The Anti Group
T.A.G.C The Anti Group Communications E.V.MMIX The original idea for the Anti Group was devised by A. Newton & S.J. Turner (R.I.P) as early as 1978, with the intention of the formation of a multi-dimensional research & development project active in many related areas. Research and Development of sound/film/video/performance and the documentation of each project was the fundamental "Modus Operandi". Strictly speaking TAGC are not a group, but a variable collection of individuals contributing under invitation and the directorship of Adi Newton, Underlining this basic idea lays the deeper philosophical and theoretical work of TAGC; The C derived from Communications and to also infer the DNA code of genetics. The primary concern of TAGC is the systematic research and development and documentation and the, expansion of the connections and concepts that are explored and experimented within the fabric of sound, and its theoretical possibilities and its advancement..Also the expansion of Consciousness whether via applied use of computers and audiovisual technology or via arcane systems of Magick or other Occult or esoteric sciences. The last recorded works of TAGC concerned with A.S.B. audio stimulation of the brain, particularly the pieces under the title "A.A.A." & A.A.A.(Audio Alpha Activity & Accelerated Audio Alpha Activity ) respectively These recordings are available on "Meontological Research Recording Record 1" and "Meontological Research Recording Record 2 - 'Teste Tones". Recording number three in the series, which takes the research further into the role of frequencies and rhythms, particularly the codification of rhythmic structures employed in Voodoo rituals to attain trance states is being scheduled for release.The first non theoretical action devised by TAGC was the Film "The Delivery", a 16mm celluloid dual screen film projection and soundtrack, and the Anti theatre performance piece "The Discussion" designed for five tape recorders and multi-video projection systems a anti theatre piece devised / edited and mixed solely by Adi Newton,it involved 5 open reel Revox taperecorders arranged round a table similar to that which would be arranged for a meeting. The 5 TAPES where physically edited from several hours of documents representing different aspects of the Discussion, performed once as it was based purely on aleotory procedures as it was devised to allow maximum chance occurrences and the emergence of new semantic relationships similar techniques where applied to the 16mm dual screen version of The Delivery that was also premiered at the same event a live Audio Visual recording was made and plans to produce a documentary about these and other TAGC live works are also planned.
These two works were first presented at the "Der Doelen" center in Rotterdam on Sat. Sep 22nd, 1985. "The delivery" has been exhibited at the "2nd Atonal festival" in "The Ballhaus Tiergarten" Berlin, Feb 18th 1985 where the soundtrack was recorded on a mobile 24 track system. This document was released as the recording "The delivery" on Atonal Records. After these initial performances TAG concentrated on Audio development. it was during this period 1985-1987 that the above recordings were realized along with the highly acclaimed Ambisonic Album "Digitaria" (Ambisonics a 360 degree sound field based on psychoacoustic theory that represents a true periphonic sound field) Digitaria is a Technological and Ethnological work based on the ideas of the Sabean cults of ancient Khem and the Dogon tribe of Mali and the research by the