The Entire Archive of Contact: A Journal for Contemporary Music Has Been Digitized and Put Online

FYI on a new dig­i­ti­za­tion project:

“Con­tact: A Jour­nal for Con­tem­po­rary Music was active from 1971–1990 and inde­pen­dent­ly pub­lished by its edi­tors. As with many inde­pen­dent print pub­li­ca­tions of that era, this has meant that, for read­ers and researchers oper­at­ing in a con­tem­po­rary dig­i­tal land­scape, the rich­ness of its resource has been all but inac­ces­si­ble. In recog­ni­tion of this sit­u­a­tion, in the years 2016–2019, the entire jour­nal was digi­tised and made avail­able over the course of a three-year research project..”

Con­tact’s basic inten­tions – as set out ful­ly in the first issue, dat­ed Spring 1971 – were to pro­mote informed dis­cus­sion of 20th-cen­tu­ry music in gen­er­al and the music of our own time in par­tic­u­lar. Among the orig­i­nal con­cerns of the founders of the mag­a­zine were that pop­u­lar musics, jazz and con­tem­po­rary folk music should play a part in our scheme. In the ear­li­er days, espe­cial­ly, we con­tin­u­al­ly sought for good writ­ing in these fields, as well as con­tri­bu­tions on ‘seri­ous’ music.”

Enter the Con­tact online archive here

via @ide­o­forms

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