The "Elk Beach Spores" issue includes interviews with Scottish Highlands and Islands band Mouth Music on ancient Gallic singing through post-technological music media, Holger Czukay's living studio musics and privat philharmonium, Paul Ryan's Video-Mind for sensitising communities to ecosystems, Ceramicist Marion Brandis on applying Quark Xpress to her claywork, and the consequences thereof, and in depth reviews of Shaman-Theoretician Michel Tucker's exposition on the connections between Shamanism and Modernism. At present it remains available. Full contents are as follows
Gallic World Techno Funk discussing the possibilities of new musical technology mixed with purist 'authentic' notions of music
Mouth Music's original singer on the mouth music form, the survival of Gallic and cross pollination of musical genre's.
Highly respected German musician with individual beliefs about the living qualities and nature of machines. Interview includes section on view on technology and science
1 Museum Series: reviewing a lesser known museum an occasional series which kicks off with a short piece on Singleton Open Air Museum contending that it can be seen as a preservation data base for architectural diversit
2 Clay and Ceramics: Illustrations and interview with local ceramicist works who uses computer aided design for ceramic pieces as practical example of craft use of computers
3 Double page spread of a particular recipe
4 Trees of the Holocene; the latest in the tree information service
Book Review Section
Review and overview of book by American Video and Communications Artist Paul Ryan using video systems for sensitising communities to local ecologies Re-Read Section. A section devoted to and look at books which have been missed by the usual avenues of exposure.
On Dreaming With Open Eyes by Michael Tucker on the shamanistic elements in Modernist twentieth century art activity
Graphics used throughout the review deemphasize personality, ie large
photo shots of individuals, and will attempt to concentrate on visual graphic
breaks which are interesting in their own right. This first issue will
include graphics from graduating students in the printmaking course at
the University of Brighton. These are specific naturalistic images which
are arresting and thought provoking images and which also connect with
the whole feel of the journal. There are also collage images and the use
of hand drawn and written material to emphasise a commitment to the 'naturalistic'
tradition of low-tech pen and paper being able to exist alongside and together
with other more recent technologies.