released June 15, 2018
PROGRAM NOTES : This volume of Sound Poetry was created using a simple criteria - Contributors were asked to send me material for a sound poem ( Including Image for their tracks, in some cases this is reflective of the material, and in others it is the source of the sound / the poem itself - ) to be read on a " First Blush " reading on my part - That is to say, as much as possible I've tried to avoid looking at the text prior to my recording of it.
The recordings of course were subsequently manipulated & in some cases multiple vocal tracks were recorded, but I've alway tried to preserve the spirit of that first encounter with the reading of the material.
I find it very interesting indeed that some of the sounds heard here were generated by traditional text, while others were image based & some have elements of both.
How Nice !
I would like to thank all our contributors for trusting in this process, and feel like there is some fine material to be had here,
CAVEAT : There are several languages represented here ( In addition to english ) - These include Dutch, Indonesian, & Ukrainian - It is my intent to approach all these languages ( Including & perhaps especially english ) from a strictly sound poem point of view. The fact that I am a mono-lingual and am approaching all of these with a first time reading / recording is a flat out assurance that there is mutilation of language on this album. Please be advised that this is in no way intended to disrespect the proper use of these languages, and is in no way meant to be taken as anything but sound source for the poetic sound explosions contained within - I'm sure most people who are reading this are aware of the tradition & conventions of sound poetry, but I feel like I must point out that is my perspective here out of respect to all the native speakers of these languages )
Cover Image : Dr. John M. Bennett
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