Kendra Steiner Editions

January 31, 2011

think I’ll travel to Sussex with Bent Wind…

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January 29, 2011

SEAN GADOURY, “arc light” 3-inch cdr (KSE #182), now available!

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SEAN GADOURY

“arc light”

KSE #182  (3-inch CDR—$5 postpaid)

Visual artist, composer, musician, small-label head, Harvard graduate—-Hamilton, Ontario’s  DR. SEAN GADOURY is truly a renaissance man.

We asked Sean to create a new work for KSE, and what he came up with is a 19 minute slow-motion flotation through dark space, lit only by a distant arc light that may well be imagined, a visual mirage. When one is in the dark, one’s pupils expand so that the darkness eventually takes on depth and perspective and contours, and the smallest glint of distant light takes on great significance. A similar thing happens to the mind as one listens to “arc light”—Sean Gadoury slows down time and pulls us into his deep, textured world beyond time, beyond landmarks, beyond traditional vision. And half-heard voices emerge and recede, and the tension heightens, and we realize how busy the space has been all along. Then shimmering, pulsing waves of light emerge in a short coda, only to recede as gracefully as they’ve appeared. Or maybe we imagined it all?

arc light is a work you can set on repeat, a trip that demands to be revisited. All on a 3″ cdr that’s only $5.00 ppd. anywhere. Limited hand-numbered, hand-assembled edition of 75 copies. Send payment via paypal to django5722(at)yahoo(dot)com .

And while you are ordering that, check out or other excellent musical and literary offerings, all inexpensive and postpaid:

MUSIC CDR’s

#182 (3-inch CDR), SEAN GADOURY, “Arc Light.”

#183 (3-inch CDR), KUSCHTY RYE ERGOT, “Senescence.”

 #175 (CDR),  ALFRED 23 HARTH, “Micro-Saxo-Phone, Edition  III.” (this is $7)

#179, (3-inch CDR), ANDREAS BRANDAL, “Minus”

#178 (3-inch CDR), RAMBUTAN, “Age of None.”

#176 (3-inch CDR), OPHIBRE, “St. Asphalt (Patron Saint of Army Ants).”

cdr’s are $5 each ppd. (except for A23H, which is $7)

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POETRY CHAPBOOKS:

#180, BILL SHUTE, “Autumn” (sound library series, volume 59) ;

#181, JOHN SWEET, “Continuum” ;

#174, LUIS CUAUHTEMOC BERRIOZABAL, “Digging a Grave” ;
 
#173, BILL SHUTE, “Butterfly Mind” (Sound Library Series, Volume 58) ;

#168, DOUG DRAIME, “For A Dream Ended” ;

#169, BILL SHUTE, “Seawall” (sound library series, Volume 57) ;

#166, A.J.  KAUFMANN, “Amazon, The Fame of God.” (cinema poetry series, volume 4) ;

#164, JONO TOSCH, “Probably”

all above chapbooks $5

Thanks for your support of independent labels and micro-presses and independent artists. KSE’s 5th anniversary will be in March 2011!

coming in the next few months:

new music from PARASHI, NICK HENNIES, BELLTONE SUICIDE;

new poetry from MICHAEL LAYNE HEATH and RONALD BAATZ.

January 27, 2011

No Idea Festival—San Antonio (first set), 27 Jan 2011

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first set, part one: Nick Hennies (solo percussion & electronics)

Nick’s solo piece involved a laptop, a snare drum, an i-pod, and aluminum foil and was a relatively low-volume exploration of lapping waves of overtones and textures… 

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first set, part two (Nick Hennies/Alexander Bruck duo)

next, Nick was joined by Mexico City-based string player Alexander Bruck for a quiet subtle duo improv, exploring extended techniques and microtones on their instruments…beautiful, and the audience was silent and totally into it!

 We were sitting about two feet from Mr. Bruck, able to study his masterful manipulation of microtones at low volume on his instrument…

Alas, we could stay only for the first set, but what a set it was! Thanks to Ben Judson/Heavy Denim for bringing The No Idea Festival to San Antonio once again this year!

order your copy now from the British Film Institute!

