Author(s): Tony Conrad
A legendary figure of the New York art and music worlds, Tony Conrad (born 1940) has traversed experimental film, drone music, minimalist video and writing over the course of his career. In each, he has met with equal success: in music, he was a member of The Dream Syndicate, he played alongside Lou Reed in The Primitives and, more recently, he has composed string music using just intonation; in film, he redefined the boundaries of structural filmmaking through works such as "The Flicker" and "Yellow Movies." Recently, Conrad has turned to researching and writing about topics as varied as traditional Western music and mathematical principles, both ancient and modern. "Tony Conrad: Writings" is the first book to collect this wide range of texts, some of which have never before been published, which illuminate the influences upon his work and address his theories about art and music.