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Tony Conrad: Writings

Edited by Constance DeJong, Andrew Lampert.

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Essential writings from the downtown New York legend and polymath, pioneer of both structural film and drone music

Tony Conrad (1940–2016) was a legendary multidisciplinary artist known for his groundbreaking contributions in experimental film, music, and video. Upon moving to New York City in 1962, he began making music with John Cale, La Monte Young and Marian Zazeela in the Theatre of Eternal Music, a group that helped shape what would come to be known as minimalist music. He later went on to perform with Lou Reed in a pre-Velvet Underground band called The Primitives and cut a classic 1972 record with the German Krautrock band Faust that set a new standard for drone music.

In the 1960s and 1970s, Conrad was perhaps best known for his contribution to film, where he helped to redefine structural filmmaking with The Flicker and Yellow Movies. Conrad went on to create an extensive body of work in a variety of media such as installation, photography, and performance until his death in 2016.

Throughout his life, Conrad also wrote prolifically on topics including his own work (and that of his peers), music, art, media theory and activism. Writings is the first book devoted solely to Conrad's writing, collecting 57 hard-to-find or previously unpublished texts from 1961 to 2012. These writings provide a critical lens into the artist's multitudinous identities and wide-ranging creative pursuits and, as with his diverse artistic output, consistently challenge and dismantle authoritarian notions of culture.


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The book offers a tantalizing window into the thinking behind Conrad’s most famous works...[he] was uncompromising in his beliefs until the end, sticking to his ideals with tenacious fervor. His music—which often involved vast extended drones and noisy explorations of minimalism—defied mainstream popularity.

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Andrew Lampert to launch 'Tony Conrad: Writings' at Artbook @ Hauser & Wirth LA Bookstore

Andrew Lampert to launch 'Tony Conrad: Writings' at Artbook @ Hauser & Wirth LA Bookstore

Saturday, January 4 at 3 PM, Artbook and Primary Information present the Los Angeles book launch for Tony Conrad: Writings. Editor Andrew Lampert will be reading from the book and in discussion with filmmaker Tyler Hubby (writer and director of Tony Conrad: Completely in the Present) and writer Tosh Berman (author of Tosh: Growing Up in Wallace Berman's World). Email bookshw-la@artbook.com or call 213-988-7413 to pre-order a signed copy with free shipping in the U.S.! continue to blog


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Tony Conrad: Writings

TONY CONRAD: WRITINGS

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