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from Greg Woods’ series  IF  I  RAN  BFI  FILM  CLASSICS. Well, Rob Craig and I hope to do our book on the films of Jerry Warren sometime in the next few years, after Rob finishes HIS book on the films of Andy Milligan, which will certainly include the above classic! I’ve read a draft of the first  few chapters of the Milligan book, and Rob does his usual thorough and insightful job, as he did in his books on the films of Larry Buchanan and the films of Ed Wood.

January 20, 2011

Bill Shute, “Autumn” poetry chapbook (KSE #180), now available

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AUTUMN  (sound library series, volume 59)

Bill Shute

KSE #180

Composed in Autumn 2010…ripped off for a week’s pay, hired killers pray for the rest of us, the Velvets reform (conveniently forgetting Doug Yule) but they’re no longer working without a net, nothing happens in different ways, her sprinkler’s leaking water, poker-playing dogs watch webinars on positive thinking, the kangaroo traffic court now serves cheesecake, and lines from faux-scientific monologues in Jerry Warren films in French invade my bed-partner’s dreams. ‘Tis Autumn, time to make a beeline for the South…Spring ahead, Fall Back…

Echoes from the new seven-page poem, inspired by one of the great trumpeter Bunny Berigan’s final recordings, a cover of that old chestnut “‘Tis Autumn,” recorded for the small “Elite” label. Bunny was in his waning days and so was 2010 and so was the world that many people were choosing to hold on to. It’s ripped from the pages of South Texas Life;  it’s full of carefully chosen particulars arranged in such a way that I hope it would have made the late great Ted Berrigan smile; it’s unlike anything else being written today; it’s $5.00 postpaid anywhere. The poet-losers badly imitating Bukowski (who would hold such imitators in contempt were he still around) and proclaiming themselves “outlaws” and “outsiders” will hate it, as will creative writing teachers and most MFA poets.  It won’t be available online or at your local bookstore, and it will be out of print in 6 months. Act now and order one…or forever hold your peace! As Jerry Van Dyke used to say in his ads for the low-rent BIG LOTS chain, “come on, you know you want to go there!”

$5 via paypal to django5722(at)yahoo(dot)com

Even if you don’t want THIS chapbook, KSE offers many other items you WILL enjoy:

POETRY CHAPBOOKS:

#181, JOHN SWEET, “Continuum” ;

#174, LUIS CUAUHTEMOC BERRIOZABAL, “Digging a Grave” ;
 
#173, BILL SHUTE, “Butterfly Mind” (Sound Library Series, Volume 58) ;

#168, DOUG DRAIME, “For A Dream Ended” ;

#169, BILL SHUTE, “Seawall” (sound library series, Volume 57) ;

#166, A.J.  KAUFMANN, “Amazon, The Fame of God.” (cinema poetry series, volume 4) ;

#164, JONO TOSCH, “Probably”

all above chapbooks $5

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MUSIC CDR’s

#182 (3-inch CDR), SEAN GADOURY, “Arc Light.”

#183 (3-inch CDR), KUSCHTY RYE ERGOT, “Senescence.”

 #175 (CDR),  ALFRED 23 HARTH, “Micro-Saxo-Phone, Edition  III.” (this is $7)

#179, (3-inch CDR), ANDREAS BRANDAL, “Minus”

#178 (3-inch CDR), RAMBUTAN, “Age of None.”

#176 (3-inch CDR), OPHIBRE, “St. Asphalt (Patron Saint of Army Ants).”

cdr’s are $5 each ppd. (except for A23H, which is $7)

Thanks for your support of independent labels and micro-presses and independent artists. KSE’s 5th anniversary will be in March 2011!

January 18, 2011

KUSCHTY RYE ERGOT, “senescence” 3″-cdr now available!

