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Paul Buck’s Pressed Curtains tapes / Tuesday 30 June 2015

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Paul Buck’s Pressed Curtains tapes
Test Centre Launch and Listening Event, 7 -9pm

On the 30th of June Test Centre will launch ‘Paul Buck’s Pressed Curtains Tape Project’, a boxed set of 10 cassette tapes from Buck’s archive, including material by Eric Mottram, Allen Fisher, Cris Cheek, Pierre Joris, Bill Griffiths, Jean-Luc Parant, Robert Kelly and Kathy Acker.

In the late 1970s Buck initiated a series of cassette releases tied to his magazines ‘Curtains’ and ‘Twisted Wrist’. Of a projected series, only a couple saw the light of day, made to order from master tapes and given handwritten labels. Beyond these 2 tapes (by Eric Mottram and, in combination, Buck and Ulli McCarthy) lay far more extensive recordings of magazine contributors, friends and correspondents.

Some were recorded at Buck’s home in Hebden Bridge, some were sent in correspondence, and others were recorded from public readings. A mixture of straight readings, performance pieces, or improvisations in the area of sound poetry, the archive is a unique collection which captures the experimentation and creative energies of an exciting and influential group of writers and performers.

Written by bökship

July 4, 2015 at 1:06 pm

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