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This New York–based non-profit supports ephemeral art practices, with a focus on experimental music. In addition to public programming, Blank Forms publishes books touching upon music, art, poetry, psychoanalysis, mathematics, sci-fi and other esoterica.


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TITLE ALPHABETICAL INDEX

COMMON TONES

By Alan Licht. Introduction by Jay Sanders.

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ISBN: 9781953691019
USD $25.00
| CAN $34.5

Pub Date: 8/10/2021
Forthcoming


MARYANNE AMACHER: SELECTED WRITINGS AND INTERVIEWS

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ISBN: 9781953691002
USD $25.00
| CAN $34

Pub Date: 3/2/2021
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MARYANNE AMACHER: SELECTED WRITINGS AND INTERVIEWS

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ISBN: 9781733723572
USD $40.00
| CAN $56

Pub Date: 1/5/2021
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NOTHING BUT THE MUSIC

By Thulani Davis. Foreword by Jessica Hagedorn. Introduction by Tobi Haslett.

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ISBN: 9781733723565
USD $20.00
| CAN $28

Pub Date: 1/5/2021
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ORGANIC MUSIC SOCIETIES

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ISBN: 9781733723589
USD $20.00
| CAN $28

Pub Date: 6/1/2021
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PARTNERS: A BIOGRAPHY OF JERRY HUNT

By Stephen Housewright.

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ISBN: 9781953691040
USD $15.00
| CAN $20

Pub Date: 11/9/2021
Forthcoming


THE COWBOY'S DREAMS OF HOME

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ISBN: 9781733723596
USD $20.00
| CAN $28

Pub Date: 8/10/2021
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TRANSMISSIONS FROM THE PLEROMA

Edited by Lawrence Kumpf, Tyler Maxin. Text by Karen Finley, Shelley Hirsch, George E. Lewis, Gordon Monahan, Kris Paulsen, David Rosenbloom.

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ISBN: 9781953691057
USD $20.00
| CAN $27

Pub Date: 12/7/2021
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TRY SAYING YOU’RE ALIVE!: KAZUKI TOMOKAWA IN HIS OWN WORDS

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ISBN: 9781953691033
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Pub Date: 11/16/2021
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Maryanne Amacher: Selected Writings and Interviews

Edited by Bill Dietz, Amy Cimini. Text by Maryanne Amacher. Interviews by Jeffrey Bartone, Elliot Handelman, Frank J. Oteri, Keiko Prince, Barbara Golden, Amy Cimini, Bill Dietz, Kabir Carter.

Maryanne Amacher (1938–2009) was a composer of large-scale fixed-duration sound installations and a highly original thinker in the areas of perception, sound spatialization and aural architecture. She is frequently cited as a pioneer of what has come to be called sound art,” although her thought and work challenges assumptions about the limitations of that genre.
Now in paperback, Maryanne Amacher: Selected Writings and Interviews represents the first ever book-length collection devoted to the composer, whose life and work are as vast as they are as yet unknown. From personal notes and letters to program notes, manifestos and unrealized project proposals, the . . . .go to book page >>

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Pbk, 6.25 x 9.25 in. / 398 pgs / 14 bw. | 3/2/2021 | In stock  |   US $25.00


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Try Saying You’re Alive!: Kazuki Tomokawa in His Own Words

By Kazuki Tomokawa. Translated with introduction by Daniel Joseph. Introduction by Damon Krukowski. Text by Karen Finley, Shelley Hirsch, George E. Lewis, Gordon Monahan, Kris Paulsen, David Rosenbloom.

A memoir by Kawasaki-based writer and musician Kazuki Tomokawa (born 1950), Try Saying You’re Alive! offers a semi-fictionalized account of the vibrant Tokyo underground that he has been at the center of since the 1970s.
Recounting 40 years in the life of this screaming philosopher,” Try Saying You’re Alive! traces Tomokawa’s early life in the Akita Prefecture as a runaway toddler,” his adolescent basketball career, and his wanderings as a day laborer, gambler, painter, actor, drinker and avant-garde folk guitarist. Anecdotes of figures such as novelist Kenji Nakagami, poet Shuji Terayama, actor Tôru Yuri, directors Takashi Miike and Nagisa O?shima, and . . . .go to book page >>

Try Saying You’re Alive!: Kazuki Tomokawa in His Own Words

STATUS: Forthcoming | 11/16/2021

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Try Saying You’re Alive!: Kazuki Tomokawa in His Own Words
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Pbk, 5.5 x 7.75 in. / 256 pgs. | 11/16/2021 | Awaiting stock  |   US $20.00


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Partners: A Biography of Jerry Hunt

By Stephen Housewright.

