Kendra Steiner Editions

April 20, 2012

tickets now available!!! JANDEK in Austin, Texas… Friday 15 June 2012

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the Representative from Corwood, electric guitar

Lisa Cameron, percussion

Nick Hennies, xylophone

Brent Fariss, bass

Travis Weller, viola

Jon Doyle, clarinet

FRIDAY  15  JUNE  2012

8:30 PM

part of NMASS Festival (New Media Art and Sound Summit)

Salvage Vanguard Theater, Austin, Texas

TICKETS ARE NOW AVAILABLE FOR THE JANDEK AUSTIN 2012 SHOW.

Individual Tickets $30, limited number of seats available.

Tickets available now through 15 May only. They will probably sell out well  in advance of May 15…GET YOURS NOW!

ordering link:  https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/244406

Also,  passes for the entire NMASS Festival will be available for $50.

Produced by Church of the Friendly Ghost with production assistance from Kendra Steiner Editions…

Every Jandek performance is an event, and with this instrumentation and the cream of Austin’s new-music community in the band, it’s  an event that you cannot miss!

April 13, 2012

Bill Shute/Anthony Guerra discussed in Pitchfork article on contemporary spoken-word

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Nice to see a mention of Anthony Guerra and yours truly in a piece on spoken-word/poetry in the excellent “The Out Door” column at Pitchfork. The piece mentions my spoken-word poetry album “Junk Sculpture From The New Gilded Age” (KSE #213) and the duo poetry-and-guitar album with Anthony, “Subtraction” (Black Petal Records, Australia, but also available through KSE as #208).

You can get a copy of either album for $8 each, postpaid anywhere, direct from KSE. Payment via paypal to  django5722(at)yahoo(dot)com

The Pitchfork piece can be found at the following link, and there’s also streaming audio of the leadoff track (Anthony and I think of it as our “hit”),  “Marion, Texas”…

Welcome, if you’ve come to this page from Pitchfork. Kendra Steiner Editions has issued 225+ chapbooks of contemporary poetry and cdr’s of experimental music in our 6+ years of existence, right here from San Antonio, Texas. Please look around the website and check out what we have to offer. At $5 for a poetry chapbook and $8 for a CDR album, you can afford to take a chance on something new and exciting…

http://pitchfork.com/features/the-out-door/8805-a-word-is-worth-a-thousand-sounds/

April 10, 2012

new poetry chapbook, Bill Shute, “Three From The Earth” (KSE #229) now available

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THREE FROM THE EARTH,    Bill Shute

Sound Library Series,  Volume 69

KSE #229 (poetry chapbook),     $5 postpaid anywhere

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

This latest installment in the ongoing Sound Library Series, Volume 69 (inspired by the Peter Lemer Quintet album on ESP-Disk, “Local Colour,” also featuring John Surman), was composed in February-March 2012, much of it while I was in El Paso and in New Mexico, and it was finished and edited in the first week of April 2012 here in San Antonio.  The objective correlative (for those who like literary jargon) here is the now-popular practice of “fracking,” which is defined by Wikipedia as  “the procedure of creating fractures in rocks and rock formations by injecting fluid into cracks to force them further open. The larger fissures allow more oil and gas to flow out of the formation and into the wellbore, from where it can be extracted.”  This practice has been associated with earthquakes here in Texas and Oklahoma, some of which have been significant,  though the practice tends to be treated as a “dirty little secret” by municipalities that appreciate the money it brings in and by oil and gas companies who appreciate the profit it brings in. Citizen voices pointing out the potential dangers of the practice tend to be “included out” of the discussion. Of course, marginalizing those who point out such dangers and risk getting in the way of jobs and profit is nothing new: Ibsen’s classic play AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE had its Dr. Stockmann doing a similar thing and being treated in a similar manner. Some things never change.

