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Ode To Gravity:
Rigid Foxhole [r i g i d f o x h o l e]

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Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 61 min
Event Type: Spoken Word Program Origin: KPFA

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This incurably bizarre program, somewhat reminiscent of John Cage's “Indeterminacy”, begins with "I had a hankering to shoot pins at Bartok." It features a mix of prerecorded electronic and radio drama sound sources mixed with tape delay under readings of experimental texts by Charles Amirkhanian read by Carol Law, Anthony J. Gnazzo and Amirkhanian himself. Performed live in the KPFA studios, the writing is influenced by William S. Burroughs, Clark Coolidge, and Fluxus happenings artists Dick Higgins, Alison Knowles and Allan Kaprow. The program builds to a searing intensity as Gnazzo moves on to recite records for eating, spitting and consumption by "trenchermen" like Bozo Miller of Oakland, California, while dinner is cooked by Law, Gnazzo, Amirkhanian and Richard Friedman, as heard in an ambient kitchen recording in the background.

Genres:  Sound Poetry; Electro-Acoustic / Electronic
Subject:  Fluxus (group of artists); Sound poetry; Text-sound compositions; Radio plays; Electro-acoustic; Electronic music; Literature, Experimental; Ambient sounds
People:  Amirkhanian, Charles ; Law, Carol; Gnazzo, Anthony, 1936-; Friedman, Richard
Recording Date:  6/6/1970
First Broadcast Date:  6/17/1970
 
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