Being one of the leading protagonists of avantgarde and experimental audio art during the second half of the 20th century, Henri Chopin was among the first to make use of a tape recorder’s true potential.
Only the development of new technologies will mark the progress of sound poetry, states Enzo Minarelli in his manifesto on Polipoesia from 1987. On the basis of 11 sound poems, Minarelli talks about the concept of Polipoesia, and where it all started.
White Lady I called a cassette bought in Morocco in the early nineties. It was traditional music like on this tape that Paul Bowles recorded in the fifties and sixties on numerous trips throughout the country. Artists like Allen Ginsberg, Brion Gysin, or William Burroughs were visiting the Tangier based author frequently.