Jaap Blonk in Seattle (Interview & Audio)

Jaap Blonk 10.26.12 in Seattle, backstage before his Earshot Jazz Festival performance

We caught up with Dutch sound poet and vocal improvisor Jaap Blonk before his Earshot Jazz Festival gig on Friday, October 26, 2012. (Kudos to John Gilbreath and Earshot for presenting this.) We discussed how Blonk got interested in sound poetry, how his vocal improvisation differentiates him from other sound poets, what other sound poets he appreciates (historical and otherwise) and why he thinks people have strong reactions to this kind of art.

Part 1, (11:19)

What The President Will Say and Do (1:02) (from Penn Sound Poem Talk.)

Part 2, (11:01)

Part 3, (6:54)

Jaap Blonk at the Earshot Jazz Festival, 10.26.12, (Part 1, 32:08)

Jaap Blonk at the Earshot Jazz Festival, 10.26.12, (Part 2, 25:06 Kurt Schwitters Ursonate)

 

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SPLAB and Cascadia Poetry Festival founder Paul E Nelson wrote American Sentences (Apprentice House, 2015), Organic Poetry (VDM Verlag, Germany, 2008), a serial poem re-enacting the history of Auburn, Washington, A Time Before Slaughter (Apprentice House, 2010) and Organic in Cascadia: A Sequence of Energies (Lumme, Brazil, 2013). Founder of the Cascadia Poetry Festival, in 26 years of radio he interviewed Allen Ginsberg, Michael McClure, Anne Waldman, Sam Hamill, Robin Blaser, Nate Mackey, Eileen Myles, Wanda Coleman, Brenda Hillman, George Bowering, Joanne Kyger, Jerome Rothenberg & others, including many Cascadia poets. He lives in Seattle and writes at least one American Sentence every day. https://www.paulenelson.com. Co-Editor of Make It True: Poetry From Cascadia, he is in year five of a twenty year Cascadia Bioregional Cultural Investigation. www.CascadiaPoetryFestival.org (Oct 12-15, 2017, Tacoma, WA)
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