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10+2: 12 American Text Sound Pieces

Release Date: December 21, 2004

Catalog Number: OM 1006-2

Available Formats: CD, Digital Download, Vinyl

List Price: $15

Composer: Anthony Gnazzo, Aram Saroyan, Beth Anderson, Brion Gysin, Charles Amirkhanian, Charles Dodge, Clark Coolidge, John Cage, John Giorno, Liam O’Gallagher, Robert Ashley

Performer: Anthony Gnazzo, Aram Saroyan, Beth Anderson, Brion Gysin, Charles Amirkhanian, Charles Dodge, Clark Coolidge, Jack Briece, John Giorno, Liam O’Gallagher, Robert Ashley

Conductor: N/A

Orchestra/Ensemble: N/A

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The best-selling recording in the history of American sound poetry, 10+2 was a novelty at the time of its release in 1975, when unpitched speech was rarely used outside of literary circles as performance material. Out of print for 20 years and available now for the first time on CD, this definitive anthology of speech music by composers, writers, and artists contains examples of the best work of Charles Amirkhanian, Beth Anderson, Robert Ashley, John Cage, Clark Coolidge, Charles Dodge, John Giorno, Anthony Gnazzo, Brion Gysin, Liam O’Gallagher, and Aram Saroyan.

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Track Listing

1.  Charles Amirkhanian: Just (1972), 4:30
2.  Charles Amirkhanian: Heavy Aspirations (1973), 5:58
3.  Clark Coolidge: Preface, excerpt (1968), 5:41
4.  John Cage: 62 Mesostics Re Merce Cunningham (1971), 6:18 with Jack Briece, vocalist
5.  John Giorno: Give It to Me, Baby (1967), 5:34
6.  Anthony Gnazzo: The Population Explosion (1969), 4:33
7.  Charles Dodge: Speech Songs, excerpt: No. 1. “When I Am with You”(1973), 1:35
8.  Charles Dodge: Speech Songs, excerpt: No. 2. “He Destroyed Her Image” (1973), 2:00
9.  Robert Ashley: In Sara, Mencken, Christ and Beethoven There Were Men and Women, excerpt (1972-73), 3:53
10.  Beth Anderson: Torero Piece, excerpt (1973), 3:44
11.  Brion Gysin: Come to Free the Words (1962), 3:28
12.  Liam O’Gallagher: Border Dissolve in Audiospace (1970), 12:43
13.  Aram Saroyan: crickets (1965), 3:20

Total Time 64:31

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