myself to be a member of long-lived tribe, the tribe of music
makers. We have existed as long as the human race (and probably
longer). Respectful as I am of my predecessors, I don’t consider
the traditions of our tribe to be formal and limiting. The truest
traditions of music are innovation and discovery. It is the quest
of every musician to develop their own relationship to the universe of
sound. We all do this in our own peculiar ways. No one who
directs the efforts of their life to making sound is to be dismissed or
choose the contexts in which we work or they choose us, we go forward,
impelled by our various levels of interest to discover, to understand,
to achieve techniques, to make our noise and put our stains upon the
Listen to Anarchestra
You can download songs or whole cds at this link.
Watch Anarchestra on YouTube
Like Anarchestra itself, this website is a work in progress.
New instruments and articles are being added. Most of the articles are
from the journals of Alex Ferris. He occasionally edits and rewrites
them to avoid the inevitable overlappings and repetitions that occur.
There are four main sections.
Anarchestra in the world. History, participants, recordings, etc.
The abstract contexts in which it exists. The motivations and methodologies to make and/or organize sound.
The instruments themselves. The generation of sound.
Methods of amplification and recording. The disposition / transmission of sound.
to ask questions, offer suggestions (music
to be heard, books to be read, ideas to think on, etc.), say hi, argue,
come visit and play, get recordings, whatever.
"A living mind is in a continual state of change. While rigid
opinions are useful as temporary tools for the sake of verbal clarity
in argument --even argument with oneself-- a tool is only as useful as
its aptness to its purpose."