Tag: Ian MacDonald

UNEARTHING THE MUSIC: Sound and Creative Experimentation in Non-democratic Europe

Ian MacDonald: Raging Silence (The Wire)

RAGING SILENCE by IAN MACDONALD (Originally published on The Wire #190/191, December 1999 / January 2000) During the late 80s, glasnost revealed a secret tradition of hidden meaning in Soviet music. Concepts like ‘shadow writing’, ‘writing between the lines’, ‘giving voice’ and so on became known outside the USSR. In the 1990 BBC2 series Think …