Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Gysin, Anderson, Ashley|
10+2:12 American Text Sound Pieces
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Classical
Sound poems or ?text-sound compositions? represent a cross-fertilization of the traditional arts of music and poetry. Originally released in 1974, this CD re-release is the first to anthologize text-sound pieces by U.S. c... more »
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Sound poems or ?text-sound compositions? represent a cross-fertilization of the traditional arts of music and poetry. Originally released in 1974, this CD re-release is the first to anthologize text-sound pieces by U.S. composers, poets and visual artists. The advent of the magnetic tape recorder and other various electronic devices (1950-1955) presented artists of various disciplines with a wider possibility of altering natural sound, including the speaking voice. Here is a music composed from speaking, not singing. Here is also a poetry, which extends our notion of the traditional "reading"?the work can only exist as sound.
A must for all Space Cadets!
S. A DUNN | Chehalis, WA United States | 01/07/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
""Ground control to Major Tom!"
I first got introduced to such Sound Poetry in the "Signals from the Shadow Pool" radio program on KRCL radio in Salt Lake. The program played all the obscure readings, freak-outs and cosmic noises "digged" by all "Cosmicly Concious" space cadets who once "known colors!" From Negativland to the Residents to Nurse With Wound, ears were tickled with ear candy. And conneseurs of the bizarre were satisfied.
This album is a fine starting point for those aged "beat-poets' out there who appreciate one form of art media being transformed into another media.
Of particular interest is the beat-poet Brion Gysin. He takes the style and color of William S. Burroughs- a colleague of his- and vividly through sound transforms such into a beat lecture, including the sound of each "free word" being transcribed to a chalk board!
As Timothy Leary once said:- "Once cosmic, always cosmic!" Order this album and expand your cosmos!"