Re: Rhythmic Speech

Subject: Re: Rhythmic Speech
Date: Sun Jul 10 2005 - 12:50:51 EDT

In a message dated 7/10/05 12:01:21 AM, writes:

> I am writing a paper on the use of spoken word as rhythmic device for
> composition. This involves any sound emitted by the voice (male or
> female) that is morphed into a rhythmic pattern.
> Who are the first composers to take speech fragments and create
> rhythmic patterns or loops?
> Some of the early pioneers I have found so far are Steve Reich and Leos
> Janacek.

There are things happening long before Reich and Janachek.
Check out Larry Wendt's "History of Sound Poetry".

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