Wednesday, November 07, 2007

MSA #2

At our panel, Sergio Bessa gave a fantastic talk (actually an excerpt from his fine book on Fahlstrom to be published soon, though it's been finished for some time) about "Birds in Sweden." This is a fantastic translation-based piece, which among other things features Poe's "The Raven" translated into "Whammo", a language Fahlstrom made up based on comic books. This then permutates in various ways and media using sound collage. Check it out on


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