Jackson Mac Low

Poetry & Music

Recital R51CD
  • CD: Edition of 250, incl. 8-page insert with scores and introduction by Charlie Morrow
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A tremendous collection of recordings from famed Fluxus poet and artist Jackson Mac Low (1922-2004). Originally published on New Wilderness Audiographics as a cassette in 1977, these recordings have been cleaned up and remastered by Sean McCann in 2018.

Jackson’s beautiful text formulas are supplemented by stereo multi-tracking, creating a spatial jungle of wordplay. One gem of this CD is the live foray into tape manipulation from 1966 featuring the assistance of James Tenney and Max Neuhaus. It is fabled that they took Jackson’s voice and slowed it down to a guttural thunderstorm during playback, resulting in a manic blend of words darting through a black cloud of reverberation.

Only a small amount of Jackson’s sound poetry is available, making this collection a delight to swallow and digest. Produced with Charlie Morrow, we are thrilled to re-present this history to the ears of both young and old.

Jackson Mac Low: Poetry & Music

A word event for Bici Forbes on the word "environmentally" Jackson Mac Low 31' 35''
The text on the opposite page may be used in any way as a score for solo or group readings, musical or dramatic performances, looking, smelling, anything else & / or nothing at all (1965) – MONO VERSION Jackson Mac Low 9' 24''
The text on the opposite page... – EIGHT VOICE CANNON VERSION Jackson Mac Low 13' 36''
A word event for Bici Forbes on the word "bicentennial" Jackson Mac Low 2' 50''

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