Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
Thursday, June 19, 2008
Here is a link to the very, very beginnings (it is pretty much still empty right now) of a website we are working on: http://www.thesonosopher.com
Thursday, June 5, 2008
4 new updates below...4 more to go to finish up the postcards for the trip (i'll post them in a day or two, let us know what you think!) remember to click on the postcards to ENLARGE THEM.
Friday, May 30, 2008
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Friday, May 9, 2008
First things first, we want to say THANK YOU to the Gibbs family (Linda, Michael, Graham, and Chelsea), for letting stay in their basement all week long, letting us use their vehicles, and driving us to and from the trains everyday. We appreciate it so much... It was great spending time with you throughout the week and we hope to stay in touch with you!
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Sunday, May 4, 2008
Saturday, May 3, 2008
Click image to enlarge it. We filmed some awesome performatives (poems/performances) at the school with Alex (both digital with the DVX and 8MM film!). Richard Kostelanetz is a great, long-time scholar of Avant-Garde art/artists and has written on Alex's performance and written poetry. Specifically, Richard included Alex in his incredibly ambitious document "A Dictionary of the Avant-Gardes", and his anthology on sound poetry "Text-Sound Texts". Follow the links above to learn more about Richard (whom we interviewed today for the documentary!), the dictionary that Alex is included in, and the anthology that Alex is included in.
Friday, May 2, 2008
Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Saturday, April 5, 2008
Please join us at 7:00 p.m. on April 12th at Ken Sanders Rare Books (268 South 300 East, SLC). Alex Caldiero will be performing several of his new works. Admission is free. This is a benefit for the documentary project "The Sonosopher". Donations will be accepted and there will be a silent auction on rare books and artwork, as well as select baked goods/food items. Click on the image above to enlarge it and to view more details about the event. Hope to see you there.
Monday, March 31, 2008
This is v.2 of the slideshow/audio of Alex's lecture from 01/19/08 in the DaDa Workshop taught at UVSC (Spring 2008). The lecture is on DaDa photomontage, collage, and assemblage. It is pretty intense so be forewarned.
DaDa Put It Together from Travis Low on Vimeo.
Here is the link straight to the video on the Vimeo website: http://vimeo.com/823694
Let me know what you think!
Monday, March 24, 2008
Please join us April 4th at UVSC in room SC206a from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Alex Caldiero will be performing/reciting the poetry of many Italian poets, both past and present. Admission is free. This is a benefit for the current documentary project "The Sonosopher". Donations will be accepted and there will be a silent auction on rare books and artwork, as well as select baked goods/food items. Click on image to enlarge it and to view more details about the event. Hope to see you there.
Sunday, March 9, 2008
Friday, February 29, 2008
Monday, February 11, 2008
Saturday, February 9, 2008
When I said this to Alex, he simply corrected my pronunciation.
I learned the useful word from a New Yorker profile of Beppe Grillo, a political comedian in Italy with a much-read blog. Grillo has been sponsoring V-Day protests against the convicted criminals in the Italian Parliament: Victory, Vendetta, and Vaffanculo.
Travis asked "When would it be appropriate to use 'vaffanculo'"?
Alex thundered, NEVER, it's never appropriate, that's the whole point!
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Sunday, January 27, 2008
Sunday, January 20, 2008
Last night after the performance on larynx and sax at Ken Sanders Rare Books (Alex Caldiero scrolling down Kerouac's "On the Road" with John Flanders fueling the truck as it rolled), I sat on a stool at the Desert Edge next to Trent Harris and heard him say that without Alex, the city would be a wasteland.
I agreed, and added: I've always thought of you and Alex and Scott Carrier as the Holy Trinity.
That would make me the Holy Ghost, he claimed.
This morning, for several reasons, I'd like to revise my assessment.
1. This is no trinity, but a quartet: Ken Sanders is an obvious partner in crime.
2. None of the four is even remotely holy in a trinitarian sense. We'd have to move into a Ginsbergian universe for that epithet to hold true.
3. I can imagine Ken as God the Father and Alex as Sweet Jesus; but Trent as the Holy Ghost? Scott as the peripatetic apostle Paul?
4. Isn't it more fun to think of these four astride immense Percherons pounding across the west desert, headed for the City of the Saints?
Just testing, Alex said at the end of his poem about death, just testing. We all laughed, relieved that this member of the apocalyptic dream team was scheduled for later.
The straight line will take you only to death, Kerouac wrote, and Alex's reading circled around again and again to Kerouac on death, to Kerouac on jazz -- Neal and I went to see Shearing at Birdland in the midst of the long mad weekend. . . . And Shearing began to rock. . . . Folks yelled for him to "Go!" . . . "There he is! That's him! Old God! Old God Shearing! Yes! Yes! Yes!" . . . Shearing rose from the piano dripping with sweat; these were his great days before he became cool and commercial. When he was gone Neal pointed to the empty piano seat. "God's empty chair" he said.
And my mind jerked to the last review I wrote for the Salt Lake Observer, the one in which I indicted Shearing for a lackluster performance at his 80th birthday bash in SLC -- after which "Jazz at the Hilton" pulled their advertising from the paper. Wish I had known Kerouac when I wrote it.