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Jaap Blonk

Jaap Blonk

11:00 am

Jaap talked and performed in Mark Dresser’s class this day. This was a special treat as I had heard of Jaap for years but never seen him “live.” This was quite amazing: over an hour of performance and discussion of his remarkable sound poems. I am not not not a poetry person but these I liked, perhaps because most are in a made up language so I don’t have to understand what is being said, for instance, Kurt Schwitter’s “UR Sonate” and other texts of phonetical phenomenas. I have never heard so many sounds coming from a mouth.