The 3rd issue of 3 Vi Tre edizioni di polipoesia was dedicated to US sound poets, two of them already featured in Charles Amirkhanian’s 10+2: 12 American Text Sound Pieces on Arch Records in 1974, e.g.: Amirkhanian himself and Beth Anderson.
♫ US poet Ernest Robson devised an intuitive system of graphic notation for his poems in which letters’ height, length and position under or above the line indicate loudness, length and pitch. 17 Noises in Testicles of an Old Giant is his most famous poem. Buddhist and astrologer Bliem Kern delivers a mysterious ethnic and shamanist song based on onomatopeia and small percussion. Beth Anderson‘s I Wish I Was Single Again is a playful list of approximate homophonies based on the title. In Amirkhanian’s splendid, no-wave-y The Putts, drum machine and synth noise from an Eventide Harmonizer H-949 both underline rhythmic flow and vocal textures.
01 Ernest Robson – 17 Noises in Testicles of an Old Giant (1:46)
02 Bliem Kern – Ke Kee Kee Alahboo (2:10)
03 Beth Anderson – I Wish I Was Single Again (1:15)
04 Charles Amirkhanian – The Putts (5:18)
Total time 10:28
7inch record released by Edizioni Di Polipoesia, Alatri, Italia, 1983