glukhomania

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GLUKHOMANIA will provide the largest collection of contemporary sound-text compositions available and will proffer a valuable supplement to the existing documentation of earlier decades. And how fitting it is that this world project is issuing from Russia! The birthplace of Futurism, zaum and contemporary linguistic innovation. GLUKHOMANIA will have a double impact on both its Russian and its world audience.
Prof. Steve McCaffery, York University, Toronto, Canada

I always think it is of greatest importance to exchange art manifestations and artistic ideas between individuals and nations. My opinion is therefore that the initiative to create a web-anthology of experimental poetry for the Russian audience is excellent.
Lars-Gunnar Bodin, Stockholm, Sweden

Sound poetry: The speech sounds have been taken out of their role as a vehicle for semantic (grammatical, stylistic) information and they are now integrated into new acoustical no-longer respectively not-yet structures of speech or systems of speech into music.
Dr. Christian Scholz, Obermichelbach, Germany

Russian literary avantgardists (like the futurists, the zaum-poets) have always had a strong influence on the development of modernist and visionary poetic methods. The Russian culture as a whole with its openness to multiethnical and multilingual perspectives is one the big players in global poets communication. Therefore I think its of great importance that Russian poets are organizing an anthology of international sound poetry, the most revolutionary poetic genre in these days of language-perestroika.
Ide Hintze, Vienna, Austria

I think that it is very important that this web-project is realized in Russia, Country of great Sound Poets. This anthology will be the ideal completion to the previous Visual Poetry Anthology.
Carla Bertola, Turin, Italy

As Russia emerges from the era of the Soviet Union and a closed arts culture, I am very pleasantly surprised to see work being done in the area of sound poetry. I think that it is especially important that the GLUKHOMANIA anthology is being undertaken at Russia at this time. It will prove to be an invaluable resource for Russian sound poets, literary artist, aesthetes, theoreticians, historians and all those interested in contemporary culture, exposing them to a discipline which is new and full of potential. It will also give credence to contemporary Russian culture as an anthology of this magnitude and quality is rarely found in any country.
Dr. Prof. Dean Suzuki, San Francisco State University, USA

After such long dark horrible years in which the Leninist/Stalinist dictatorship destroyed free circulation of ideas, literature, art or social movements in Russia, culting russian artists and russian citizens out of the free international movement of different cultures and artistic currents, it is a wonderful opportunity offered by the National Center for Contemporary Art (Kaliningrad branch) to come into contact with russian artists thanks to a world-wide laboratory project of direct, horizontal free interchange of experiences and information set up by Dmitry Bulatov.
Jean-Jacques Lebel, Paris, France

We are living in an international, technological culture, and as we enter the new millennium, we urgently need new maps to guide us across the new interdisciplinary cultures surrounding us. This visionary anthology will offer a crucial guide to those innovative forms of multimedia poetry and poetics that most urgently require our attention.
Dr. Prof. Nicholas Zurbrugg, De Montfort University, Leicester, Great Britain

The family circle do not stop to increase! It is capital that this includes, now, and more and more, russians members with their tradition, specificity, and genius.
Bernard Heidsieck, Paris, France

It may be that the most important things we have as a species are those things we share with each other. Here is a genre of human creativity that is based on the notion of sharing. Anthologies such as these make it possible for the sharing to happen on a bigger scale than it previously did, and in places where the work might not have been previously known. To share with friends is important. To share, through ones work, with those who might also become friends, is as well, a vitally important thing.
Warren Burt, Melbourne, Australia

Networking, mixing reality and virtuality, builds a new cultural background that is interweaving fields otherwise isolated, introduces a new era of free exchange of signs and a new way of transcending territories we inhabit.
Pierre-Andre Arcand, Quebec-city, Quebec

The GLUKHOMANIA project continues the great Russian tradition of fore-fronting literary art and reaching into the corners that other cultures leave full of dust.
Peter Finch, Cardiff, Wales

A new project for the new Millenium in a new Russia, The Russia of Kroutchonykh and Khlebnikov.
Dr. Prof. Jacques Donguy, Paris I University, France

To produce a contemporary web-anthology such as this is an important development not only for the country that facilities it and the poets who appear in it but also for the history of experimental literature, itself. As far as Im aware there have been no comprehensive international anthologies that collect work from the past ten years as yet, so this collection could be a world first that will provide insight into the latest developments in this field.
Amanda Stewart, Surry Hills, Australia

I consider extremely important and thats why I greet with pleasure the excellent project of Mr. Dmitry Bulatov to publish GLUKHOMANIA and a separate collection of articles and papers on the questions of sound poetry, sound art, of vocal self-expression of the human being. It is a highly fortunate choice to outline and realize such a complex project that aims to collect and publish an internationally relevant selection of the most important sound authors and their works in a anthology, completed with the necessary data, information and documentation. It is all the more important, because unfortunately we know quite few about each others work both in Russia and in Hungary, and it is more than necessary to open the ways of artistic and scientific communication, considering our reciprocal spiritual interests in the processes of European and more and more universal artistic development.
Dr. Prof. Endre Szkarosi, University of Science ELTE, Budapest, Hungary

I have recorded sound poetry, my own and the work of other poets, since the 1950s. This is the first request for this work from a Russian anthology. It is a historic moment.
Charlie Morrow, New York, USA

