Bob Cobbing - The Spoken Word CD 25725
[British Library]

Bob Cobbing - The Spoken Word CD 25725
Early recordings 1965-1973. Bob Cobbing (1920 - 2002) was a crucial figure in the British avant-garde poetry and publishing scenes of the latter half of the twentieth century. The primary focus of his energies was performance sound poetry, a pan-continental phenomenon whose practitioners dispensed with conventional poetic language and syntax almost entirely. For Cobbing, a graphic pattern was as fitting a score for performance as a text. The recordings in this collection are drawn mainly from private tapes now in the care of the British Library and include Cobbing's first commercially issued sound work ?26 Sound Poems' plus collaborations with Annea Lockwood, Henri Chopin, Fran?ois Dufr?ne and others. Comes with 16 page booklet.