Blank Forms

Blank Forms is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting emerging and underrepresented artists working in a range of time-based and interdisciplinary art practices, including experimental music, performance, dance, and sound art. Blank Forms provides artists with curatorial support, residencies, commissions, and publications to help document, disseminate, and advance their practices.
 
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Blank Forms - Organic Music Societies
2021
English edition
forthcoming
Archival documents and new writings on the intermedia collaborations of avant-garde jazz trumpeter Don Cherry and textile artist Moki Cherry.
Maryanne Amacher - Selected Writings and Interviews
2021
English edition
forthcoming
The life and work of Maryanne Amacher are as vast as they are as yet unknown. Situated at the very onset of serious study of her papers, Amy Cimini and Bill Dietz offer a heterodox and idiosyncratic selection of largely unpublished documents spanning the bandwidth of the still unprocessed contents of the Amacher archive.
Judith Hamann - Shaking Studies (vinyl LP)
2020
forthcoming
A collection of iterative cello performance that foregrounds shaking as a generative subject.
Judith Hamann - Music for Cello and Humming (CD)
2020
forthcoming
Two pieces for cello and humming written specifically for Judith Hamann by composers Sarah Hennies and Anthony Pateras alongside Hamann's own “Humming Suite” and “Study for cello and humming.”
Thulani Davis - Nothing but the Music
2020
English edition
Thulani Davis' collection of poetry about music.
Blank Forms - Aspirations of Madness
2020
English edition
Aspirations of Madness, Blank Forms' fifth collection of archival, unpublished, or newly translated texts, considers the work of Masayuki Takayanagi, the poet Louise Landes Levi, musician and writer Joseph Jarman, polymath Catherine Christer Hennix and her one-time student the poet Charles Stein, Russian musicologist Henry Orlov, and Maryanne Amacher—brilliant and overlooked artists whose work Blank Forms will continue to champion in a variety of contexts. Aspirations of Madness features additional contributions by Alan Cummings, Bill Dietz, Peter Kastakis, Art Lange, Leo Svirsky, Satoru Obara, and Tomoyuki Chida.
Loren Connors - Autumn\'s Sun
2019
English edition
The definitive edition of Loren Connors' texts.
Catherine Christer Hennix - Poësy Matters and Other Matters (2 vol.)
2019
English edition
The first comprehensive publication of the Swedish polymath Catherine Christer Hennix's written work in a two-volume set.
Joseph Jarman - Black Case Volume I and II - Return From Exile
2019
English edition
The republication in print form of the poems of Art Ensemble of Chicago's founding member breathes new life into a forgotten document of the Black Arts Movement.
Blank Forms - Intelligent Life
2019
English edition
(last copies available!)
The fourth issue of Blank Forms' journal: a kaleidoscopic view of the last fifty years of experimental art and music in the United States and beyond, mining the conceptual, technical, historical, or otherwise marginal details undergirding artists' lives, ideas, and approaches that may otherwise remain buried.
Catherine Christer Hennix - Karlheinz Stockhausen - Unbegrenzt – Aus den sieben Tagen / Unlimited – From the Seven Days (vinyl LP)
2020
restocking in progress
currently out of stock
C.C. Hennix realizes Karlheinz Stockhausen's famous “intuitive music” masterwork from the late Sixties.
Masayuki Takayanagi - Axis/Another Revolvable Thing 1 (vinyl LP)
2020
currently out of stock
Reissue of a classic example of Masayuki Takayanagi's “non section music” from 1975.
Masayuki Takayanagi - Axis/Another Revolvable Thing 2 (vinyl LP)
2020
currently out of stock
Reissue of a classic example of Masayuki Takayanagi's “non section music” from 1975.
Masayuki Takayanagi - Axis/Another Revolvable Thing 1 + 2 (2 CD)
2020
currently out of stock
Reissue of a classic example of Masayuki Takayanagi's “non section music” from 1975.
Masayuki Takayanagi - April is the cruellest month (CD)
2019
currently out of stock
Masayuki Takayanagi's legendary “lost” album.
Maryanne Amacher - Petra (vinyl LP)
2019
currently out of stock
This publication of Maryanne Amacher's 1991 piece Petra marks her first commercially available instrumental work as well as the first time her music has ever been available on vinyl— a unique example of Amacher's late work.
Maryanne Amacher - Petra (CD)
2019
currently out of stock
A unique example of Amacher's late work.
Loren Connors - Unaccompanied Acoustic Guitar Improvisations Vol. 10 (vinyl LP)
2018
currently out of stock
First vinyl re-release of an essential record from Loren Connors' acoustic period.
Maryanne Amacher - Selected Writings and Interviews
2020
English edition
sold out
The life and work of Maryanne Amacher are as vast as they are as yet unknown. Situated at the very onset of serious study of her papers, Amy Cimini and Bill Dietz offer a heterodox and idiosyncratic selection of largely unpublished documents spanning the bandwidth of the still unprocessed contents of the Amacher archive (hardcover edition).
Henning Christiansen - Blank Forms - Freedom is Around the Corner
2018
English edition
sold out
Henning Christiansen: Freedom is Around the Corner, the third issue of Blank Forms' journal, is released in conjunction with a retrospective exhibition and performance series of the same name, devoted to the work of pioneering Danish composer and artist Henning Christiansen (1932–2008).
Blank Forms - Music From The World Tomorrow
2018
English edition
sold out
The second issue of Blank Forms' journal.
Blank Forms
2017
English edition
sold out
The inaugural issue of Blank Forms' anthology, bringing together a combination of never-before published, lost, and new materials that supplement the non-profit's live programs. It is envisioned as a platform for critical reflection and extended dialogue between scholars, artists, and other figures working within the world of experimental music and art.
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