Site for NYC's legendary underground film world as overseen by Jonas
FREE IMPROVISATION PAGES:
Begun in January 1995, EFIP is a comprehensive information resource
for all aspects of the type of music known as European free improvisation.
Every effort has been made to check the information on this site as
far as possible; in most cases the information has been sourced from
the musicians themselves.
NOISE - UNUSUAL MUSIC AND ARTS:
This site exists to provide information on "unusual" music
and arts; the word "unusual" being easily replaced by "unconventional,"
"non-mainstream," "underground," "extreme"
or by any one of a dozen other useless labels. The primary focus is
a small group of interwoven and related projects involving the original
joint creators of the site: John Vance and Emil Hagstrom.
Housed in the landmark St. Mark's Church in the center of New York City's
East Village, the Poetry Project offers three weekly reading series,
writing workshops, a bimonthly Newsletter, an annual literary magazine,
The World, an Annual New Year's Day Marathon Reading, tape and document
archives, and general support for poets. Founded in 1966, the Poetry
Project is now one of the premier forums for innovative poetry in the
United States. Here on this web site, you will find their webzine Poets
& Poems; The Tiny Press Center, a resource center for small publishers
including essays by small publishers, contact information, reviews,
and more; excerpts from their publications; membership information;
books and artwork for sale; links to other poetry sites; and much more!
From the state university in buffalo, NY. A list of authors consisting
of poets, critics, and writers in the hypertextual electronic media.
& DUST ANTHOLOGY OF POETRY:
This site includes visual poetry and other work presented in whole or
in part in graphics files. The site includes a number of complete books,
many of them out of print, some published here for the first time. Since
the site is an anthology rather than a zine, special emphasis is placed
on presenting writers as fully as possible, by whatever means available.
Site for the book -artist , deceased and more alive for you as memorialized
by sy's "small flowers crack concrete".
A great insane site
of Andy Bolus, a legendary UK dada noisician.
The official site
in memory to the fantastic world of poet artist Joe Brainard - who's
work graces the back cover of NYC Ghosts + Flowers.
leading movie house for independent premieres and repertory programming.
A nonprofit cinema since 1970."
The official site
of the great Kenward Elmslie, writer, librettist, and lover of Joe Brainard.
HARRY SMITH ARCHIVES:
The Fifties found Smith living in the Bronx in New York and uptown in
a small room on the Upper West Side. In 1952, Folkways Records issued
his multi-volume Anthology of American Folk Music (Smithsonian/ Folkways
2951-3). Smith's work in collecting and preserving American song literature
and artifacts is immense. These six discs are recognized as having been
a seminal trigger for the folk music boom of the 50's and 60's. He also
produced and recorded The Fugs' first album, as well as working with
Thelonius Monk and Billie Holiday. The sixties found Smith living at
the Chelsea Hotel working primarily on films. He mingled with Jean-Luc
Godard, Janis Joplin, Robert Mapplethorpe and Arthur Young, the inventor
of the Bell helicopter. One could walk into his room and meet anyone
from Jimmy Page to the local drug dealer on the block, a Hell's Angel
or Allen Ginsberg. Smith made no class distinctions; he could bring
people of all backgrounds together on common ground. Then again, he
could have his door barred and a "Do Not Disturb" sign attched,
not leaving his room for days on end, laboring alone on a film or research
project. Harry spent much of 1964 living with American Indians in Oklahoma
and recorded the peyote songs of the Kiowa Indians release in 1973 as
"The Kiowa Peyote Meeting" (Ethnic Folkways 4601). Harry's
broad range of interests resulted in a number of collections. He donated
the largest known private paper airplane collection to the Smithsonian
Institute's Air and Space Museum. He was a collector of Seminole textiles
and Ukrainian Easter Eggs. He was the self-described world's leading
authority on string figures, having mastered hundreds of forms from
around the world. Harry studied many languages and dialects, including
Kiowa sign-language and Kwakiutl. He compiled the only known concordance
of the Enochian system (forward and reverse). He made a study of the
underlying principles of Highland Tartans, correlated it to the Enochian
system, and painted elemental tablets that combined them. The early
seventies found Smith working on the filming of his epic Mahagonny and
the rest of the decade assembling it. A four screen project that was
projected with colored gels and synchronized to the Kurt Weill/Bertolt
Brecht opera of the same name, Mahagonny consumed Smith entirely. He
spoke of the film in revolutionary terms, it would re-define cinema
as we know it. Smith states "You have to live Mahagonny, in fact
be Mahagonny, in order to work on it." The film had a ten show
run in 1981 at Anthology Film Archives. The eighties saw Smith moving
around, staying at various friends' houses, a stint in Cooperstown,
New York, at the home of Mary Beach and Claude Pelieu. Smith arrived
at the Cooperstown bus station with five thousand dollars, living money
given him by Allen Ginsberg. Before he was met by Claude and Mary, he
found his way into an antiques shop, spent all of his money, and then
lived for the next nine months in a small room impossibly crowded with
early American furniture, folk art, and artifacts. Smith later returned
to New York and stayed at the Andrews House on the Bowery (a cheap men's
shelter) and Allen Ginsberg's apartment on the Lower East Side, where
Smith stayed for over eight months. Under the recomendation of Allen's
psychiatrist, Allen brought Harry to Naropa Institute in Boulder, Colorado.
Harry spent his last years (1988-1991) as "shaman in residence"
at Naropa Institute, where his life's work culminated in a series of
lectures, audio tape recordings, and continued collecting and research.
In 1991 he received a Chairman's Merit Award at the Grammy Awards ceremony
for his contribution to American Folk Music. Upon receiving his award,
he proclaimed, "I'm glad to say my dreams came true. I saw America
changed by music... and all that stuff that the rest of you are talking
about." Harry Everett Smith died at the Chelsea Hotel on November