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Kedrick James (1965, Vancouver, Canada) poet, musician, performer. He is the founder and member of four perform-groups, including such as: AWOL Love Vibe (1993), Verbomotorhead (1998), developing the principles of sound poetry and textual-sound compositions. He is the founder of the project Pacific Sound Poetry Laboratorium (1989), that united the productions of Canadian, French, American and British composers. In collaboration with A. Karasick he launched publishing of the magazine Anerca, dedicated to the issues of theory and practice of experimental literature (among the writers contributing to the magazine are: J. Cage, S. McCaffery and others). In 1991 he headed the International Festival of performance poetry (Vancouver), which five years later became a part of the Vancouver International Jazz Festival (among the participants are: Ph. Minton, O. Onoura, L. Allen and others). James released three CD-albums of sound poetry and experimental music, including Verbomotorhead (Vancouver: Insomniac Press, 1997), he was the editor and co-producer of the video-anthology of the Canadian perform poetry Planet Poetry (Vancouver: Bravo TV, 1997). In 1999 he established a multi-disciplinary gallery Pointless Hysteria (performance, video-visual arts, audio art, etc.), where exhibitions are held regularly and video archives have been opened. Jamess works have been published in a number of literary magazines, miscellanies and anthologies.

Mark Plimley poet, vocalist. Started his creative literary and artistic activities in the early 1990s. From creating surrealistic poems and musical texts has switched over to direct poetic performance. He has been a member of the Verbomotorhead group since it was established in 1998. Plimley regularly contributes his articles to the Quarter Moon Quarterly.

Doni Scob poet, musician, performer. He has been involved in the area of literature for more than fifteen years. He is the author of four poetry books and several novels. He has published his works in a number of literary magazines, including such as Rampike, Exile, Zygote, Frogpond, Alphabeat, Existere and others. Scob tours a lot with the Public Dream Society, he is involved in composition and musical arrangement for jazz groups.

David Stephens poet, performer. He participated in a number of festival programs in Vancouver and Toronto: The National Poetry Slam (1995), Lollapalooza Spoken Word Tent (1994), The Word on the Street (1995-97). Stephenss works have been published in the poetic anthology of the publishing house Panjandrum Press. Developing the traditions of the North American school of sound poetry, the group covers a wide range of performing techniques from improvisation and live-poems to the studio recording with the use of computer effects. The group has produced a number of sound-poetic video pieces, including such as: Monks of the Holy Throat (Vancouver: Pointless Hysteria, 1999), e.e. cummings #75 (Vancouver: Pointless Hysteria, 1999) the latter was nominated for the National Poetry Video Award. The groups works have been published in various anthologies, including such as Carnivocal: An Anthology of Contemporary Canadian Sound Poetry (Red Deer: Red Deer Press, 1999). By the present the group has finished working at the CD-R-release, that represents the Verbomotorheads activities in various media. All the members of the group live and work in Vancouver (Canada).



 Lets Go Shopping
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fragment, on CD-edition: 341)

Composed by Verbomotorhead
(Doni Scob, David Stephens,
Mark Plimley, Kedrick James).
Produced by Kedrick James.
Recorded at Pointless Hysteria,
Vancouver, March 2000.
2000 Verbomotorhead, Vancouver.

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