting and acting in the now classic documentary on his life and work, Space is the Place, as well as >>more
ISBN 9780984589210
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Pbk, 9 x 8.5 in. / 96 pgs / 90 color.
Pub Date: 04/30/2013 | Out of print
The Wilco Book Edited by Peter Buchanan-Smith and Daniel Nadel. Essay by Rick Moody. Texts by Mark Twain and Bern Porter. Art by Fred Tomaselli. Photographs by Michael Schmelling. This is a book about Wilco and the pictorial, literary and musical world it conjures up on record and in performance. Created in collaboration with Jeff Tweedy, Wilco and Tony Margherita, this primarily visual book >>more
ISBN 9780971367036
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Hardcover, 8 x 10 in. / 160 pgs / 200 color.
Pub Date: 11/02/2004 | Out of print


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