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Sergei BIRJUKOW (Russia)

Sergei Birjukow (1950, Tambow region, Russia) Ц poet, literary critic, avant-garde historian and theorist. He started his creative literary and artistic activities in 1967. He has been an actor, reciter, theatre consultant, lecturer, journalist. He graduated from the Philological faculty of the Tambow State TeachersТ Training Institute. He did his doctorate dissertation in Philology. Since 1991 till 1998 Birjukow delivered courses of Linguistics and General Poetics at the Tambow State University. He is the founder and president of the International Academy of Zaum. He started his poetic and criticism activities in 1970. He is the author of the following poetry books (including visual poetry): Long crossing (Voronezh, 1980), Writing from life (Moscow, 1989), Zaum muse (Tambow, 1991), Sign of infinity (Tambow, 1995), Gloria Tibi (Moscow, 1995), Sub alia forma (Tambow, 1997), Prolegomena to 1998 (Tambow, 1997), Sound correspondences (Moscow, 1997). He is the author of a number of poetry publications both in Russia and abroad, including the ones in such magazines as Chernovik (USA Ц Russia), Arion (Russia), Action Poetique (France), Zwischen den Zeilen (Switzerland), Via Regia (Germany), Literary Review (Russia) and others. He has been developing the tendencies of phonetic, zaum and visual poetry, and general poly-rhythmics. As a literary theorist and historian Birjukow has been studying theory and history of the Russian avant-garde, he was the first to describe the Russian musical and poetic theories of the 1910s-20s. In 1993 he held the International conference УPoetics of Russian Avant-GardeФ in Tambow, and published the collection of the conference materials. Then he annually held poetic conferences-festivals УWordФ (Tambow). He is the prize-winner of the International literary contest in Berlin and a holder of A. KruchonykhТs International reward. His main research findings are in the following books: Zeugma. Russian poetry from mannerism to post-modernism (Moscow: Nauka, 1994), Baroque and avant-garde lessons (Tambow: TSU, 1998), Theory and practice of Russian poetic avant-garde (Tambow: TSU, 1998). He is the author of numerous publications in magazines and journals, including such as: Experimental poetry. Selected articles (Königsberg Ц Malbork: Simplicij, 1996), Point of view. Visual poetry: 90s (Kaliningrad Ц Olshtyn: Simplicij, 1998). As a visual poet Birjukow participated in various exhibitions in Russia, Canada, Italy, Belgium, Norway, he published his works in catalogues and anthologies. His verses were translated into Bulgarian, German, Polish, Ukrainian, French, Italian and Japanese languages. He is the author of a number of oral productions from the history of the Russian and world avant-garde (Tambow, 1989-90), of the introduction to the audio collection Futurists. Gileya. PoetsТ voices and sounding reminiscences (Moscow: National Literary Museum Ц Gileya Publishing House, 1995). He conducted phono-poetic performances in Tambow, Moscow, Astrakhan, Saratov, Kostroma, St.Petersburg, and also in Poland, Finland, Germany, Canada (jointly with E. Mnatsakanova, B. Cobbing, M. W. Sutherland). At different periods his productions were broadcast on the Russian Radio, Deutschlandfunk, Deutsche Welle. He is a member of the Russian WritersТ Union, of the Russian Union of professional literary and theatre men. Sergei Birjukow lives and works in Halle (Germany).



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Voiceart: Sergei Birjukow. Flute, el.-music effects: Elizaveta Birjukowa. Recorded live and mastered by Sergei Birjukow, Halle, 2000.
© 1998 Sergei Birjukow, Halle.

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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

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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
FТLOOM
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
JoЄl 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 ќТSULLIVAN
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