Bpnicholl ear rational cassette


bpNichol (Barry Phillip Nichol) - Ear Rational: Sound Poems 1966-1980

Format: cassette
Label: Membrane Press New Fire Tapes (Milwaukee, USA)
Year: 1982
Origin: Vancouver, British Columbia
Genre: Spoken Word Poetry Sound
Value of Original Title: $500.00
Make Inquiry/purchase: email ryder@robertwilliston.com
Release Type: Albums
Websites:  No


Track Name
Dada Lama
Pome Poem
Eight Part Suite
Cosmic Piece for Orchestra & Chorus
Art in Upheaval
Generations Generated
Afternoon Attentions
Acres Rare Meet
Ballads of the Restless Are
White Text Sure: Version I
Outsize Reference
Translating Translating Apollinaire
The Alphabet Game
Interrupted Nap


Bpnicholl ear rational cassette

Ear Rational: Sound Poems 1966-1980


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Ear Rational contains all the single voice pieces i composed in the years 1970 thru 1980 other than sections of The Martyrology Bk V & a part of the May Day Book. In addition i have included: a live recording of the only seven voice piece I've done, Acres Rare Meet; an alternate version of Dada Lama, previously unreleased; the first adequate realization of my composition Cosmic piece for Orchestra & Chorus; and the only remaining unrecorded single voice text from the 60's - Ballads Of The Restless Are. In the seventies I put the bulk of my energy in sound into composing for & with the Four Horsemen. In the single voice pieces the interest began to shift toward the more narrative & prose-based concerns evident in the most recent compositions on this tape, Interupted Nap & Art In Upheaval. This cassette is dedicated to Steve McCaffery, my partner in the C rimes in both the Toronto Research Group & the Four Horsemen. bpNichol, Toronto, January 1982

Dada Lama was recorded at CBC Studios (Toronto) circa 1969
The Alphabet Game was recorded at CBC Studios (Toronto) circa 1972
Acres Rare Meet was recorded live in Toronto, October 1977
All others were recorded at the studios of T.R.G. January 10, 1982

New Fire Tapes a division of Membrane Press, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.


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