Longform Editions is a curatorial music practice created to foster and celebrate immersive listening experiences for the musically adventurous. Launched in 2018, Longform Editions was founded by Andrew Khedoori and Mark Gowing, based on the collective experience of their long running Preservation label. The organisation was originally born out of a desire to enable a deeper attention to listening utilising contemporary digital music delivery systems. Longform Editions was not conceived as a record label, rather it is more like an ever-evolving group show at an art gallery, but online, with music.
Longform Editions aims to bring together both established and lesser-known artists with like-minded musical pursuits, creating a new space for exposure and musical discovery, while also offering an expanded sense of listening. The beauty of Longform Editions is the collective power of the artists and their works being equally presented in a carefully curated space. A rising tide lifts all boats.
Longform Editions seeks out singular, extended music pieces that offer a focussed point of listening. Many artists have used the platform to explore an idea or a theme to create an immersive music experience. Editions of four different pieces from four different artists are released every two months through Bandcamp and typical streaming services, as well as via the Longform Editions website.
Andrew Khedoori is Longform Editions’ music director and is responsible for all music curation and artist management. Khedoori has been working in the music industry for 30 years and is also manager of the groundbreaking CBAA Australian Music Radio Airplay Project. He is a passionate advocate of the artist as cultural leader and has a sophisticated understanding of sound, feeling and the human condition.
Mark Gowing operates as the organisation’s creative director, creating and managing all conceptual and communications elements. Gowing has over 30 years experience in publishing and design and is also the founder of Formist. His Longform Editions cover art is created using a series of generative typographic systems that utilise the artist name and work title as raw materials for abstracted outcomes.
At Longform Editions we are creating what we believe to be a strong institution for artists with listening at its heart. We believe that by uniting artists we can establish a lasting cultural platform that serves the purity of creative practice.