French anthropologist Marcel Griaule Also the work of Robert temple and ideas and Occult systems expressed in Kenneth Grants work ,Having worked through these areas, it became the next logical step to move into the application of Psychophysics developing the use of frequencies and Psychoacoustics with computer aided technology. Exploring the theoretical ideas of Harry Grindal Mathews,Vladimir Gavreau Gustave Fechnor et all. Performance of these ideas took place at the 3rd Atonal Festival at “TU Mensa” Berlin on Dec 13th 1986 and “SO 36” Berlin on Feb 14th 1987 and at the “Museum of Contemporary Art” Prato, Italy on Sept 23rd 1988. it was at this time also that TAG screened their first Meontological visual experiment “Burning Water”. modern man and from ultraterrestrial origins . The recordings utilized in these performances were released as part of a series of recordings entitled Meontological Research Recordings 1+2. based on the pioneering experiments conducted by Michael Bertiaux of the OTOA and the ‘La Couleuvre Noire’. Bertiaux has developed a system of esoteric engineering - a form of metamathematical reality. The Meontological series is based on Bertiaux’s neologism MEON. Ontology is the science of the metaphysics of being - MEONTOLOGY, therefore, goes beyond this to a fourth-dimensional extension of parapsychology, and concerns areas beyond current maps and explore ideas that seem to have existed anterior to modern man and from ultraterrestrial origins . Currently, "Burning Water" has been re digitally enhanced and finalized for release and will be available in DVD format. TAG performances were held at the Electro-Acoustic Music Academy Stockholm, Aug 23rd 1990 and at the ARS Electronica symposium on Virtual Reality held in Linz Sep 8th 1990 Austria. Currently in preparation are Meontological Research Recordings 3+4. Recording 3 explores the central ideas expressed in the Micheal Bertaux Coulier Noire and Kenneth Grants Cult of Lam and recording 4 centers around research into the development of methods and techniques to aid expanded consciousness following techniques derived from Grey Walters that influenced Bryon Gysons work on the flicker frequencies and the work by Tony Conrad .The Anti Group are only represented by Adi Newton and Jane Radion Newton who for the last decade have been researching and experimenting in different areas and studying theoretical concepts also in order to prepare for new works , a series of published works have also been in preparation. Currently working on a number of new TAGC releases and have recently contributed an abridged research document and sound piece for the next issue of Antibodies. Currently preparing for Live performance and installation events as well as a series of artifacts for release during 2010.
Performance and exhibition details
Pandoras Box "Der Doelen" center in Rotterdam, Holland, Sat. Sep 22nd, 1985 2nd Atonal festival "The Ballhaus Tiergarten" Berlin, Germany . Feb 18th 1985 3rd Atonal Festival "TU Mensa" Berlin ,Germany on Dec 13th 1986 The Pump Station SO 36" Berlin, Germany Feb 14th 1987 Museum of Contemporary Art" Prato, Italy Sept 23rd 1988 Electro-Acoustic Music Academy Stockholm, Sweden Aug 23rd 1990 ARS Electronica symposium on Virtual Reality Sep 8th 1990 Linz, Austria. National Art Gallery V&A inclusion .Smile Classified a magazine of multiple origins March/August 1992 London .UK I.C.A. Art Futura Museo Nacional Centro De Arte Reina Sofia Madrid Spain Sept 1994 Equinox Festival Conway Hall 14 June 2009
