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MUSIC: HISTORY, SURVEYS & THEORY

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Blank Forms Editions

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Blank Forms: Aspirations of Madness

Edited by Lawrence Kumpf with Joe Bucciero. Contributions by Masayuki Takayanagi, Louise Landes Levi, Jo-seph Jarman, Catherine Christer Hennix, Charles Stein, Henry Orlov, Maryanne Amacher, Alan Cummings, Bill Dietz, Peter Kastakis, Art Lange, Leo Svirsky, Satoru Obara, Tomoyuki Chida.

A rare look at an underappreciated and pioneering figure in Japanese free jazz

Aspirations of Madness, Blank Formsí fifth collection of archival, unpublished, or newly translated texts, takes its title from a series of interviews with Japanese free jazz pioneer Masayuki Takayangi that were published in Japanese in 1975Ė76 and are published here in English for the first time. The interviews provide a rare look at Takayanagiís eccentric practice and personality, both long under-recognized by audiences outside (and often, inside) of Japan. The postwar Japanese history that Takayanagi describes also surfaces in this publicationís opening piece, a poetic tribute by the writer and artist Louise Landes Levi to one of Takayanagiís contemporaries, the poet Kazuko Shiraishi. Aspirations of Madness includes a second Levi poem as well, ďA Deep River,Ē written while at La Monte Young and Marian Zazeelaís Dream House in 2003. Complementing this tradition of Japanese free improvisation and poetry is the republication of a 1977 interview with Joseph Jarman, the great composer, poet, and multi-instrumentalist. We also feature Charles Steinís introduction to Being = Space x Action. Further along, Aspirations of Madness features an excerpt from The Tree of Music, a cross-cultural treatise by the Russian musicologist Genrich ďHenryĒ Orlov, the English translation of which has never been published before. Aspirations of Madness closes with one of Maryanne Amacherís final pieces of writing, ďThe Agreement,Ē from 2009. The text takes the form of a letter between Amacher and the Open Ended Group, with whom she had planned to collaborate on her final, unfinished project, Lagrange: A Four Part Mini Series.


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