Sometimes the fact that there are so many treasures scattered across the web is detrimental to the surfer. In this vast sea there are so many distractions and delights that they appear to shine like gold and darken all of the real jewels of generosity and marvel. This article seeks to be simply a shortcut to one of those: the Audio Arts archive of the Tate.

The Tate acquired the entire audio archive of Audio Arts in 2004. The sum total is more than 350 boxes of material related to the insemination, creation and production of the audio magazine founded by the great William Furlong in 1973. For those who don’t know, Audio Arts was an audio magazine stored on cassettes that provided a space for artists and art professionals to discuss their work in a free manner and without mediation. The publication existed for 33 consecutive years and is the most comprehensive and coherent sound archive dedicated to art and artists in the world, and which includes Andy Warhol, Tracey Emin, Joseph Beuys and Ian Breakwell, among many others.

The Tate has digitalized the volumes and supplements of Audio Arts, together with an archive of images for each cassette. We recommend the following:

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Audio Arts: Volume 2 No 4

A conversation between Marcel Duchamp and Herman Nitsch.

 

Audio Arts: John Cage, Art is either a Complaint or do Something Else

John Cage reads during a 1989 exhibition.

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Audio Arts: Volume 21 No 2

Includes contributions from Marion Coutts, Win Wenders, Paul McCarthy, Victore Burgin, John Giorno and Cuauhtemoc Medina.

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Sometimes the fact that there are so many treasures scattered across the web is detrimental to the surfer. In this vast sea there are so many distractions and delights that they appear to shine like gold and darken all of the real jewels of generosity and marvel. This article seeks to be simply a shortcut to one of those: the Audio Arts archive of the Tate.

The Tate acquired the entire audio archive of Audio Arts in 2004. The sum total is more than 350 boxes of material related to the insemination, creation and production of the audio magazine founded by the great William Furlong in 1973. For those who don’t know, Audio Arts was an audio magazine stored on cassettes that provided a space for artists and art professionals to discuss their work in a free manner and without mediation. The publication existed for 33 consecutive years and is the most comprehensive and coherent sound archive dedicated to art and artists in the world, and which includes Andy Warhol, Tracey Emin, Joseph Beuys and Ian Breakwell, among many others.

The Tate has digitalized the volumes and supplements of Audio Arts, together with an archive of images for each cassette. We recommend the following:

.

Audio Arts: Volume 2 No 4

A conversation between Marcel Duchamp and Herman Nitsch.

 

Audio Arts: John Cage, Art is either a Complaint or do Something Else

John Cage reads during a 1989 exhibition.

.

Audio Arts: Volume 21 No 2

Includes contributions from Marion Coutts, Win Wenders, Paul McCarthy, Victore Burgin, John Giorno and Cuauhtemoc Medina.

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