Adam Harper is a music theorist, critic, author, and editor. He lectures and teaches at the University of Oxford. He also writes on new underground pop for The Wire, Electronic Beats, Dummy, and The FADER, where he is author of the monthly System Focus column. Harper recently received a PhD from the University of Oxford. In his thesis, he explored fifty years of 'Lo-Fi Aesthetics in Popular Music Discourse.' He defines ‘Lo-fi’ – in opposition to ‘Hi-fi’ - as poorly recorded music, and looks at the ways in which this was heard, written about, characterized and defended in late twentieth popular music magazines, fanzines, and books. His book Infinite Music: Imagining the Next Millennium of Human Music-Making (2011) argues for a new musical progressivism in the contemporary era and speculates how music may sound, and what forms it may take, in the future. Harper gives interdisciplinary lectures and seminars at venues such as the Darmstadt Summer Courses in New Music and All Tomorrow’s Parties Festival, and on The Guardian’s ‘Music Weekly’ podcast series.
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英雄无色 A BETTER NOW
WANGNEWONE x SNACKUO
Check out WangNewOne’s and Snackuo's impression of a post-apocalyptic world.
Listen to the new three-track EP ‘HALO’ by London based producer and vocalist coucou chloé.
The post-apocalyptic scene installation 'Nothing Left' is the frame and setting for two HAU Hebbel am Ufer shows.
Hey Big Girl, Won’t You Back It Up?
Rianna Jade Parker
Before Drake declared he likes his girls ‘BBW’ fat black women have been lovable, fuckable and happy.
AQNB, Jean Kay
Join us for 'Staying Present', a screening, performance and discussion event presented by AQNB
The exhibition is on at Vierte Welt, running throughout 3hd Festival, opening October 11.
Attend the 'Abstract Symposium' - a Plant, a Pile of Trash, and the Idea of the Idea itself.
Part I: PICL (Pieces in Caps Lock)
Kara-Lis Coverdale offers an intimate insight in her practice with a two-part project for 3hd Festival.
SHUSH-to-come: SHUSH Choir
SHUSH will rebase our megastructures, refactor our systems, and reformat our consciousnesses.
TCF: Tea Ceremony / Workshop
Lars TCF Holdhus
A workshop for learning about music production, community, and tea.
Realism and reality without defeat? Solidarity without appropriation? Privacy without isolation?
Listen to the new Powerpoint EP with lead single, 'Powerpoint 1' by Keiska
3hd Festival 2016: There is nothing left but the Future?
We are happy to announce the second edition of 3hd Festival 'There is nothing left but the Future?' running from October 11-15.
Pre-Event with Aristophanes貍貓 and Eartheater
In anticipation of the program in October, Pre-3hd will showcase two powerful women who explore a range of sounds and concepts.