Re: Rhythmic Speech

Subject: Re: Rhythmic Speech
From: nick storring (
Date: Sun Jul 10 2005 - 14:27:57 EDT

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>From: Eliot Handelman <>
>Subject: Re: Rhythmic Speech
>Date: Sun, 10 Jul 2005 14:16:49 -0700
>Chris Leon wrote:
>>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?
>It's interesting that you use the words "composition" and
>"composers" here, because the first thing that
>springs to mind is the Ursonate by Schwitters the creator of
>"merzbau", and the best performance I ever heard was
>Christian Bok's, who's a poet. (on Ubuweb, down for summer)
>>Some of the early pioneers I have found so far are Steve Reich and
>>Leos Janacek.
>Or are you being territorial about "composition," since you use the
>word "pioneer"?
>-- eliot

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