我々の作品はそれがどのようなものであっても単一の名称で要約できるものでは ない。多様な領域が TAGC の研究計画のなかにも集積されている。もし単一の タームで我々の作品を描写しようとすれば、マイケル・ベルトーのメオントロジ ー ( Meontology ) というタームを使用するだろう。
T.A.G.C. / DIGITARIA
( SAX 012 ) オ ントロジー( 存在論 ) とは、存在に関する形而上学であり、それゆえメオント ロジーとは" 非 " 在の科学であり、超心理学を計測可能な、そして支配可能な現 象の領域へと、魔術的、四次元的に拡張していくことである。21 世紀のテクノ ロジーと心霊物理 学の洗礼を受けたアルフレッド・ジャリである我々は、魔術 を初めとする古代の知的体系と三次元的テクノロジーを融合することにより、そ の思想の持つ可能性 を探っていこうとするものである・・・。Accelerated Audio Alpha Activity ( 聴覚刺激によるアルファ波活動の促進 AAAA ) は、音の振動に固 有の性質に基づいて音節を構築し、思考を集中させ変容をもたらすための楽器と して設計されている。つまり心霊領域を覚醒し、ある状態下で の ( TAGC
ドラッグに頼らない ) 意識の変容をもたらすために、反復する音節と振動するリ ズムが生み出される。そのような状態をより効果的にするためにヘッドフォーン ( アルファ波活動を拡張するために) とスピーカー( 生理学的振動伝達を拡大する ためにスピーカーに近付くのが望ましい ) の両方を同時に使うことをお薦めする。 そして同時に 1 秒間に 7-13 回明滅するストロボスコープやドリームマシーンを 使用すればより効果的である。 TAGC が AAAA で採用している技術は、オカル トおよび科学に基づくものである。近年、科学は意識が反復刺激に向かった場合、 それは内部知覚の拡張をも たらすのかどうか、その究明にのりだしている。そ の実験による人間の意識が、外部からの循環的、反復的刺激に向かう場合、被験 者は外部世界との接触を喪失 し、内部世界へと没入していくことが証明されて いる。これはインドのタントラやヨガによっても何世紀にわたって実践されてき た ( Adi Newton ) 。
T.A.G.C. / MEONTOLOGICAL RESEARCH RECORDING - RECORD 1
( SAX 013 ) Test 1: Sonochemistry Test 2: Synthesis 54 (Burning Water) side A recorded December 13, 1986 in Berlin. This work was further manipulated and later entitled Teste Tones on the LP Teste Tones. side B is an abridged live version of the soundtrack for Burning Water, recorded February 14, 1987 in Berlin. SWEATBOX 1987
T.A.G.C. / MEONTOLOGICAL RESEARCH - RECORDING 2 TESTE TONES
( SER 12 ) A 1. Test Tone â€” 40Hz 2. Teste Tones 3. E.P.M.D. 4. A.A.A. *this recording is the sun of a work project that begin in Dec 1986. techniques devised at that stage have now been developed and applied exclusively to computer aided technology in both the production and construction of these recordings. on site recordings were made in Berlin and London and later processed in the research laboratory of TAGC, England, May 1988 B 1. Magnesia 2. Magnetic Pharmacology *however, the complete information can be found in the TAGC document 'Rotogravure'
addition 1, under a report entitled ' Threshold of the Inconceivable '. this report expounds the scientific and esoteric nature of Frequencies, featuring report from Dr. E. Jordan, Audiologist, England Dr. Bernard, Audio-Psycho-Phonology center, France SIDE EFFECTS 1988
T.A.G.C. / MEONTOLOGICAL RESEARCH RECORDINGS TESTE TONE
CD ( SOL 15 ) A: 1. Test Tone – 40 Hz 2. Teste Tones 3. E.P.M.D. (Eroto–Psycho Motor Disturbances) 4. A.A.A. (Audio Alpha Activity) B: 5. Magnesia 6. Magnetic Pharmacology 7. A.A.A.A. (Accelerated Audio Alpha Activity) this recording originally released on Side Effects Records, July 1988. on site recordings made in Berlin and London, later processed in the research laboratory of TAGC, England, May 1988 track 1: A collaboration under precise conditions with Isol B. Rubin of SE Institute, London. track 7: Courtesy of Robert King. SOLEILMOON RECORDINGS 1991
T.A.G.C. / DIGITARIA
( SAX 012 ) A: 1. Blood Burns Into Water 2. Dog Star 3. Balag Anti 4. Chozzar Over Abyss 5. Pre-Eval B: 1. Ghost Cultures 2. Noosphere 3. Lux Nox
performers: A. Newton A. Benett, , B.R.D.L.Harden, D.Nicholson, D.F.D' Silva, D.A. Heppenstall J.Bennet, M. Holmes, technical M.Banks, P.H.Barke, R.Gordon SWEATBOX 1986 アンチ・グループがスウェットボックスからリリースした" Digitaria " には、ア メリカ・インディアンの火葬の儀式や幼児殺害に関する TV レポートが含まれ、 Carlec Ambisonics という耳を直撃するホロフォニック・システム似たアンビソニ ック・システムが導入されている。録音には特殊な 4 面体のマイクが使わ れ、
それぞれ違った 4 つのチャンネルに録音でき音響の位相転換可能で、レコード針 を飛ばす耳で聴こえない超低周波や超高周波も録音されているのだと言って い た。当時、期待に胸躍らせ聴いてみたが、ただの実験的エレクトロニック・ミュ ージックだった。しかしアディ・ニュートンの知的な計算されつくしたアルバ ム・コンセプトは、音楽を聴く者にどれほどの愉しみを与えたことだろう。彼の 音楽からボクは多くのことを学んだ。
T.A.G.C. / BIG SEX
