ECM: A CULTURAL ARCHAEOLOGY, edited by Okwui Enwezor and Markus Müller
Prestel Verlag, 2012, First edition, 272 pp., 9 1/4" X 11", Hardcover with bellyband
As stunning and complex as the music it celebrates, this book presents essays, photographs, archival material, and artworks that pay tribute to one of the world's most daring and innovative record labels. This comprehensive volume showcases ECM's cultural breadth, not just in the music world but also within the broader artistic universe and highlights aspects of African American music of the 1960s in Europe, during the height of the American Civil Rights era, as well as the changing relationships between musicians, music, and listeners. In exploring the work of ECM, this catalog brings together a range of visual arts--installation pieces, photography, and film--alongside essays and an anthology of liner notes.