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The 12th International Sound Poetry Festival

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Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 160 min
Event Type: Spoken Word Program Origin: KPFA

The The 12th International Sound Poetry Festival was held at the Washington Square Church in New York City in April 1980. Organized by Charlie Morrow and Sten Hanson, the Festival included performances by such well known composers and poets as Jerome Rothenberg, Adriano Spatola, Charles Amirkhanian, Beth Anderson, Bernard Heidsieck, John Giorno, and Jackson Mac Low. In this program you will hear selections from the Festival, that range from traditional modern poetry, to performance poetry, phonetic poetry, concrete poetry, tape and spoken word compositions, and narratives with instrumental accompaniment.

Part 1 of 4:  
Musical Selections:  13th Horse-Song of Frank Mitchell (c. 1972) (5:00) / Jerome Rothenberg -- Azoot d'Puund (c. 1979) (3:20) / Charles Bernstein -- Aviacion Aviateur (4:34) / Adriano Spatola -- Dreams Freud Dreamed (1979) (5:32) / Charles Amirkhanian -- Another Norther (ca. 1977) (1:44) / Charles Amirkhanian -- Dutiful Ducks (1977) (2:02) / Charles Amirkhanian -- Panic DJ [performance poetry and assorted raps] (5:03) / Bob Holman -- Panic DJ [cont.] (6:43) / Bob Holman
Performers:  Jerome Rothenberg, voice (13th)
Charles Bernstein, voice (Azoot)
Adriano Spatola, voice (Aviacion)
Charles Amirkhanian, voice (Dreams ; Another ; Dutiful)
Beth Anderson, voice (Another)
Mike Sahl, voice (Another)
Bob Holman, voice (Panic)
Genres:  Sound Poetry; Poetry
Subject:  Poetry; Sound poetry; Text-sound compositions; Performance poetry
People:  Rothenberg, Jerome, 1924- ; Bernstein, Charles, 1950-; Spatola, Adriano; Amirkhanian, Charles; Anderson, Beth, 1950-; Sahl, Michael, 1934- ; Holman, Bob, 1948-
 
Part 2 of 4:  
Musical Selections:  To-Ca-Ti-Co-To-Ca-Tå (1978) (4:09) / Carles Santos -- Conversa (1980) (4:31) / Carles Santos -- Pepa (1980) (4:34) / Carles Santos -- [unidentified sound poem] (3:43) / Carles Santos -- If I Were a Poet (1:16) / Beth Anderson -- The People Rumble Louder (1975) (0:50) / Beth Anderson -- John Giorno (0:52) / Beth Anderson -- Martha Graham (0:50) / Beth Anderson -- Yes Sir Ree (1978) (1:20) / Beth Anderson -- I Can’t Stand It (2:17) / Beth Anderson -- Six Stories in Series, for speaker and piano (1979) (5:33) / Beth Anderson -- Ocean Motion Mildew Mind, for voice and percussion (1979) (1:47) / Beth Anderson
Performers:  Carles Santos, voice (To ; Conversa ; Pepa ; unidentified)
Beth Anderson, voice and piano (all others)
Genres:  Poetry; Sound Poetry
Subject:  Poetry; Sound poetry; Text-sound compositions; Performance poetry
People:  Santos, Carles, 1940-; Anderson, Beth, 1950-
 
Part 3 of 4:  
Musical Selections:  Put Your Ear to Stone and Open Your Heart to the Sky (18:45) / John Giorno -- Poème-Partition "A" (1958) (10:10) / Bernard Heidsieck -- Sisyphe: Passe Partout No. 25 (4:00) / Bernard Heidsieck -- Démocratie II: Passe Partout No. 27 (1970) (6:52) / Bernard Heidsieck
Performers:  John Giorno, voice (Put)
Bernard Heidsieck, voice (Poème ; Sisyphe ; Démocratie)
Genres:  Poetry; Sound Poetry
Subject:  Poetry; Sound poetry; Text-sound compositions; Performance poetry
People:  Giorno, John; Heidsieck, Bernard, 1928-
 
Part 4 of 4:  
Musical Selections:  1st Milarepa Gatha (1976) (7:00) / Jackson Mac Low -- Hunger Strike What Does Life Mean (1938) (7:39) / Jackson Mac Low -- Is That Wool Hat My Hat?: From what Richard Kostelanetz asked me at the 12th International Sound Poetry Festival, Washington Square Church, New York, 4/13/80, for four voices (1980) (2:57) / Jackson Mac Low -- A Calendar: The Year of the Messiah, for voice, Jews harp, and percussion (15:42) / Charlie Morrow & Jerome Rothenberg
Performers:  Jackson Mac Low, voice (all, except last piece)
Anne Tardos, voice (1st piece)
Charlie Morrow, voice and Jews harp (Calendar)
Glen Velez, hand drum (Calendar)
Genres:  Poetry; Sound Poetry
Subject:  Poetry; Sound poetry; Text-sound compositions; Poetry -- Readings with music
People:  Mac Low, Jackson; Morrow, Charlie ; Rothenberg, Jerome, 1924- ; Tardos, Anne ; Velez, Glen
 
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