Being one of the leading protagonists of avant-garde 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.
With reel to reels, poetry reaches the next level in the 1950s. Language could get arranged in completely new ways. 37 minutes with Ernst Jandl, Henri Chopin, Neil Mills, Sten Hanson, and others – realized between 1956 and 1991.