Writing Aloud: The Sonics of Language


Edited by Brandon LaBelle and Christof Migone.

Errant Bodies Press.

Book and CD features: Vito Acconci, Marina Abramovic, Robert Ashley, Alvin Lucier, Nicholas Zurbrugg, Achim Wollscheid, GX Jupitter-Larsen, Fred Moten, Brandon LaBelle, Bart Plantenga, Terre Kapsalis, Norie Neumark, Lionel Marchetti, Sean Cubitt, Arthur Petronio, Allen S. Weiss, Vincent Barras, Elizabeth Slavet, Alexandre St-Onge, Kim Dawn, Charles Amirkhanian, Jocelyn Robert, David Dunn, David Merritt. Yasunao Tone, John Duncan, Gregory Whitehead, Michel Chion, David Dunn, Randy Yau.

My essay (untitled performance), a lexicon of false starts and failed advances is included. Also, an audio version of Evasion is on the accompanying CD.

Forewords: writing aloud, noise on the page, dictionary disturbances, permissible incoherence, deterritorializing text, subjectile languages, screamscape studies, salivaphile societies, unlearning language, becoming nobody, interstitial maneuvers, solipsistic transmissions, taut lingual tendons, varicosed hieroglyphs, circles and spirals and spins, definitional hazards, unspeaking, verbophonics, tenses of anxiety, “the word silence is still a noise”, lettrist translation, analphabetical censors, gentlyfrantic pulse, squid marks, voiced strategies, branch breaths, imperceptible, words that put a stop to language, stutter poets, exit on the way in, dialogues on one foot, marathon monologues, writing the loud, consonant echoes, aloud allowed.