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KUSCHTY  RYE  ERGOT

“senescence”

KSE #183 (3″ cdr)

Kuschty Rye Ergot mainman John Stanton has been a psychedelic  soldier for decades, providing the greater Washington, DC area with a much-needed pure higher-key presence. When I lived in Virginia in the 1980’s, I always looked forward to visiting DC two or three times a year and catching John Stanton with bands such as Gigolo Aunt, and I had the privilege of listening to many a “Psycho” and “Heyoka” and “Breeder” reissue with Mr. Stanton back then. A fine technician on the guitar, he exists somewhere within that rainbow running from Robbie Basho and Sandy Bull through Djinn Aquarian through Matt Valentine, yet he’s always been his own man. When KSE began issuing music cdr’s last year, one of my first tasks was to find John Stanton and get him to release something with KSE. SENESCENCE is the result. A three-part seamless swirling trip recorded live in DC in 2008, SENESCENCE has the warm glow and viscous flow of the best trips, musical or otherwise. You’ll be reminded of everything from Ya Ho Wa 13’s PENETRATION to Tony Conrad and Faust’s OUTSIDE THE DREAM SYNDICATE on this 19-minute inner journey, but it’s 100% Stanton. KSE is proud to offer this unique 3″-cdr from one of the East Coast’s greatest psychedelic warriors. Don’t wait for some European or Japanese label to proclaim Stanton a genius and issue a multi-cd box of his rarities dating back to the early 80’s. He’s still at it, both with Kuschty Rye Ergot and also as a member of Kohoutek, and this must-own disc captures him at his purest.

$5 ppd. anywhere. hand-numbered edition of 75 copies.

While you are at it, check out some of our other cdr’s of experimental music:

MINI-CDR’s @ $5 each

#182 (3-inch CDR), SEAN GADOURY, “Arc Light.”

#179, (3-inch CDR), ANDREAS BRANDAL, “Minus”

#178 (3-inch CDR), RAMBUTAN, “Age of None.”

#176 (3-inch CDR), OPHIBRE, “St. Asphalt (Patron Saint of Army Ants).”

 

Full-sized CDR’s @ $7 each

 #175 (CDR),  ALFRED 23 HARTH, “Micro-Saxo-Phone, Edition  III.”

 

payment via paypal to  django5722(at)yahoo(dot)com

coming in the next few months:

mini-cdr’s from PARASHI and BELLTONESUICIDE

and full-length cdr from NICK HENNIES .

and many more surprises we can’t discuss yet…but will be worth waiting for!

 

January 17, 2011

John Sweet, “Continuum” (KSE #181), now available

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JOHN SWEET

“Continuum”  poetry chapbook  (KSE #181)

 

Poet JOHN SWEET brings an instantly recognizable style to the page, evoking a world of quiet desperation with the hint of violence always just under the surface, a world of absurd societal rituals and hollow, lacerating family connections that do more harm than good.  Imagine if Kafka wrote the film noir classic “Detour,” but it was directed by Antonioni instead of Ulmer…that is the world of John Sweet’s poetry.

A respected figure in the independent poetry world for going on 20 years, Mr. Sweet has never associated himself with any clique or movement, remaining a true independent who lets his work speak for itself.

CONTINUUM is a ten-poem suite, telling the story of two ill-fated sisters in lean, carefully sculpted stanzas, where we can feel the texture of the burlap, feel the rope scraping the flesh off our wrists, smell the blood, taste the tension. It’s a harrowing ride, but it’s the America of drug deals gone sour, of anonymous pickups, of suckers gambling away the rent money. And no one writes of this world as clearly and as elegantly as John Sweet.

Sweet has published many essential poetry books, from the much-acclaimed HUMAN CATHEDRALS (Ravenna Press); to his collections of poems previously published online such as SLOW DRIFT INTO EXILE, SUNPOISON, WORLD WITHOUT SOUND, and BETWEEN TRUTH AND MERCY; to his previous chapbooks for KSE,  #160,  “This Moment, Reflected In Ice.” and #112, “Next Exit: Nine” (w/ MK Chavez).

John will be back with KSE in late 2011 with another new collection, BRAVE RETREAT.

CONTINUUM (KSE #181) is available NOW for $5 postpaid anywhere. Send funds via paypal to django5722(at)yahoo(dot)com. It would be helpful if you could also send an e-mail to that address letting me know you’ve ordered and confirming your mailing address. Thanks!

While you are at it, we have many other poetry chapbooks and experimental music CDR’s available. All except for the Alfred 23 Harth CDR (which is 74+ minutes long and $7 ppd.) are $5 ppd. anywhere.

