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The Topography of Chance


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Sonic Arts Network is proud to present the eighth instalment of its critically acclaimed CD series, The Topography of Chance, curated by Stewart Lee; stand-up comedian, writer and director. The Topography of Chance is a journey through chance elements that traverses countries and cultures that range from the Golan Heights to Arizona and from Hackney to Rome. After a surreal encounter with a Fluxus Group floating a large portrait painting down a river in Cardiff, eating Borscht out of an oil drum and learning more about late Fluxus artist Emmett Williams (the face in the picture), Stewart bought Williams’ book An Anecdoted Topography of Chance. The book documents in detail, objects left at random on the desk of the artist Daniel Spoerri and it is this premise of chance that acts as inspiration for this CD. The Topography of Chance brings together an eclectic mix of artists, comedians and writers producing work ranging from the beautiful to the bizarre.

The Topography of Chance Track List:

1. Magnetic Migration Music - A Loch, Central Scotland, (Side A, Side B Blank)
2. Rodd Keith - How Can A Man Overcome His Heartbroken Pain?
3. Daniel Patrick Quinn featuring Duncan Grahl – The Burryman
4. Derek Bailey – Anecdote
5. Evan Parker, John Coxon and Ashley Wales – Evan Parker with Birds, Track #1
6. Giant Sand – Birdsong
7. Jem Finer and Andrew K_tting – John Barley Corn
8. Jon Rose – The Shouting Fence
9. Kombat Opera – Corby Trouser Press
10. Rothko with Arthur Smith - I’ve Seen Your Arse
11. Simon Munnery – Allen Road N16
12. Tells – Roundabout
13. Thunderboy – (They) Called It
14. The Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players – Let’s Not Have The Same Weight in 1978, Let’s Have More
15. Rooney – Into The Lens or In The Centre of The Image
16. Mark E Smith – Football Results
17. Magnetic Migration Music – Borough, Near Tate Modern, London (side b)

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