Henri Chopin: Poésie sonore internationale (1979) [French]

28 October 2018, dusan

“This is a (now) historical appraisal of Poésie sonore (Sound Poetry) by Henri Chopin, a central figure in the art form. The sonic qualities of voice and abstract sound was celebrated where poets from across the globe contributed to this phenomenal shift from the purely literal expression of text and voice. Chopin references key artists in the movement, significant works and examples of what were also often visually arresting artworks where wit, design and seriality are evident in typewriter art, collage, text art.”

The book is in French with the exception of the Introduction which is translated into English and the English section ‘A History of Recorded Sound’ (pp 13-40).

With an Introduction by William Burroughs
Publisher J.-M. Place, Paris, 1979
Trajectoires series, 1
ISBN 2858930325, 9782858930326
309 pages


PDF (63 MB)
MP3 (ZIP) (2 accompanying cassettes, 161 MB, via David, added on 2019-1-26)
MP3 (first of the two accompanying cassettes, via UbuWeb, added on 2019-1-22)

5 Responses to “Henri Chopin: Poésie sonore internationale (1979) [French]”

  1. David on January 21, 2019 4:17 pm

    Zdar, Dušane,

    delší čas jsem se neozval. Děkuju za PDF! Bylo by zajímavé připojit odkaz na audionahrávky – https://www.discogs.com/Various-Po%C3%A9sie-Sonore-Internationale/release/1642537
    mohu poskytnout? :-)


  2. dusan on January 22, 2019 9:45 am

    Thanks David, didnt realise there was a cassette companion to the volume! UbuWeb has mp3s, so they’re linked now.

  3. David on January 22, 2019 10:04 am

    Hi, Dušan,

    but there are two cassettes! ;-)


  4. David on January 24, 2019 5:26 pm
  5. dusan on January 26, 2019 8:05 pm

    Many thanks, David!

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