Jerry Hunt (1943–93) was among the most eccentric figures in the word of new music. A frenetic orator, occultist and engineering consultant, his works from the 1970s through the early 90s made use of readymade sculptures, medical technology, arcane talismans and all manner of homemade electronic implements to form confrontational recordings and enigmatic, powerful performances.
Tracing Hunt’s life across his home state’s major cities to a self-built house in rural Van Zandt County, this memoir-cum-biography by Stephen Housewright, Hunt’s partner of 35 years, offers illuminating depictions of Hunt’s important installations and performances across North America and Europe. Housewright narrates a lifetime . . . .go to book page >>

Partners: A Biography of Jerry Hunt

STATUS: Forthcoming | 11/9/2021

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Partners: A Biography of Jerry Hunt
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Pbk, 5.25 x 7.75 in. / 320 pgs / 1 bw. | 11/9/2021 | Awaiting stock  |   US $15.00


FORTHCOMING

Transmissions from the Pleroma

Edited by Lawrence Kumpf, Tyler Maxin. Text by Karen Finley, Shelley Hirsch, George E. Lewis, Gordon Monahan, Kris Paulsen, David Rosenbloom.

Jerry Hunt (1943–93) is sometimes described as a shamanic figure with the look of a Central Texas meat inspector.” One of the most compelling composers in the word of late 20th-century new music, he made work that combined video synthesis, installation art and early computers with rough-hewn sculptures, scores drawn from celestial alphabets and homemade electronics activated by his signature wands and impassioned gestures. Hunt lived his entire life in Texas, between Dallas, Waco, Houston and Austin, eventually settling in a house he built himself (\ an interactive environment\ ) on a ranch in Canton, but his pataphysical, abrasive and humorous performances . . . .go to book page >>

Transmissions from the Pleroma

STATUS: Forthcoming | 12/7/2021

This title is not yet published in the U.S. To pre-order or receive notice when the book is available, please email orders @ artbook.com

Transmissions from the Pleroma
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Pbk, 6 x 8 in. / 250 pgs / 25 color / 25 bw. | 12/7/2021 | Awaiting stock  |   US $20.00


FORTHCOMING

Common Tones

By Alan Licht. Introduction by Jay Sanders.

For the past 30 years, Alan Licht has been a performer, programmer and chronicler of New York’s art and music scenes. His dry wit, deep erudition and unique perspective—informed by decades of experience as a touring and recording guitarist in the worlds of experimental music and underground rock—have distinguished him as the go-to writer for profiles of adventurous artists across genres. A precocious scholar and improvisor, by the time he graduated from Vassar College in 1990 Licht had already authored important articles on minimalist composers La Monte Young, Tony Conrad and Charlemagne Palestine, and recorded with luminaries such as Rashied . . . .go to book page >>

Common Tones

STATUS: Forthcoming | 8/10/2021

This title is not yet published in the U.S. To pre-order or receive notice when the book is available, please email orders @ artbook.com

Common Tones
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Pbk, 4.75 x 7 in. / 592 pgs. | 8/10/2021 | Awaiting stock  |   US $25.00


FORTHCOMING

The Cowboy's Dreams of Home

Edited by Lawrence Kumpf, Joe Bucciero. Text by Angel Bat Dawid, Charles Curtis, René Daumal, Thulani Davis, Anthony Elms, Ciarán Finlayson, Jessica Hagedorn, Judith Hamann, Sarah Hennies, Alan Licht, Tashi Wada.

This iteration privileges new texts produced for the publication. These include an interview with the idiosyncratic Texan singer-songwriter and visual artist Terry Allen, conducted by curator Anthony Elms; a conversation between writers—and longtime friends—Thulani Davis and Jessica Hagedorn, on the occasion of Davis’ poetry collection Nothing But the Music; a discussion between composer Sarah Hennies and cellist Judith Hamann; and a conversation with composer-performers Tashi Wada and Charles Curtis, on the heels of a recent compilation of Curtis’ work, Performances & Recordings 1998–2018, produced by Wada.

Also featured are reflections on legendary jazz percussionist and healer Milford Graves, by Ciarán Finlayson; . . . .go to book page >>

The Cowboy's Dreams of Home

STATUS: Forthcoming | 8/10/2021

This title is not yet published in the U.S. To pre-order or receive notice when the book is available, please email orders @ artbook.com

The Cowboy's Dreams of Home
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Pbk, 6 x 8 in. / 242 pgs / 6 color / 14 bw. | 8/10/2021 | Awaiting stock  |   US $20.00


Blank Forms Active Backlist Titles

Nothing but the Music
Nothing but the Music
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Pbk, 5 x 7.5 in. / 68 pgs. | 1/5/2021 | In stock  |   US $20.00


Organic Music Societies
Organic Music Societies
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Pbk, 6 x 8 in. / 496 pgs / 30 color / 40 bw. | 6/1/2021 | In stock  |   US $20.00


Blank Forms Backlist: Out of Stock

Maryanne Amacher: Selected Writings and Interviews
Maryanne Amacher: Selected Writings and Interviews
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Hbk, 6.25 x 9.25 in. / 398 pgs. | 1/5/2021 | Out of stock  |   US $40.00


Blank Forms Previously Announced Titles

Common Tones
Common Tones
BLANK FORMS EDITIONS

Pbk, 4.75 x 7 in. / 592 pgs. | 8/10/2021 | Awaiting stock  |   US $25.00


The Cowboy's Dreams of Home
The Cowboy's Dreams of Home
BLANK FORMS EDITIONS

Pbk, 6 x 8 in. / 242 pgs / 6 color / 14 bw. | 8/10/2021 | Awaiting stock  |   US $20.00


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