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Larry WENDT (USA)

Larry Wendt (1946, Napa, CA, USA) Ц lingua-artist, composer, researcher. Started his creative artistic activities in the midst 1970s focusing on creating text-sound compositions. His works are widely represented in various radio programs and performances in different countries. He is the author of numerous publications in the anthologies in MC, LP and CD-formats, including such as: Big Ego (New York: Giorno Poetry Systems, 1978), Poésie Sonore Internationale (Paris: Jean Michel-Place/Shandar, 1979), Slowscan Vol.1 (Den Bosch: Drain Press, 1983), Musicworks 34 (Toronto: Musicworks, 1986), Lautpoesie (Obermichelbach: Gertraud Scholz Verlag, 1987), Tellus #22 (New York: Harvestworks, 1989), Paté de Voix 4 (Torino: Ricettario di Poesia International, 1990), California Ц Italia (Cento: 3 ViTre Pair, 1990) and many others. His text-sound compositions have been repeatedly released by such labels as Frog Hollow (USA), Underwhich Editions (Canada), Slowscan (Holland), etc. Since the 1970s WendtТs audio productions were widely represented at various international colloquia and festivals of experimental poetry and music, including such as: Small Press Festival (Antwerp, 1976), Parola & Suono (Florence, 1978), un espace parle / A spoken space (Geneva, 1979), figura-partitura (Novoli, 1982), Nattoving (Stockholm, 1983), several times Ц in 1979, 1983 and 1987 Ц at the Festival International des Musiques Experimentales (Bourges). In 1980 he recorded the series of audio productions УThe Yat SystemФ (jointly with D. Alleluia), on the basis of which the choreographic productions for the Public Education affiliate television station (San Francisco) were implemented and recorded. Wendt has participated in a large number of international festivals, including International Festival of Sound Poetry (Toronto, 1978, New York, 1980), Phone 2. Poesie en action: Materialite de Voix (Georges Pompidou Center, Paris, 1984), Three American Electronic Artists (Oakland, California, 1985), Sound Works (within the Biennial, Sydney, 1986), Festival de Poésie sonore (Geneva, 1989), Polyphonix (San Francisco, 1984, Quebec, 1991), УbobeobiФ, Internationales Festival der Lautpoesie (Berlin, 1994) and many others. He is the initiator and organiser of various sound-poetic events, including First West Coast International Sound Poetry Festival (San Francisco, 1977). Productions from his extensive audio-archives have been repeatedly used for creating retrospective reviews, including: Lettrism and Hypergraphics: The Unknown Avant-Garde 1945-1985 (curator J.-P. Curtay, Franklin Furnace, New York). Wendt is the author of a great number of articles, dedicated to the history and present state of the international sound poetry, including such as: Vocable Gestures: A Historical Survey of Sound Poetry (in collaboration with S. Ruppenthal, Art Contemporary #9, San Francisco, 1977), History of Sound Poetry (in collaboration with S. Ruppenthal, Text-Sound Texts, New York, 1981), Sound Poetry: I. History of Electro-Acoustic Approaches. II. Connection to Advanced Electronic Technologies (Leonardo #18.1, London, 1985), Narrative and the World Wide Web (Art & Design #45, London, 1995), etc. He is the curator and publisher of the anthology of the international sound poetry Vocal Neighborhoods: A Walk through the Post-Sound Poetry Landscape (Leonardo Music Journal, Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1993). Larry Wendt lives and works in San Jose (California, USA).



УMisshapened DialoguesФ
(
fragment, on CD-edition: 4Т05Ф)

Piece for telephone answering
machine, California black birds,
shopping center and microcassette
dictation recorder. Text derived
from a story told to L. Wendt
by his third cousin once
removed Gayle Martinsen
of Wynne, Arkansas.
Recorded and produced by
Larry Wendt,  Frog Hollow Studios, 
San Jose, CA, March 19, 2000.
© 2000 Larry Wendt, San Jose.

Fragment, 1'00Ф:

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