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Other Minds Festival 23: The History Channel


April 11, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

[$15 - $30]

April 11, 2018 @ 7:30 PM

Tickets $15 - $30

Sound Poetry: The Wages of Syntax – Day 3

Artists: Kurt Schwitters; Filippo Marinetti; Fortunato Depero; Gertrude Stein/Virgil Thomson; Ernst Toch; Lawrence Weschler; Cathy Berberian; Bernard Heidsieck.

An evening of time travel, exploring the roots of what would become known as SOUND POETRY.

Radical disruption of the past’s Romantic poetry takes center stage with rarely performed, controversial works from the first half of the 20th Century. Hear masters of Italian Futurism Filippo Tomasso Marinetti and Fortunato Depero; Kurt Schwitters‘ provocative Dada-ist Ursonate; recently rediscovered “lost works” by composer Ernst Toch for speaking chorus; world premiere of Medical Fugue by Lawrence Weschler; seminal French sound poet Bernard Heidsieck’s poignant La Poinçonneuse; new music diva Cathy Berberian’s ode to the comics, Stripsody; Gertrude Stein and Virgil Thomson’s quadrilogue homage to Provence, Capital Capitals.

Performed by Jaap Blonk, Enzo Minarelli, Randall Wong, Sarah Cahill, and the Other Minds Ensemble.

Image above is by Filippo Tomasso Marinetti, a design from the book of his seminal sound poetry work, Zang Tumb Tumb.

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Media: Historical Recordings

Filippo Tommaso Marinetti

Kurt Schwitters

Fortunato Depero, Gertrude Stein, Virgil Thomson

Ernst Toch, Cathy Berberian, Bernard Heidsieck

Media: Today’s Performers

Enzo Minarelli, Jaap Blonk

Randall Wong, Sarah Cahill


Other Minds


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