Recital announce two upcoming LPs featuring Fluxus painter Geoffrey Hendricks, radio plays and sound poetry from 1980

Recital announce two upcoming LPs featuring Fluxus painter Geoffrey Hendricks, radio plays and sound poetry from 1980
Fluxfriend Geoffrey Hendricks

Recital have announced their latest slate of LP releases for September, among them rare documents of long buried and forgotten sounds from radical creators.

one — For the first time, audio works identified with the artist Geoffrey Hendricks (1931-2018) will see the open sky on Stones : Dreams. The painter and performance artist closely associated with the global Fluxus movement recorded “Rock Music” in 2014, “consist(ing) of a box of rocks being cast across a room,” included here for the first time. The LP also features “Music for Sky Slate Wall,” a 1999 performance by composer Philip Corner translating a Hendricks installation at an Emily Harvey Foundation exhibition into music. Recital’s release comes with 16 pages of essays, diaries, and artwork in an edition of 220, as well as a deluxe edition of 30, which includes a signed print by Malcolm Goldstein.

twoTowards a Total Poetry compiles stageplays and sound poems by French and Italian artists Julien Blaine, Adriano Spatola, F. Tiziano, and Paul Vangelisti performed in Los Angeles in 1980 at concerts organized by Vangelisti. The pieces are bizarre and deeply conceptual; in the words of Recital’s Sean McCann: “These are some of the strangest radio plays in existence. A format I feel is underused. The infusion of drama and comedy and open air to fill…oh, the possibilities.” Recital’s release features a 12-page booklet with essays and poetry from the artists themselves, and is available in an edition of 250.

Pre-order and read more on Stones : Dreams here and Towards a Total Poetry here, and survey the full tracklistings for both LPs below, alongside audio excerpts from each.

Stones : Dreams tracklisting:

01. Rock Music
02. Cortile
03. Music for Sky Slate Wall

Towards a Total Poetry tracklisting:

01. “Radio” - Paul Vangelisti
02. “Los Angeles Bridge” - F. Tiziano
03. “Poeme Laser (Sitta)” - F. Tiziano
04. “Buddenbrooks” - Adriano Spatola
05. “Mots d’enfants” - Julien Blaine
06. “Amputation (XY – RP – UJ – LI)” - Julien Blaine
07. “Passé / Futur” - Julien Blaine
08. “Al Capone Poem” - Adriano Spatola
09. “Aviation Aviateur” - Adriano Spatola
10. “Auld Lang Syne” - Paul Vangelisti

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