Journal of Experimental Music Studies

An Online Journal Sponsored by the Experimental Music Catalogue

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Jems is an online peer-reviewed journal devoted to experimental, systems and minimal, and ‘new’ tonal and postmodern music.  It is a rolling journal, in that suitable articles are added as they are accepted, to provide the most recent available research in the field of experimental music.  Jems is a free publication hosted by the Experimental Music Catalogue.  If you would like updates on new articles as they appear, please contact jems** (for **, substitute @).



Introduction, Acknowledgements, and Explanations


Articles (by type):


New Articles:

Virginia Anderson.  Chinese Characters and Experimental Structure in Cornelius Cardew’s The Great Learning.
Uploaded 17 March 2004.

Rob Haskins.  Another Look at Philip Glass: Aspects of Harmony and Formal Design in Early Works and Einstein on the Beach.
Uploaded 12 September 2005.



Daniel Varela.  ‘A Question of Language’: Frederic Rzewski in conversation about Cornelius Cardew.
Uploaded 17 March 2004.



Virginia Anderson.  Visible Language Fluxus issues (Fluxus and Legacy, 39/3 (October 2005) and After Fluxus 40/1 (January 2006)) [Review].
Uploaded 6 January 2007.


Reprint Series:

Gavin Bryars.  Vexations and its Performers.
Originally published in Contact 26 (1983), 12-20.  Uploaded 17 March 2004.
Michael Parsons.  Howard Skempton: Chorales, Landscapes and Melodies.
Originally published in Contact 30 (1987), 16-29.  Uploaded 19 April 2004.
_______.  The Music of Howard Skempton.
Originally published in Contact 21 (1980), 12-18.  Uploaded 19 April 2004.
Dave Smith.  The Piano Sonatas of John White.
Originally published in Contact 21 (1980), 4-11.  Uploaded 19 March 2004.
_______.  Following a Straight Line: La Monte Young.
Originally published in Contact 18 (1977-78), 4-9, and updated.  Uploaded 21 June 2004.
John Tilbury.  Cornelius Cardew.
Originally published in Contact 26 (1983), 4-11.  Uploaded 27 October 2004.
_______.  The Experimental Years: A View from the Left .
Originally published in Contact 22 (1981), 16-21.  Uploaded 17 March 2004.