Augusto de Campos O Pulsar
Onde quer que você esteja/
Em Marte ou Eldorado/
Abra a janela e veja/
O pulsar quase mudo/
Abraço de anos luz/
Que nenhum sol aquece/
E o eco escuro esquece/
Wherever you are
in Mars or Eldorado
open the window and
see the pulsar nearly mute
embrace of light years
that no sun warms
and the dark echo forgets
- Augusto de Campos ‘O Pulsar’, 1975, sung by Caetano Veloso. From this YouTube video. In this concrete-cum-morse code poem (pictured above), Portuguese vowels ‘o’ and ‘e’ are represented as dots and stars
- Caetono Veloso. Another version of ‘O Pulsar’ and ‘Dias Dias Dias’, also by De Campos, 1979, both retrieved from UbuWeb, presumably from a 7” single. More De Campos poems here.
- High Wolf ‘Shark Sacrifice 2’. From the ‘Ritual music from Kojara Islands’ CD-R released by Winged Sun Records, USA. Imaginary ethnic music from sampled assorted percussion.
- Yoko Ono ‘The Paths’, 2001. A track from the companion CD to the catalog published by the Japan Society Gallery, New York, for the first official Ono retrospective, 2000-2001. On this track, Ono is credited for both music and vocals.
- Karaja Indians, Central Brazil. Syllables excerpted from the opening song of the Brazilian Indian Music LP, Folkways Records, 1962.
- Walter Smetak ‘Plágio’ from the 1979 Interregno LP (retrieved from this blog). Instrument builder and avantgarde composer Smetak is now recognized as one of Brazil’s most original innovator. See the official website (and this video) of the 2007 retrospective exhibition at Museu de Arte Moderna in Salvador, Bahia, curated by Arto Lindsay & Jasmin Pinho.
- Boys and girls choir by Tukuna Indians of the upper Amazon region, from Brazilian Indian Music LP, Folkways Records, 1962
- Gilberto Gil ‘Monangambe’ from Música Livre #1, 2005. Excerpts available on Musica & Poesia blog.
- “Poesia = aphasia/diaphasia”. Short excerpt from a conversation between Augusto de Campos, Caetano Veloso and Arrigo Barnabé for a Brazilian TV show titled Fábrica do Som ( Sound Factory) on the TV Cultura channel, early 1980s.
- Grupo Rumo ‘Canjiquinha quente’, from their 1981 Rumo Aos Antigos LP. From this blog.
- Os Haxixins (The Hashisheens) ‘Preciso te deixar’ (from 2007 CD reissue). Psychedelic rock from the 1960s. From this blog.
- Song of the legendary Uirapuru or Organ Wren (Cyphorhinus aradus) from the Brazilian forest. From this extraordinary collection of Brazilian birds songs.
- Rafael Flores ‘Man Imitating Cloud’, YouTube video excerpt from an 8-hour long film with soundtrack by Flores, 2002. Flores, active during the 1980s with Spanish bands Commando Bruno and Diseño Corbusier, now releases films and soundtracks (see here), and runs a blog under his own name.
- Dennis De Bel ‘Fourgan’. Dutch sound artist build several unusual instruments, including this 4-keyboards organ in 2008 (pictured below).
- Brook Hinton, found vocals and ambient synth excerpted from ‘Grace’, a 1988 cassette by this SF musician. From a 1988 No Other Radio show available here. Hinton ran the Subelectrick Records which released the Doll Parts LP, posted earlier.
- They Came From The Stars, I Saw Them ‘The Holy Mountain’ is an early split release with Sonic Catering Band on the latter’s own Peripheral Conserve label, UK, 2002.
- Eliane Radigue: Finale from Songs of Milarepa LP, Lovely Music, 1983.
Note: Eu Sum Una Pergunta is the title of a Clarice Lispector biography. Thanks to carioca Sergio for his help and suggestions.