Fracking seemed to me the perfect image for the current age, looking for a quick buck while unconcerned about the future, and also the perfect image for what we are doing to ourselves in order to survive in this crazy cannibalistic society. As usual, my narrative persona stumbles through life, stopping to smell the roses but being late for work because of it. Trying to put together the pieces he sees, trying to follow the bread-crumb trail, and almost succeeding. Almost…

Fracking underground for gas, fracking the psyche to survive…THREE FROM THE EARTH (KSE #229, poetry chapbook) from Bill Shute…tennis elbows and tiger’s eye marbles, can’t cross the street w/o a passport, can’t vote w/o a driver’s license, can’t get fresh fruit in this neighborhood…the faults are awakening, and the Stalinist painters are on their way to kill Trotsky…
$5 postpaid anywhere, from Kendra Steiner Editions…payment via paypal to django5722(at)yahoo(dot)com ….

want more poetry? we also have other fine chapbooks available, each one hand-numbered and hand-cut and assembled in an inexact manner…the hand of the artisan is always visible at KSE!

poetry chapbooks ($5 each, ppd.):

KSE #218, BILL SHUTE, “Florentine Dictations” Sound Library Series, Volume 64

KSE #217, BILL SHUTE, “Fascination” Sound Library Series, Volume 67

KSE #215, BILL SHUTE, “Outfake”   Sound Library Series, Volume 66

KSE #212  ADRIAN MANNING, “These Hands of Mine”

KSE #197, A.J. KAUFMANN, “Love Lions of Paris” 

KSE #193, MICHAEL CASEY, “The Wall Board Knife”

KSE #185, Michael Layne Heath, “Jazzbo Wind.”

KSE #181, John Sweet, “Continuum.”

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Is reading too much of an effort? Why not try our spoken-word poetry albums, only $8 each , postpaid:

KSE #213 (CDR), Bill Shute, “Junk Sculpture from the New Gilded Age.” (2nd spoken-word poetry album)

KSE #208 (CDR), ANTHONY GUERRA & BILL SHUTE, “subtraction” (limited USA re-press of CD originally issued on Black Petal Records, Australia)

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and don’t forget our much-praised series of experimental music on CDR, also $8 each postpaid:

KSE #220 (CDR), MATT KREFTING, “Sweet Days of Discipline”

KSE #223 (CDR), ALISTAIR CROSBIE, “A Campfire In The Snow”

KSE #225 (CDR), XANTHOCEPHALUS, “3 W B” REISSUE (full-sized CDR reissue of KSE #204, which was a 3″ mini-cdr, this reissue is limited to 35 copies)

KSE #224 (CDR), MASSIMO MAGEE & TIM GREEN, “Direct To Tape” REISSUE (full-sized CDR reissue of KSE #191, which was a 3″ mini-cdr, this reissue is limited to 40 numbered copies)

KSE #221 (CDR), DEREK ROGERS, “circum_navigate” REISSUE (full-sized CDR reissue of KSE #170, which was a 3″ mini-cdr, this reissue is limited to 30 numbered copies)

KSE # 210 (CDR), HEATHER LEIGH, “Empire”

KSE #214 (CDR), SABRINA SIEGEL,”Bottlecaps”

KSE #207 (CDR), ALFRED HARTH & CARL STONE, “Gift Fig”

KSE #206  (CDR), ERNESTO DIAZ-INFANTE, “Emilio”

and if you are in Texas, please mark your calendar for the KSE 6th Anniversary Concert on April 29 at the Salvage Vanguard Theater, 7:30 pm, presented by the Church of the Friendly Ghost…

featuring

ERNESTO  DIAZ-INFANTE  solo    and in trio performance with Lisa Cameron and Lee Dockery

SOUTHWESTERN FREE  w/ Jonathan Horne

RICK REED  and  BRENT FARISS  duo

DANIEL HIPOLITO & EVA KELLY & BILL SHUTE   music and poetry trio

April 5, 2012

limited 35-copy reissue of XANTHOCEPHALUS, “3 W B” (KSE #225), now available

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XANTHOCEPHALUS

“3 W B’

KSE #225 (full-sized cdr reissue of 3″ cdr KSE #204)

limited, numbered edition of 35 copies

3 W B from Russ Aldertone’s XANTHOCEPHALUS received excellent reviews and airplay, but as a 3″ mini-cdr, it did not find as much of an audience as it could have, so now that the mini-cdr format has been scrapped by KSE, we are reissuing this release as a full-sized cdr, featuring an all-new cover, so it can be heard by a wider audience. Here is some of the original writeup on the album (the new reissue is a full-sized CDR, not a 3″):