( SOX 011 ) A: Big Sex B: 1. Big Sex 2. The Ocean SWEATBOX 1987 ****
THE ANTI GROUP / HA-ZULU
( SOX 009 ) A: Ha B: Zulu
drum programming, recorded by The Anti Group trumpet, tape, organ, voice - Adolphus Newton saxophone - D.F. D'Silva
keyboards, computer - D.A. Heppenstall bass - B.R.D.L. Harden guitar - Mark Holmes kinetic engineering, effects - Robert Baker remix - Richard H. Kirk, Stephen Mallinder recorded 29.4 - 1.5.1985 at the Chapel. Remixed 5-6.8.1985 at F.2 London mastered and cut at Tape 1 SWEATBOX 1985
THE ANTI GROUP / THE DELIVERY
( ST 3006 ) A: 1. Morpheus' Baby 2. The Delivery (Part I) B: 1. The Delivery (Part II) 2. Love Flowers In The Desert
organ, tape, trumpet, voice - Adolphus Newton drums, metaliques percussion, violin, rhythm programm Oskar M keyboards, computer - D.A. Heppenstall saxophone - D.F. D'Silva bass - B.R.D.L. Harden guitar - Mark Holmes produced by Dimitri Hegemann , Manfred Schiek kinetic engineering - Robert Baker recorded live at the Atonal Festival located in Ballhaus Tiergarten, Berlin, on the 18th February 1985 ATONAL RECORDS 1985
THE ANTI GROUP
( SEX 010 ) A: 1. Shgl 2. Sunset Eyes Through Water 3. Po-Ema 4. Further & Evident Meanings B: 1. Morpheus Baby 2. New Upheaval trumpet, tape, organ, voice - Adolphus Newton saxophone - D.F. D'Silva keyboards, computer - D.A. Heppenstall bass - B.R.D.L. Harden guitar - Mark Holmes sampler - I.C. Marsh (tracks: A1), M. Ware(tracks: A1) mixing facilities technician - R. Kirk (tracks: A4)
*one side plays 33 RPM while the other plays 45 RPM SWEATBOX 1986 6 曲中 5 曲にアンビソニックスが導入されている 12 インチ EP。キャバレー・ヴ ォルテールのローランド・カーク、オン・ユー・サウンドのエイドリアン・ シ ャーウッドとのコラボレーションによって音響の可能性を発展させようとしたも の。アディ・ニュートンの音楽のすべてはシュルレアリストのファウンド・ ア ート ( すべてのモノをアートに変換してしまう) の領域に関わっていて、当時ノ イジーな" ファウンド・サウンド" と呼ばれていた。
TAGC / BROADCAST TEST
( MS/1755/02 ) Programme 1: Broadcast Test Transmission Programme 2: Broadcast Test Transmission 2 programmed by TAGC and Techno Geist Associates at the Anterior Digital Facility, 1989 ⓒⓟ Reserved Anterior 1989 BIG SEX 1989 '78 年にアディ・ニュートンと S.J.ターナーによって着想された T.A.G.C.は、音 響の多次元の研究開発プロジェクトでもあった。このドキュメン テーションは 基本的には"Modeus Operandi" ( オペラ的な様式とでも訳すのだろうか ) に基づい た哲学的理論によって制作されたもので、現在では常識になっている映像やテー プレコーダー、投影型テレヴィなどを駆使し
た マルチ・メディアのはしりのような事件だった。" Digitaria " に みられるアンビソニックというオーディオの開発、90 年オーストリア、リンツ に於けるヴァーチュアル・リアリティに関するシンポジウムなど、当時ヨー ロ ッパ各地で TAGC のパフォーマンスが展開されていた。その異なったメディア と理論の研究は現在も続けられていて、2009 年にはライヴ・パフォーマン スと インスタレーションのイヴェントが予定されているという。音響に対するこうし た姿勢は、現在レフト・フィールドやドローン、フィールド・レコーディン グ などの音響系に脈々と継承されているが、このジャンルは今また、再び活気を取 り戻すことだろう。 The Anti Group myspace http://www.myspace.com/theantigroupcommunications
T.A.G.C.: Meontological Research Recordings & Teste Tones Soleilmoon |SOL 15 | CD An incomparable release in the history of psycho-acoustic recordings, no other disc in my collection possesses such indisputable power to alter my mental and physical state. One track in particular, "A.A.A. (Audio Alpha Activity)" contains such mind-bending material, it's difficult to fathom the notion with which it was created. T.A.G.C. (The Anti-Group) is a project of Clock DVA's Adi Newton, who created the project as an "experimental research program". Included with this disc is an informative text entitled "Threshold Of The Inconceivable", which delves into the effects of sound on brain patterns from technical and meontological (parapsychological) perspectives. Also supplied is a breakdown of beta, alpha, theta and delta waves, and which specific sound frequencies pertain to which. The disc commences with a twelve-second recording of a 40 Hz tone, seemingly to test the boundaries of your sound system. If you can't feel the presence of this low frequency tone when it's played through your system, you'll be missing out on too much to get anything out of these recordings. The track "Teste Tones" follows, which is a layering of ultra-high frequency sounds parlayed over the 40 Hz tone introduced at the start. Slow, creeping synthetic washes of sound enter the mix, and begin to reverberate around you. The mix is recorded so that the stereo phasing of certain elements is flipped to near 180ยบ, resulting in a surround effect.
