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The Spoken Word: Bob Cobbing: Early Recordings 1965-1973 (British Library - British Library Sound Archive)

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Bob Cobbing (1920-2002) was a British sound, visual, concrete, and performance poet; a central member of the British Poetry Revival; and an influence on generations of artists, sound experimenters, educators, poets, and printmakers. Perhaps his most famous work is 26 Sound Poems, several poems of which are included here, alongside collaborations with Annea Lockwood, Henri Chopin, François Dufrêne, and others, as well as previously unreleased archival recordings from the BBC and the British Librarys Sound Archive, in which the listener can hear Cobbings unique exploration of the visual and auditory possibilities inherent in the English alphabet. In a career marked by the emergence of the 1960s counterculture and the thrilling potential for sound-based performance poetics, the work of Bob Cobbing stands alone as an instrument at play for the human voice; a testament to the core interdisciplinarity between writings for print and sound; and the strangely verbal incantations implicit in the concrete poetry he championed.

PREVIOUS TITLES IN THE SPOKEN WORD

Table of Contents

Early recordings 1965-1973
 
Sound Poems (1965)
Are Your Children Safe in the Sea (1966)
Worm (1966)
Soleil (1968)
Variations on a Theme of Tan (1968)
Slowly, Slowly the Tongue Unrolls (1968)
Computer Poem (1968)
Vive Rabelais (1968)
Whisper Piece No. 3: Voitex (1969)
Hymn to the Sacred Mushroom (1971)
e colony (1973)
 
Includes previously unreleased recordings
Duration: 66 minutes

Product Details

ISBN:
9780712305945
Author:
British Library
Publisher:
British Library
Author:
Nersessian, Vrej
Author:
The British Library
Author:
Kiernan, Kevin
Author:
British Library, The
Subject:
Literary Collections : English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
Poetry : English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
1 CD with booklet
Series:
British Library - British Library Sound Archive </B></P><P><B></B>&#160;</P>&#149;<B>British
Publication Date:
20090931
Binding:
COMPACT DISC
Grade Level:
GA
Language:
English
Dimensions:
4.90x5.50x.30 in. .25 lbs.

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