POETRY CHAPBOOKS:

#174, LUIS CUAUHTEMOC BERRIOZABAL, “Digging a Grave” ;
 
 
#173, BILL SHUTE, “Butterfly Mind” (Sound Library Series, Volume 58) ;

#168, DOUG DRAIME, “For A Dream Ended” ;

#169, BILL SHUTE, “Seawall” (sound library series, Volume 57) ;

#166, A.J.  KAUFMANN, “Amazon, The Fame of God.” (cinema poetry series, volume 4) ;

#164, JONO TOSCH, “Probably”

all above chapbooks $5

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MUSIC CDR’s

#182 (3-inch CDR), SEAN GADOURY, “Arc Light.”

#183 (3-inch CDR), KUSCHTY RYE ERGOT, “Senescence.”

 #175 (CDR),  ALFRED 23 HARTH, “Micro-Saxo-Phone, Edition  III.” (this is $7)

#179, (3-inch CDR), ANDREAS BRANDAL, “Minus”

#178 (3-inch CDR), RAMBUTAN, “Age of None.”

#176 (3-inch CDR), OPHIBRE, “St. Asphalt (Patron Saint of Army Ants).”

cdr’s are $5 each ppd. (except for A23H, which is $7)

Thanks for your support of independent labels and micro-presses and independent artists. KSE’s 5th anniversary will be in March 2011!

INSTANT COMPOSERS POOL (ICP) in Austin, 7 April 2011

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January 16, 2011

Floating Drones: A Night of Ambient Bliss

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FLOATING DRONES: A NIGHT OF AMBIENT BLISS

Saturday 15 January 2011

Cherrywood Coffeehouse, East of I-35 on 38 1/2 in Austin, TX

curated by Derek Rogers

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opening set by Marcus Striplin

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second set by Lee Dockery

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closing set by Derek Rogers

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video projections for all three sets by Katie Rose Pipkin

Each set was bathed with video projections by KATIE ROSE PIPKIN, and as great as each diverse set was, each exploring different aspects of the drone/noise/ambient territory, Ms. Pipkin’s video work (the room was darkened and the video was projected onto both the performer and the wall behind…this is captured not so well by my mediocre photography…) elevated the music onto another plane, making this an ecstatic multi-sensory evening that took the audience into an artistic red zone and is probably about as close as we can get today to a kind of Exploding Plastic Inevitable experience, yet way beyond that. It was a kind of visual free-improv, much like today’s improvising musician might do with a laptop full of samples and effects, sliced and diced and action-painted live for us; that’s what she was doing with the visuals. Sitting two seats behind her, I could see her working her laptop like a painter or a keyboard player or a percussionist. Will definitely be catching her work in the future. I have been talking to anyone who would listen over the last year about combining poetry and improv music and improv visuals to create a multi-textured, multi-sensory experience, something I definitely want to do in the future when I can, and last night’s performance definitely gave me some great ideas along those lines.

Derek Rogers hopes to curate some more evenings such as this one but moving in some new directions, and always keeping the freshness and spontaneity and edginess. I look forward to those…

January 11, 2011

Hideout Reading, 10 January 2011

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Thanks to all who came out for the Michael Aaron Casares/Bill Shute poetry reading at The Hideout in Austin on Monday 10 January 2011…Michael did a number of selections from his excellent new book THIS REALITY OF MAN, and I did five pieces: “Brass,” the opening piece from SUSPENSION; DOWN BRIDGE STREET; THE COMPANIONSHIP OF THE PLUM (which was co-written with Ronald Baatz); SEPARATED FROM THE SPARROWS (which will be out in a few months); and “Copper,” the closing piece from SUSPENSION.

Michael and I read at the Hideout in January of 2010 also, so this was a return engagement. I hope Thom, the organizer of this series, liked us enough to invite us back next January!

I have two readings scheduled in Western Massachusetts in late May and a few offers for readings here in Texas in the Spring and Summer. Check back here or on Facebook for further details. As always, thanks for your support both of my work and of KSE’s poetry and music offerings!

 Derek Rogers,  Bill Shute,  Michael Aaron Casares

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