Rough Trade Editions is a series of pamphlets bringing together the very highest calibre of artists, writers, poets, musicians, photographers, illustrators and thinkers to tell stories on the importance of counter-culture and why it will always matter. Have you heard the story about the android that took to the operatic stage of eighteenth century London? Or of the inventor who used musical chords to power an engine and fire a canon? What about the composer who helped the most beautiful woman in the world build a missile guidance system? Three True Tales About Music and Technology re-imagines these episodes from the at times tumultuous history between the sonic arts and technoscience as a collection of true folk-style tales.
Author: Robert Barry
Format: Paperback, Zine