Look at Him, He's Got No Tongue

Claude Royet-Journoud - Excerpt (2'19") from La Notion d'Obstacle (1978), with translation (2'00") by Keith Waldrop. • From a reading at the Ear Inn on 3 November 1984. • Waldrop's voice is slightly but noticeably skewed to the treble register, the result I'm guessing of a tape speed error. So those audibly ticking seconds that mark out Royet-Journoud's insistent intervals are less than seconds? • Launching the soundfiles with about a ten second lead on either side produces some nice interlacing of French and English. • Why all the 1970s materials? Because.

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Friday -- 01 February 2008 -- permalink

The Lipstick of Noise is a product of the Third Factory • Inspired by the music blogs • And by Paul Blackburn's reel-to-reel deck. Intending to make good use of PENNSound and other sources of digital audio files of poetry • Comments welcomeXML.