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<nettime-ann> Press release | Dick Raaymakers: A Monograph

Press release November 2008

*Dick Raaymakers: A Monograph*

Hardcover | Full color illustrated | 450 pages | Dimensions 28 x 22cm |
English edition | ISBN: 978-90-5662-600-6 | €59.90 | Eds.: Arjen Mulder,
Joke Brouwer | Design: Joke Brouwer

V2_Publishing is proud to announce that the English-language version of
its monograph on the Dutch artist and composer Dick Raaymakers (1930) is
now available. Authors and translators have been hard at work for many
months unlocking the oeuvre and writings of this pioneer of electronic
art and music for an international audience.

The English edition of the monograph of Dick Raaymakers will be 
officially launched at the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, 
November 21, in Huddersfield (UK). http://www.hcmf.co.uk

Raaymakers’ work has influenced countless international musicians,
theater makers and artists. In 1957, under the name of Kid Baltan, he
produced the world’s first electronic pop song, “Song of the Second
Moon” – which David Bowie called “a song that defined my listening life.”

The English edition of V2_’s complete monograph on this striking artist
covers the breadth and depth of his work. This richly illustrated book
offers insight into Raaymakers’ creative methods, thought processes and
motivations and is an essential reference work. Complementing this
overview are essays by experts from the worlds of music and theater,
including Elmer Schönberger, Frans Evers, Kees Tazelaar, Michael van
Hoogenhuyze and Paul Slangen. With V2_Institute for the Unstable Media,
Dick Raaymakers has spent two years digging through his personal
archive, tracking down early sketches, correspondence and final drafts
of all his works, as well as documentation of often intense
collaborations and performances.

You can order the book at

To request review copies, images or more information, please contact
Joris van Ballegooijen, PR and Communication, V2_Publishing, by phone at
+31-10-206-7272 or email at Joris {AT} v2.nl. We would greatly appreciate
receiving a copy of your review.

Praise for the Dutch edition:

“It’s not just a book to read – it’s a book to experience intensely.”
Maarten Brandt, Opus Klassiek

“This monograph is simply the most wonderful book about a living
composer I have ever seen.”
Kees Polling, Gonzo (circus)

“The best thing of all about the book is that Raaymakers wrote most of
it himself.”
Roland de Beer, De Volkskrant

“By thinking outside of musical frames Raaymakers has been able to unite
music, theater and visual art like no one else.”
Composer and conductor Reinbert de Leeuw

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