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Tomomi Adachi / Jaap Blonk / Owen F. Smith / Duane Ingalls
4 Contemporary Sound Poets

PLEASE NOTE: This 5.1 surround sound disc is formatted to play on consumer and commercial DVD / BluRay players in all regions around the globe. It is not a DVD Audio disc. We provide two surround sound audio formats: AC3 and DTS. There is NO STEREO VERSION.

Pogus and the IMRC Center of the University of Maine at Orono are very proud to release this 5.1 surround sound disc 4 Contemporary Sound Poets. The technology embraced here is on two levels, the immersive technology of surround sound, which now fifty years later is still struggling to move beyond its origins in cinema, and the powerful transformations availed by digital audio signal processing. These technologies combine to form a new frontier, a place to explore and expand the vocabulary of contemporary music, sound art and, of course, sound poetry. As Dean Suzuki notes in his essay for this release, ?While it remains a relatively small niche in the arts, sound poetry continues to flourish around the globe.? We would add to that, that the integration of the bare human voice, the original instrument of both language and music, and the incredible digital technology of the 21st Century, might just create one of the richest and most compelling forms of art in practice today, and one possibly ready to expand its ?niche.?
Tomomi Adachi: Kurt Schwitters? sound poem Ursonate is still a source of major inspiration for me. Since I first performed this extraordinary work in Japan, it has provided me with many ideas about language, voice and the relationship between structure and material. I wrote my first version of the work as Schwitters Variations (2000), using four themes from the original and developing them with the classical music form of a ?variation.? The new piece included here, Ursonate 2, is my attempt to recreate the whole of Ursonate, thus it follows the structure of Schwitters? original piece.

Owen F. Smith: Here I have produced six new pieces that draw on my past work and specifically explored new possibilities made viable through digital technologies. This work falls into the category that Steve McCaffery has labeled as sound poetry?s ?second phase?; as part of an ?...investigation into language?s non-semantic, acoustic properties.?

Duane Ingalls: The pieces here evolved from poems & instrumental improvs. They all deal with (some less, some more) the loss of my marriage and of my Mom. They also wrestle with the precarious relationship between acoustic & electronic sounds, humans & computers, work & play, art & life.
Jaap Blonk: Around 1985 I started to write sound poetry. At first I used the common Latin alphabet, with different pronunciations for the individual poems (Dutch, German, French, English). But after a few years I found this too much of a limitation and learned the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA), making it possible to use different pronunciations of the same letter in one text.  However, only too soon I found out that the IPA did not have symbols for many of the voice sounds I used to make, and started to extend it with signs of my own invention. This developed into the - ever unfinished - system I am using now for functional sound poetry scores: BLIPAX (BLonk?s IPA eXtended). Using symbols of my own invention which represent sounds that don?t occur in existing languages, BLIPAX also includes instructions for the manual manipulation of sounds, for the position of the tongue, for exhaling or inhaling air and so on. This systematic study and categorization of possible mouth utterings was a great help in assembling at organizing the material for Inside Outcry, for which I exclusively used my own sounds.  
Cat.# :: Composer(s)
:: Enzo Minarelli
:: Aliona Yurtsevich
:: Yiorgis Sakellariou
:: Kasper T. Toeplitz
:: Tom Hamilton
:: David First
:: Tomomi Adachi / Jaap Blonk / Owen F. Smith / Duane Ingalls
:: Marta Sainz &
If, Bwana
21081 :: Aliona Yurtsevich
:: If, Bwana
:: Ulrich Krieger
:: Triple Point
:: Robin Hayward
:: Ron Nagorcka
:: Secluded Bronte
:: David Rosenboom
:: Peter Batchelor
21072 :: Alvin Lucier
21071 :: Lou Cohen
21070 :: Brian Chase
21069 :: Jerry Hunt
21068 :: If, Bwana
21067 :: Jorge Antunes
21066 :: Enzo Minarelli
21065 :: Tensions At The Vanguard
21064 :: Frances White
21063 :: Noah Creshevsky
21062 :: If,Bwana/Trio Scordatura
21061 :: Nate Wooley
21060 :: Leo Kupper
21059 :: Pauline Oliveros/ Francisco López/Doug Van Nort/Jonas Braasch
21058 :: Philip Corner
21057 :: Alvin Lucier
21056 :: Dimitri Voudouris
21055 :: Birds + Machines
21054 :: Kiva
21053 :: César Bolaños
21052 :: Lionel Marchetti & Olivier Capparos
21051 :: Tom Hamilton/
Bruce Eisenbeil
21050 :: Source Records 1-6
21049 :: Noah Creshevsky/ If,Bwana
21048 :: Simon Wickham-Smith
21047 :: Kenneth Gaburo
21046 :: If, Bwana (Al Margolis)
21045 :: Annea Lockwood
21044 :: Felix Werder
21043 :: Dimitri Voudouris
21042 :: Nick Didkovsky
21041 :: Montreal Sound Matter
21040 :: Anla Courtis
21039 :: Crawling with Tarts
21038 :: If, Bwana (Al Margolis)
21037 :: Hans Otte
21036 :: DIY Canons
21035 :: Band/Myers
21034 :: Chris Brown
21033 :: Tom Johnson
21032 :: Roger Reynolds
21031 :: Trios - Collaboration
21030 :: Beth Anderson
21029 :: Hamilton, Silverton, Margolis
21028 :: Warren Burt
21027 :: Jorge Antunes
21026 :: David Dunn
21025 :: Roger Reynolds
21024 :: If, Bwana (Al Margolis)
21023 :: Pauline Oliveros
21022 :: David Rosenboom
21021 :: Ross Bolleter
21020 :: Kenneth Gaburo
21019 :: If, Bwana (Al Margolis)
21018 :: Leo Kupper
21017 :: Robert Rutman
21016 :: Matthew Ostrowski
21015 :: various
21014 :: Rune Linblad
21013 :: If, Bwana (Al Margolis)
21012 :: Pauline Oliveros
21011 :: Rune Linblad
21010 :: If, Bwana (Al Margolis)
21009 :: Leo Kupper
21008 :: various
21007 :: If, Bwana (Al Margolis)
21006 :: Trigger
21005 :: Big City Orchestra
IB :: If,Bwana
FPM :: Frog Peak Music
CUE :: C.U.E. Records
SOP :: Sound of Pig Cassettes
ANTS :: Ants (Italian Label)
ANIMUL :: Ned Rothenberg
HOMLER :: Anna Homler
OAKSMUS :: oaksmus (German Label)
GD STEREO :: Geoff Dugan
ANOMALOUS :: Anomalous Records
NONSEQUITUR :: Nonsequitur

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