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All Avant-Garde All The Time - UbuWeb Podcast #2: The World of Outsiders

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Produced by The Poetry Foundation, UbuWeb is pleased to announce the latest in its podcast series, focusing on Ubu's hidden treasures. As the site has grown so large, these occasional audio guides might shed some light on things you may have overlooked, forgotten about or simply never knew about. This podcast gives a guided tour of UbuWeb's collection of outsider audio. Artists include Antonin Artaud, Jim Roche, Bern Porter, Francis E. Dec, Benjamin Weismann and Sean Landers amongst others. You can subscribe to our podcast here.

Komar & Melamid and Dave Soldier "The People's Choice Music" (1997) Komar & Melamid's Most Wanted Painting project was extended into the realm of music. A poll, written by Dave Soldier, was conducted on The Dia Foundation's web site in Spring 1996. Approximately 500 visitors took the survey. Solder used the survey results to write music and lyrics for the Most Wanted and Most Unwanted songs.

The Most Wanted Song: A musical work that will be unavoidably and uncontrollably "liked" by 72 ± 12% of listeners.

The Most Unwanted Song: Fewer than 200 individuals of the world's total population will enjoy this.

More details and liner notes here.

Audio Selections from The Sackner Archive: Hundreds of MP3s ripped from rare sound poetry LPs, tapes & 45 RPM vinyl. The Ruth & Mqrvin Sackner Archive of Visual & Concrete Poetry in Miami Beach is the world's largest collection of text-based art. Of the audio files here, curator Matthew Abess states: "The work presented here comprises a portion of the Sackner's tremendous compendium of sonic works. The range of geographic origins runs the circumference of the globe. The time span is nearly a century. It witnesses histories: of poetry, literature, music, visual art, technology, politics, religion, theoretical contentions and practical abstention." Artists include John Cage, Merzbow, Anton Bruhin, Laurie Anderson, Bob Cobbing, Lily Greenham, Velemir Chlebnikov, Aleksej Krucenych and Jean Jacques Lebel among dozens of others. UbuWeb is also pleased to feature a full-length documentary about the Sackner Archive, Concrete! directed by Sara Sackner.

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