Doings: Performance Works 1955-2002

Doings: Performance Works 1955-2002

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  • ISBN-13: 9781887123624
  • ISBN: 1887123628
  • Publisher: Granary Books,U.S.


Jackson Mac Low


Coinciding with the 80th birthday celebration of America's most indefatiguable experimental poet, Doings: Performance Works 1955-2002 provides a superb overview of the remarkable and curious scores written by Jackson Mac Low over the past 40 years, complete with their performance instructions. In consideration of the compositions, Mac Low writes, "I began working with chance operations in 1954 when I had been having personal conversations with John Cage. I became interested in what could be done with verbal material, so that the verbal material be heard for its own sake in the same way that sounds were in Cage's music. So, I began using chance operations...but there was still a great deal of choice." This collection presents facsimile reprints of the artist's strikingly graphic handwritten and typographical scripts, and contains recent work as well as substantial sections from the near legenday Vocabulary Gathas. The first book-length issue of Mac Low's scores, Doings yields a treasure of previously unpublished work, contributing to a more complete picture of this maestro of the avant-garde.Jackson Mac Low is the author of 'Doings: Performance Works 1955-2002' with ISBN 9781887123624 and ISBN 1887123628.

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