September 16, 2007 1:315 PM Several videos from Verbale Pupiller, in Aarhus, Denmark this weekend, at my YouTube channel (& even more at my Facebook account (hereby allowing you to become my “friend” there ;-)).
September 14, 2007 10:36 AM “It could TOTALLY be like one of those poems the kids have to write essays on, and pretend they know what it’s all about.” A Google Poem by wrenwatcher at deviantART.
September 13, 2007 6:53 PM I made a new – somewhat “funkish” – recording of my procedural sound poem “Sanasade” (from 2004; mp3, 10:32). Here, you’ll now also find recordings of two earlier performances.
September 13, 2007 11:16 “Dagens system, hvor de aller fleste bøker erklæres ‘døde’ etter noen år, er uholdbar for litteraturarbeiderne, så lenge litteraturen ikke også har reelle, alternative kanaler.” Sez Simen Hagerup, whose Fem årstider (Five Seasons) plans to develop into one of the later. Via Martin Glaz Serup, who also gives two passages from Simen’s excellent essay “(NOEN VAGT FORMULETE PRINSIPPER OM) TEKSTEN SOM VARE I DEN DIGITALE DISTRIBUSJONENS TIDSALDER/RETTEN TIL Å LESE (FINNES DEN?)”, first delivered at the “Alternativ publicering/Litterær innovation” seminar in Biskops Arnö in April and to be published in the next issue of OEI.
September 12, 2007 11:43 The program for the Audiatur poetry festival, Bergen, Norway, Sept. 27 to 30, begins to take shape. Also, my presentation of Cia Rinne is online, as are these kind words of Miia Toivio about me (in Paal Bjelke Andersen’s Norwegian).
September 12, 2007 7:25 Jouni Tossavainen has made a slide show of Erkki Soininen’s and my Ulysses performance in Kuopio on Sunday (thanks!). We are working to get the complete 50 minutes audio-video package online; meanwhile, here you’ll find four samples of my reading (including my “singing” of “The ballad of joking Jesus”, and a snippet of Molly’s monologue – all in my Finnish, that is), plus an earlier recording from the “Sirens” chapter.
September 11, 2007 7:24 This poem by Angela Genusa, put up in Flash by “her artist friend Paul in France”, is hypnotic!
September 10, 2007 11:20 AM This is not fiction! A Nordic poetry evening in restaurant Belly, Uudenmaankatu / Nylandsgatan 16-20, Helsinki / Helsingfors, 8 PM today, celebrates the double publication of Detta är inte fiktion (Söderströms) / Tämä ei ole fiktiota (Teos), an anthology of 18 contemporary Nordic poets edited by Oscar Rossi and Tiia Strandén. My introduction to the anthology’s Finnish section in Finnish and in Swedish by Janco Karlsson.
September 8, 2007 9:48 AM American conceptual and sound artist Charlie Morrow sings “Lapin kesä” by Eino Leino in a karaoke bar in Kuopio, Sept. 7, 2007.
September 7, 2007 7:48 PM Ooops. I was being over-enthusiastic. The Audiatur catalogue (incl. its content) is not public yet. I’ve removed the link below accordingly. I think we can wait a couple of days/weeks…
September 7, 2007 2:24 PM It’s an absolute honor to be involved in the upcoming, magnificent catalogue of the Audiatur poetry festival in Bergen, Norway, Sept. 27 to 30, 2007.
September 7, 2007 8:06 AM Arto Kivimäki’s and my yesterday discussion on Saarikoski and translation (“SUomentajan vapauksia”) in Kirjakerho, YLE1, podcasted here. “foreløbigt program for verbale pupiller” (Sept. 14-16, Århus, Denmark), here. Today to Kuopio.
September 7, 2007 8:02 AM “Some experimental filmmakers are tempted to see their footage as a changing field of colour, and not as an indication of objects moving about in space. This is quite hard to do, and can result in many wasted years of studied dis-observation. I used to be such a filmmaker, until I realised that a machine would be better suited to the task.” – Meet the Filmmaking Robot by Douglas Bagnall, from Wellington, New Zealand – and while there, also check his Mimetic Television that “watches and imitates other video, usually broadcast TV, learning its patterns of motion, colour and composition in order to make new images that move in a similar way”. The examples at the bottom of the page are beautiful and surely much more interesting than the actual soap opera they are “based” on. Ämyri, again, is a new, interesting approach to Google poetry (in Finnish), and “Sweater to Bestow on Polyglot” a new Google poem in my anthology by Sheila E. Murphy.
September 5, 2007 12:20 PM The Black Box Of Nothingness. Installation & concept Lauri Wuolio. Poetry by Harry Salmenniemi. Galleria Välivuosi, Oksasenkatu 11, Helsinki. Sept. 6 to 16, open daily noon to 6 PM. Live performances daily at 5 PM… more here.
September 4, 2007 5:16 PM The third Kuopio Sound Poetry Seminar will convene next Saturday, Sept. 8, in the Conference Room of the Kuopio City Library, featuring American sound and conceptual poet Charlie Morrow, Finnish sound artist Juha Valkeapää, and poet Jonimatti Joutsijärvi. In anticipation of that, here are some video samples of the lecture the Canadian poet Christian Bök gave in last year’s seminar: reading form “Seahorses and Flying Fish” by Hugo Ball, reading from his book, Eunoia, and explaining his new project, The Xenotext Experiment (Part I, Part II). The videos are also available at my YouTube page.