Monday, November 05, 2007

music for dancing...

bob cobbing concrete poem

"both visual poetry and sound poetry incorporate elements of rhythm. one can move inwardly to a sound poem or interpret it in outward movement or dance. one can, by empathy, enter into the spatial rhythms of a visual poem, or can give it full muscular response. so both sound and visual poetry are steps into the arena. visual poetry is the plan, sound poetry the impulse; visual poetry the score and sound poetry your actual music for dancing."

bob cobbing, music for dancing, stereo headphones magazine, 1971

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2 Comments:

Anonymous rob mullender said...

i saw bob cobbing perform many times...he was utterly fearless and obviously lived in a world slightly different from ours. the language centres of his brain seemed exotically rewired

7:55 AM  
Blogger sroden said...

how great! i saw emmett williams once do a reading that was unbelievable. just him and a candle, but his voice and the words all spilling into each other it was like a dream...

10:40 AM  

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