Tim Cawkwell on Peter Gidal

Reviews of “Flare Out” and its launch at Tate Britain

Filmmaker and writer Tim Cawkwell has reviewed both the book Flare Out: Aesthetics 1966-2016 and its launch event in two separate blog posts.

“Unlike Joyce, he does not opt for the mellifluity of nonsense, or rather seeming nonsense, but instead for the pleasure of spikiness. His music is of the sharply modern plink-plunk kind rather than the seductions of melody and harmony. Yet it does keep you reading.”

The book review is online at Tim Cawkwell’s Cinema and his observations of the screening at Tate Britain on 14 April 2016 are here.