ARTIST
TITLE
Poetry & Music
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
R 051CD R 051CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
10/19/2018

Poetry & Music is a tremendous collection of recordings from famed Fluxus poet and artist Jackson Mac Low (1922-2004). Originally published on New Wilderness Audiographics as a cassette in 1977, these recordings have been cleaned up and remastered by Sean McCann in 2018. Jackson's beautiful text formulas are supplemented by stereo multi-tracking, creating a spatial jungle of wordplay. One gem of this CD is the live foray into tape manipulation from 1966 featuring the assistance of James Tenney and Max Neuhaus. It is fabled that they took Jackson's voice and slowed it down to a guttural thunderstorm during playback, resulting in a manic blend of words darting through a black cloud of reverberation. Only a small amount of Jackson's sound poetry is currently available, making this collection a delight to swallow and digest. Co-produced with Charlie Morrow, Recital re-presents this history to the ears of both young and old. Edition of 250 with 8-page insert with scores and introduction by Charlie Morrow.