KPFA-FM Music Dept. ➔ Words: Program No. 10: John Perreault

Analog Audio


Event Type
Spoken Word
Origin
KPFA
Identifier
W.1969.11.03
Program Series
Words
Program Length
75 min
Dates
1969-11-03 | broadcast
| 402 | created
Description
One in a series of programs produced by Clark Coolidge that feature the works of late 20th century poets, sound poets, and authors. This program contains lengthy excerpts from two tape works pieces by John Perreault. The first work, “A Recorded Message,” features a tape loop with what sounds like a mechanized recording of someone saying “this is a recorded message” mixed over a soundscape of ambient sounds of automobiles and city streets. The second piece, “Traffic,” is a fairly straightforward field recording of traffic sounds made on West 10th Street between Bleeker and Hudson in New York City from 2 o’clock to 3 o’clock in the afternoon on September 25, 1969.
Genres
Sound poetry
Field recordings
Musical Selections
A Recorded Message [excerpt] (36:04) -- Traffic [excerpt] (36:54)
Subjects
Text-sound compositions
Sound poetry
Ambient sounds
Automobile sounds
Field recordings
City sounds
Acknowledgment
Funding for the preservation of this program made possible through a grant by the GRAMMY Foundation.
Related places
New York (N.Y.) (was recorded at)
Berkeley (Calif.) (was broadcast at)
Related Entities
Coolidge, Clark, 1939-
Perreault, John, 1937-2015