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CD contents

The book comes with a companion CD of 9 tracks with one audiovisual sample available online.

Teletopa (9:45)      
David Ahern, Geoffrey Barnard, Peter Evans, Roger Frampton
Live performance recording at Inhibodress Gallery, Wolloomooloo, 20 September, 1971
See Chapters 1, 7, 8

Severed Heads (4:35)
Severed Heads: Tom Ellard, Garry Bradbury
‘That That Revolves’, 1983, from Clifford Darling Please Don’t Live in the Past, 1985 (2LP, INK 16D, released as double CD, Sevcom, 1999)
See Chapters 2, 4, 10

Justice Yeldham and the Dynamic Ribbon Device (4:30)
Justice Yeldham and the Dynamic Ribbon Device: Lucas Abela
Live performance recording, 293 shanghai, 14 April 2007
(Excerpt: original duration 6:51)
See Chapters 1, 3, 4, 7

The Loop Orchestra (5:07)
The Loop Orchestra: John Blades, Richard Fielding, Anthony Maher
Live-to-air performance, 2MBS-FM, 1982
(Excerpt: original duration 30:00)
See Chapters 2, 4, 8

B(if)tek (5:24)
B(if)tek: Kate Crawford, Nicole Skeltys
‘Dasein’, 1996, from Sub-vocal Theme Park (Nephilim Records, 23009)
See Chapter 5

Gordon Monro (5:08)
Gordon Monro
‘Peer Pressure’, 2000–01
For composition notes, see <>
See Chapter 6

Thembi Soddell & Anthea Caddy (4:38)
Thembi Soddell (sampler) and Anthea Caddy (cello)
‘Track 1’, 2007, from ILAND (CD, Cajid, Cajid 007)
See Chapter 7

Kaye Mortley (4:24)
Kaye Mortley
Exilio, 1999, English version broadcast on The Listening Room, ABC Radio
(Excerpt: original feature duration 70:16)
Producer/author:  Kaye Mortley
Voices: Virginia Baxter, Lucia Barera, Gosia Dobrowolska, Damon Herriman, Sophea Lerner, Allan Mortley, Kaye Mortley, Gretchen Miller, Tara Kate McLennan and Paolo Totaro. Voice recordings: Andrei Chabunov, Phillip Ulman. Sound production, sound design and mixing: Michel Créis (Radio France).
A radiophonic sound mosaic and meditation on displacement and exile threaded through with the lament of convicts sent to Australia, the voices of African workers in a church in Paris resisting deportation, and the poetic observations of Ovid, banished from Rome to the outlands of empire 1000 years ago.
See Chapter 8

Rod Cooper (5:05)
‘Estuary Nocturne’, 2004, from Friction (CD, ROOM40, RM406)
(Excerpt: original duration 6:34)
See Chapter 9

Online audiovisual sample
Robin Fox
Backscatter (excerpt), 2004 (CD, Synaesthesia, Syn012)
See Chapters 3, 6, 7, 10