Author and Artist: Wayne Koestenbaum
Publisher: Ugly Duckling Presse (2017)
Poet, critic, and artist Wayne Koestenbaum performs piano miniatures (Scriabin, Chopin, Fauré, Milhaud, and Poulenc) while incanting spontaneous Sprechstimme-style soliloquies. Koestenbaum improvises words that stream in correspondence with the score’s musical phrases.
This LP is a live performance recorded on Friday October 16, 2015, at REDCAT gallery as part of the “Hotel Theory” exhibition curated by Sohrab Mohebbi in collaboration with Ruth Estévez.
Lounge Act is the second release in the UDPR series, in a limited edition of 300 copies. UDPR is a vinyl record series for the sound of poetry, curated by Michael Barron for Ugly Duckling Presse. Produced in collaboration with REDCAT.
"Our Roland Barthes ... remastered, cleared for the pressure zone of American mythologies."