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Ode To Gravity:
Word-Tape Works and

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Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 51 min
Event Type: Spoken Word Program Origin: KPFA

From 1970, a program of word-tape compositions by Steve Reich and Charles Amirkhanian. During the 1960s and 70s a number of composers and poets began to experiment with tape editing techniques to create text-sound compositions in which fragments of text were cut-up, repeated, or otherwise manipulated in order to create a new synthesis between speech and sound. A selection of these works of sound poetry are presented here. Also included in this program is a performance by the Incredible String Band, recorded at the Fillmore West and an orchestral work by Sir William Turner Walton.

Musical Selections:  Radii (1970-72) / Charles Amirkhanian -- Come Out (1966) / Steve Reich -- [unidentified poems] / Charles Amirkhanian
Performers:  Daniel Hamm, voice (Come)
Genres:  Sound Poetry; Poetry
Subject:  Sound poetry; Text-sound compositions; Poetry
People:  Amirkhanian, Charles; Reich, Steve, 1936-; Hamm, Daniel
First Broadcast Date:  7/29/1970
 
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