Last November I delivered a paper at the Hamburg (Insecurity) Sessions conference, which was themed around "the slow cancellation of the future" - a thought-slogan associated with Mark Fisher.
Well, partly delivered - as often seems to happen with me, the allotted period of time ran out before I got anywhere near the end.
Here is the full text, tidied up, expanded here and there, and given a new title: (No) future music?
Cast of characters: Bifo Berardi, Fredric Jameson, J.G. Ballard, Alvin Toffler, Kodwo Eshun, Marc Acardipane, Phil Knight, Oswald Spengler.