How often do you hear about a performance, a lecture or a recording and there is nothing on the internet besides the odd youtube snippet? This tends to happen to me quite a lot; my professor will talk about a really interesting work but all I find is a couple of pictures of it. This is where ubu.com comes in so handy! A friend told me about it just yesterday (thanks Jasmin!), so I didn’t have much time to browse around yet, but what I found so far is proving that this page is a treasure chamber.
Ubu.com is an independent resource “dedicated to all strains of the avant-garde, ethnopoetics, and outsider arts.” It is not only completely free, but also still growing and frequently updated.
You can find recordings of performances of contemporary artists such as Andrea Fraser, Paul Chan or Omer Fast. On top of that, the page also holds resources for those interested in avant garde experimental music and provides access to audio tracks of composers such as Karlheinz Stockhausen and John Cage. There are dances and visual poetry.
I am definitely excited to go back and find out what more this page has in store!
It would be great if you let me know in the comments if you checked it out and what you think.