Did you know that Editions of You has a ‘house’ collection? We celebrate and showcase self-publishing and self-releasing musicians and the handmade editions and releases they create, from across the world, in many ways - with gigs, talks, events, workshops and a distro. But as part of our activity we also keep a permanent archive of this type of work held at the Department of Music, Goldsmiths, quite separate to the ever changing distro stock, and initiated when we held our festival and gallery exhibition back in 2011.
Do you release independent music, with an emphasis on unusual or ‘obsolete’ formats, handmade sleeves or packaging, bespoke design, or similar? Are you a small label with an emphasis on limited edition physical musical releases? When you publish and release are you concerned as much with the visual and tactile as well as the audible, and their connections and overlaps? Are you a maker of music related zines?
Well if any of this applies to you - would you like your work to be part of the Editions of You collection?
We are always looking to grow our archive so it reflects the diversity of this activity in the UK and beyond. We always need the help of artists, labels and makers to keep it up to date. We hope this collection will become an official and active research resource in the future, but in the meantime we exhibit it as often as we can and give accompanying talks/run accompanying events. Drop me a mail with links to your work to find out more.
Are you a writer or researcher of independent music and/or DIY culture? The collection is not part of the publicly accessible collection at the library unfortunately – but anyone interested in seeing it for his or her academic research purposes is more than welcome to contact me to arrange a visit.
Contact – Lisa Busby email@example.com