Slowscan, 2020. Item #2584
Red vinyl LP with inner sleeve, liner notes page, and printed jacket. Issued as Slowscan vol. 48 in an edition of 250. Design by Johnny van de Koolwijk. E was a magazine of experimental and performance writing with a particular interest in visual, concrete, and sound poetry, edited by poet/performer Marshall Reese and composer Eugene Carl. There were two issues published in 1976. A note on the back cover of no. 2 states "next issue will be cassette or lp." Material for no. 3 was gathered though not published until now. In his extensive liner notes Reese describes the range of influences leading to the decision to pubish E, no. 3 as a sound recording, in particular, the Toronto Sound Poetry Festival of 1978. He writes, "this record documents those forces and influences affecting me in the 70's, early 80's. My generation was the the forefront of an expansion of literacy combining indigenous poetries, graphics, still and moving images, recorded words, music and sound, an oral/aural culture experiencing poetry and music as synesthesia." The contents of the record include performances by Steve McCaffery, Coaccident, Gerta Monach, Jackson Mac Low, Vladan Radovanović, Irrepressible Bastards, Hannah Weiner, and Gene Carl. As new.
Marshall Reese is a Brooklyn-based artist and poet working in various media including video, information networks, custom hardware and software, multiple editions, artists books, and temporary public art events. He is the author of Writing, pod books, 1980 and Slush, Situations, c.1999.
Since the mid-eighties he has collaborated with Nora Ligorano as LigoranoReese and have presented seven site-specific public works at the U.S. political conventions focusing on climate and political issues. Granary Books published LigoranoReese’s artists books The Corona Palimpsest, 1996, and Turning Leaves of Mind, in collaboration with Gerrit Lansing, 2003.
Gene Carl is a composer and pianist combining live performance with electronics. He has lived in the Netherlands since 1975 where he studied at the Instituut voor Sonologie on a Thomas J. Watson Fellowship and received a prize in composition from the Royal Conservatory in Den Haag in 1977.
He wrote Gray Matter for Louis Andriessen’s experimental music ensemble Hoketus and performed with them from 1976 to 1983, with the Schoenberg Ensemble, other new music ensembles and dance companies.
Gene formed Electric Storks a duo with Wilco Botermans, the electro-acoustic band Byte (1987-1991) with Maartje ten Hoorn, Michael Vatcher, and the Gene Carl Band (1995) to perform Pink Chinese Restaurants a multimedia cantata based on Marshall Reese’s poem of the same title.