I'm going to skip ahead to the track "A.A.A.", which is listed as the fourth track on the sleeve, but is actually track three on the disc (Soleilmoon's track breakdown differs from the LP version released on Side Effects (R.I.P.) in 1988). From my own experience, this track is best listened to under somewhat controlled circumstances. Play it at a healthy volume - you will need to feel the low frequency pulses that develop in the track - and lay down comfortably with your eyes closed. Ensure you will not be interrupted for at least ten minutes (the length of the track), and hit play.
The track begins with a slow, simple beep and hiss loop, sounding like a medical monitoring device of some sort. This is punctuated by vocal utterances of a very repetitive nature. The setup forms the basis of the entire track, and what happens is that every minute the tempo doubles. In the first minute, there are twenty-two beep/hiss strikes, and in the next there are forty-four (methinks Adi was looking into his "magick" book once again to come up with all these multiples of eleven). Not only is there anticipation of how fast the next minute will sound, but the very notion that the tempo will be doubling on itself repeatedly evokes visions of an infinitesimal nature. This relates precisely to what thoughts can enter your mind as you listen to the track in its entirety. Not only are these thoughts with you, but a physical effect is also experienced by way of the low frequency pulses and constant left-right panning of the beeps. When I listen to it, my eyelids flutter and my body twitches. It renders me helpless, creating a feeling of lightness, both in body and in mind, but the end result is well worthwhile. It has the ability to clear your head and energize your being. It's definitely a positive energy, and it lasts for a good while after listening to the track. What follows are two very peaceful ambient pieces, which give you time to recuperate from the hyper pace of "A.A.A.". In particular, the track "Magnetic Pharmacology" has an entirely calming effect, with its choral attributes and elemental effects. The disc closes with "A.A.A.A. (Accelerated Audio Alpha Activity)", which essentially is a cut-to-the-chase version of "A.A.A.". It clocks in under five minutes, and the physical effects are nowhere near that of its predecessor. The arrangement is remarkable however, with a breakneck approach to its sequencing. A remarkable achievement not only in sound design, but also in research and implementation, this release is unique in the history of sound recordings. It demands your attention, your intellect and your openness. It goes beyond being a mere auditory curiosity by inviting its audience to partake in the research first-hand. The results may amaze you. [Vils M DiSanto] The Incursion Music Review was published and edited by Richard di Santo from 2000 to 2004. All 75 issues can be accessed in the archive. Please note that we are no longer accepting submissions or promotional material for review. Incursion.org
Published on Feb 11, 2010