Rhizomatic music

rhizome_waveI’ve been thinking a LOT about different ways of representing the rhizome recently.  D&G talk a lot about nomads living in smooth space and making felt (not knitting!) and I wondered what they’d be listening to during all of that.  A quick search of Soundcloud (thanks Frances!) found 381 tracks, 47 people, 33 playlists, and 2 groups, so that’s my listening sorted out for a while then.

Googling “rhizomatic music” produced this short piece which is along the lines I was thinking – that improv and jazz are pretty rhizomatic, the Beatles are not.  I listen to a lot of prog rock, and that’s a sort of halfway house between the two: there’s so many versions of Yes songs, for example.  Hawkwind as well: another favourite of mine.

So far, from the earlier search, this is my favourite.  [Edit] @sensor tweeted this one

I was thinking about listening to music, but this article suggests a political dimension to it all which is too big for this post.


About Nomad War Machine

Philosopher, Doctor Who lover, knitter, anarchist. Gets paid for being a Learning Technologist at the University of Glasgow. I am interested in theories and models of co-operative learning, in particular the Jigsaw Classroom, and I have just started a PhD about that sort of stuff. Twitter: @NomadWarMachine
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3 Responses to Rhizomatic music

  1. balimaha says:

    soooo cool that you even thought of doing this!!

  2. jollyroger says:

    Music is indispensable for nomads! : )

  3. Lockey says:

    Check out Wolfgang Rehmert and the Rizomatic Orchestra. See: http://www.socstrpr.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/06523-Parson.pdf and http://www.prlog.org/10242147-rhizomatic-music-wolfgang-the-rizomatic-orchestra.html . The Grateful Dead were pretty rhizomatic!

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