Britain's unique musical heritage and it's dancefloors, raves and sound system culture are deeply embedded in our art and society today. British artists such as Jeremy Deller, Kode9 and Mark Leckey all explore this relationship between people, communities and sound. Here is a list of recommendations from sound art to rave culture and its many influences and expressions.
IMAGE: Jeremy Deller The History Of The World 1998
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This is a personal graphic visual presentation of the history, influence and context for acid house and brass band music; its flow diagram indicates possible social and political echoes between the two forms. The print also provides the graphic rationale for Acid Brass, a project initiated by Jeremy Deller in 1996 for which acid house music was arranged and performed by brass bands. The joining of acid house and brass band music illustrated the historical breadth of the spirit of dissent that characterised opposition to the Thatcherite break-up both of the coal industry and Britain’s wider industrial and manufacturing base.