XANTHOCEPHALUS is the solo project of Brooklyn’s  Russ Aldertone, ex-member of The Wobblies, man behind the superb ALDERTONE album of a few years back, and co-leader of URKAS with Mike “Parashi” Griffin. Bassist, electronic composer, and ornithologist (a serious field recorder of birds and student of bird calls/songs), Russ (like fellow bassist Brent Fariss, KSE #201) is interested in the textures and the harmonic layers the bass can bring to the field of drone composition (Russ plays an electric bass, Brent an acoustic), using a variety of effects to treat the sound of the bass, and incorporating found recordings of birds (in this case, a Three-Wattled Bellbird recorded in Monteverde, Costa Rica, hence the “3 W B” of the title). The deep, resonant layers of treated bass provide a kind of “environment” in which the birds can exist, an aural bird habitat, and the humidity and the thick foliage and the ponds and streams and the sounds of LIFE are all there in the composition “3 W B”. Again, the 3″ cdr (this piece runs 17:02) is the perfect format for a rich, dense, yet space-filled piece such as this, which one can easily program to “repeat” and spend an afternoon with. Russ has been doing some fascinating and important work recently, and we at KSE are proud to issue a choice example of Russ Aldetone’s unique work.

To celebrate the original release of 3 W B, Russ was interviewed on the Columbia University radio station and featured 3 W B during his hour-long appearance, also performing live in the studio.

Nice to have this available again…please give it a try if you did not get it first time around.

$8 postpaid anywhere, via paypal, to django5722(at)yahoo(dot)com   ….let us know what disc you are ordering w/ yr paypal order…thanks!

also, we have many more limited-run cdr’s of original experimental music, only $8 each postpaid, so try a few more along with 3 W B:

full-sized CDR’s ($8.00 each, ppd.)

KSE #223 (CDR), ALISTAIR CROSBIE, “A Campfire In The Snow”

KSE #225 (CDR), XANTHOCEPHALUS, “3 W B” REISSUE (full-sized CDR reissue of KSE #204, which was a 3″ mini-cdr, this reissue is limited to 35 copies)

KSE #224 (CDR), MASSIMO MAGEE & TIM GREEN, “Direct To Tape” REISSUE (full-sized CDR reissue of KSE #191, which was a 3″ mini-cdr, this reissue is limited to 40 numbered copies)

KSE #221 (CDR), DEREK ROGERS, “circum_navigate” REISSUE (full-sized CDR reissue of KSE #170, which was a 3″ mini-cdr, this reissue is limited to 30 numbered copies)

KSE # 210 (CDR), HEATHER LEIGH, “Empire”

KSE #214 (CDR), SABRINA SIEGEL,”Bottlecaps”

KSE #207 (CDR), ALFRED HARTH & CARL STONE, “Gift Fig”

KSE #208 (CDR), ANTHONY GUERRA & BILL SHUTE, “subtraction” (limited USA re-press of CD originally issued on Black Petal Records, Australia)

KSE #206  (CDR), ERNESTO DIAZ-INFANTE, “Emilio”

KSE #213 (CDR), Bill Shute, “Junk Sculpture from the New Gilded Age.” (2nd spoken-word poetry album)

KSE #199 (CDR), Brent Fariss, “Four Environments….Collapsing.”

KSE #189 (CDR), Nick Hennies, “Objects.”

Also, we have the following poetry chapbooks available for $5 each postpaid:

poetry chapbooks ($5 each, ppd.):

KSE #218, BILL SHUTE, “Florentine Dictations” Sound Library Series, Volume 64

KSE #217, BILL SHUTE, “Fascination” Sound Library Series, Volume 67

KSE #215, BILL SHUTE, “Outfake”   Sound Library Series, Volume 66

KSE #212  ADRIAN MANNING, “These Hands of Mine”

KSE #197, A.J. KAUFMANN, “Love Lions of Paris” 

KSE #193, MICHAEL CASEY, “The Wall Board Knife”

KSE #185, Michael Layne Heath, “Jazzbo Wind.”

KSE #181, John Sweet, “Continuum.”

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