In 1972 I traveled throughout Western Europe and observed that each country (Sweden, England, Switzerland, Germany, Holland, Belgium) had wonderful LP anthologies of sound poetry of their own land. In 1977 I produced the first such anthology in the U.S., including works by John Cage, John Giorno, Brion Gysin, Clark Coolidge, Charles Dodge, and others. The result was an immediate increase of interest and opportunity for writers and audiences to experience this exciting medium. Sound poetry festivals proliferated and artists of all media-film, dance, music, writing, and the visual arts-adopted spoken (and written) language as a new tool in their work With its outstanding record in the 20th Century of experimental poetry production, from the Futurists and early modernists to the present, Russia indeed is in a favorable position to document not only its own history but that of other countries internationally in a retrospective glance at the century. Great examples of sound poetry can have tremendous impact. When I worked as Music Director of Radio Station KPFA in Berkeley, California, my broadcasts of sound poetry often caused excited reaction from the public at large. For example, the airing of Mr. Smith in Rhodesia by the Swedish poet Ake Hodell, satirizing the colonial regime in that country, was widely understood to be the most remarkable piece of political art of the Seventies. This appeal was not limited to intellectuals in the arts but was broad indeed. The anthology, which became a sort of underground hit, also encouraged generations of composers, poets and pop musicians to explore the uses of language beyond the obvious. I believe that the same will be true in Russia when artists and the public are made aware of the fertile field of investigation known as sound poetry. It is wonderful to anticipate the response as people discover the variety and depth of this field-a field that has been so central to the art of this century which ends on December 31, 2000. Hearty congratulations and best wishes to Dmitry Bulatov who is undertaking this important project.
Charles Amirkhanian, USA






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Theory

Theory

Dmitry BULATOV
Dick HIGGINS
Christian SCHOLZ
Valeri SCHERSTJANOI
Larry WENDT
Sergei BIRJUKOW
Jean-Yves BOSSEUR
Henri CHOPIN
Michael LENTZ
Dean SUZUKI
Arrigo LORA-TOTINO
Klaus Peter DENCKER
Gerhard RUEHM
Teddy HULTBERG
Serge SEGAY
Jean-Pierre BOBILLOT
Jerome ROTHENBERG
Endre SZKAROSI
Carla BERTOLA
Steve MCCAFFERY
Lawrence UPTON
Rea NIKONOVA
Philadelpho MENEZES
Fabio DOCTOROVICH
Ide HINTZE
Jacques DONGUY
Enzo MINARELLI
Nicholas ZURBRUGG
Dmitry Aleksandrovich PRIGOV

Practice

Practice

Fernando AGUIAR
Charles AMIRKHANIAN
Pierre-André ARCAND
Vittore BARONI
Eric BELGIUM
Carla BERTOLA
Isabella BEUMER
Sergei BIRJUKOW
Julien BLAINE
Guy BLEUS
Jaap BLONK
Jean-Pierre BOBILLOT & Jean-Luis HOUCHARD
Lars-Gunnar BODIN
Christian BÖK
Jean-François BORY
Dmitry BULATOV
Warren BURT
Philippe CASTELLIN
Cris CHEEK
Henri CHOPIN
Carlfriedrich CLAUS
Wayne CLEMENTS
Bob COBBING
Philip CORNER
Fabio DOCTOROVICH
Jacques DONGUY
Jas DUKE
Paul DUTTON
Carlos ESTEVENZ
FLOOM
Bartolome FERRANDO
Peter FINCH
FLATUS VOCIS TRIO
Giovanni FONTANA
Jean-Claude GAGNON
Hartmut GEERKEN
Alexander GORNON
Rosa GRAU
Mark GREY
Alex HAMBURGER
Jarl HAMMARBERG
Bernard HEIDSIECK
Ide HINTZE
Lászlo HORTOBÁGYI
Jol HUBAUT
Brenda HUTCHINSON
Elise KERMANI
KESKEN
Richard KOSTELANETZ
Nobuo KUBOTA
Ilmar LAABAN
Werner LAUBSCHER
Jean-Jacques LEBEL
Michael LENTZ
Arrigo LORA-TOTINO
Jackson MacLOW & Anne TARDOS
Claude MAILLARD
Chris MANN
Richard MARTEL
Steve McCAFFERY
Philadelpho MENEZES
Enzo MINARELLI
Phil MINTON
Massimo MORI
Charlie MORROW
Sainkho NAMTCHYLAK
Rea NIKONOVA
Alistair NOON
Maggie ΒSULLIVAN
Tibor PAPP
Oskar PASTIOR
Serge PEY & Joachim MONTESSUIS
Dmitry PRIGOV
Sergei PROVOROV
Miroslaw RAIKOWSKI
Josef Anton RIEDL
Américo RODRIGUES
Gian Paolo ROFFI
Jerome ROTHENBERG
Günter & Colette RUCH
Gerhard RUEHM
Xavier SABATER
Valeri SCHERSTJANOI
Elke SCHIPPER
Serge SEGAY
Gary SINGH
Hazel SMITH
Steven Ross SMITH
RE: SOUNDING
Enno STAHL
Amanda STEWART
Rod SUMMERS
Alaric SUMNER
Mark SUTHERLAND
Endre SZKÁROSI
Pierre THOMA
Gabór TÓTH
Liesl UJVARY
Lawrence UPTON
VERBOMOTORHEAD
Alberto VITACCHIO
Ania WALWICZ
Michael J. WELLER
Larry WENDT
Trevor WISHART
Pamela Z
Ellen ZWEIG