sound poetry international + and swedish
|Öyvind Fahlström in 1961|
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Besides containing small samples from sound poets across the world (including Hazel Smith), it also contains a lot of history of the genre (bringing to the fore names like Henri Chopin that are well known to aficionados but virtually unknown to many of us who come from a verbal poetry tradition).
Naturally I was particularly interested in this essay by Teddy Hultberg, about the fitful history of sound poetry in Sweden:
Re the images here:
Öyvind Fahlström, Fluxus artist, produced the influential 30-minute piece "Birds in Sweden" for the Swedish Broadcasting Corporation in 1963.
Lars Gunnar Bodin is a text-sound artist associated in the 1960s with Bengt-Emil Johnson, Åke Hodell, Sten Hanson, etc. (I didn't notice any women's names in Hultberg's essay.) Brief extract of his work below:
|Lars Gunnar Bodin and Sten Hanson in the 1960s|
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|Semikolon LP sleeve|
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