File avant-garde/avant-garde.0512, message 1


To: avant-garde-AT-lists.driftline.org
Date: Sat, 3 Dec 2005 20:24:05 +0000
Subject: [a-g] Dial-a-diva sound poems


Today I made a modest contribution to Zo=EB Irine's global telephony  
concert Dial-a-diva:
http://www.dialadiva.net

I recited four sound poems by Italian Futurist Giacomo Balla, Dada  
artist Kurt Schwitters, and beat poet Allen Ginsberg. The piece by  
Ginsberg was originally part of an earlier project, Dial-a-poem, which  
ran from 1968 in New York. My performance was live, so you can't hear  
it just now, but recordings of earlier performances (some performed by  
the artists themselves) can be heard at the  UBUWEB sound archive:  
http://www.ubu.com/sound/ The scores for the early poems can also be  
viewed. It would not have been possible to recite the poems faithfully  
without access to this tremendous resource. Here are links to the  
recordings (in MP3 format), and the scores.

Giacomo Balla - Canzone di Maggio, 1914:
http://ubu.wfmu.org/sound/balla_giacomo/Balla-Giacomo_Canzone.mp3
http://www.ubu.com/historical/sound/balla_canzone.html

Giacomo Balla - Paesaggio + Temporale, 1914:
http://ubu.wfmu.org/sound/balla_giacomo/Balla-Giacomo_Paesaggio.mp3
http://www.ubu.com/historical/sound/balla_pae.html

Kurt Schwitters - Ursonate, 1932:
http://ubu.wfmu.org/sound/schwitters_kurt/Schwitters-Kurt_Ursonate- 
Merz-No.-24_1932.mp3
I <a href="http://www.ubu.com/historical/schwitters/ursonate.html

Allen Ginsberg - Vajra Mantra, 1972:
http://ubu.wfmu.org/sound/dial_a_poem_poets/dial/The-Dial-A-Poem- 
Poets_01_ginsberg.mp3

The Dial-a-diva telephone concert continues through Saturday 3rd  
December, until 0800 GMT on Sunday. You can see the schedule here:  
http://www.dialadiva.net/schedule.html
To listen to the concert live, telephone +44 (0) 1452 583 087.

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