This 16-page book and 7″ single of Henri Chopin‘s sound poetry was released in 1987 by Jacques Donguy, a Parisian art dealer specialized in avantgarde and sound poetry. The 2 tracks, recorded 1983 and 84, belong to the Audiopoems series, Chopin’s version of sound poetry. Booklet includes 8 typewriter poems and liner notes by Middle Ages historian Paul Zumthor. Through close miking, tape montage and sound effects, Chopin transforms noises produced by his glottis and larynx into a musique concrète étude. This is wordless sound poetry, and Chopin’s mouth is used as a mere sound generator. Music + 8 scans provided by Olivier Prieur. Thanks!
01 La Cavalcade Echevelée (4:45)
02 Dialogue Désourds (5:17)
Total time 10:02
7”+book published by Jacques Donguy Gallery, France, 1987