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Chant a capella.

Chant a capella.
Judson Poets' Theater.
[New York : Judson Poets' Theater], 1977.

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TextPermit needed Berg Coll+ Judson Poets' Theater C43 1977Schwarzman Building - Berg Collection Room 320


Additional Authors
  • Adorno, Olga.
  • Anderson, Laurie, 1947-
  • Cherry, Don.
  • Dupuy, Jean, 1925-2021.
  • Filliou, Robert.
  • Higgins, Dick, 1938-1998.
  • Levine, Les, 1935-
  • Mascatello, Tony.
  • Palestine, Charlemagne.
[1] p.; 28 cm.
  • Caption title.
  • At top of page: "Judson Poets' Theater presents."
  • Offset-printed broadside from autograph.
  • The broadside advertises a three-day event at Judson Memorial Church (55 Washington Square South, Greenwich Village), Nov. 18, 19, & 20 at 8:00 p.m.; the event was conceived by the French-born conceptual and performance artist Jean Dupuy, who also performed.
  • The 19 artists who performed, all of whose names are listed on the flyer, are a representative sampling of New York Fluxus and avant-garde musicians, poets, and performance artists.
  • The French-born Robert Filliou's (1926-1987) piece would be released as an LP entitled "Greetings From L, We are All Green" The title referred to Dupuy's misspelling Filliou's name on the flyer, removing an "L." Because Filliou was returning to Europe the night of the performance, he had Olga Adorno narrate his piece, which was a meditation on the view from above and the letter his name had lost. He later said that he sang the piece as his plane passed over lower Manhattan. That the content of the performance was a reaction to the physical fact of the flyer itself--of printed ephemera affecting performance content--is a prime example of the improvisational spirit of New York's Downtown avant-gardism in the 1970s.
  • Charlemagne Palestine, born Charles Martin or Chaim Moshe Tzadik Palestine (b. August 15, 1945, or 1947, in Brooklyn) is an American minimalist composer, performer, and visual artist.
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Berg Coll+ Judson Poets' Theater C43 1977
Judson Poets' Theater.
Chant a capella.
[New York : Judson Poets' Theater], 1977.
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Local Note
Berg Collection copy addressed (blue stamp) on verso to Robert Wilson and folded three times for mailing, with small staple holes from mailing. Wilson was the proprietor of the Phoenix Book Shop, which was a legendary Greenwich Village meeting place for writers and artists from the 1960s to the 1980s.
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Added Author
Adorno, Olga. Contributor
Anderson, Laurie, 1947- Contributor
Cherry, Don. Contributor
Dupuy, Jean, 1925-2021. Contributor
Filliou, Robert. Contributor
Higgins, Dick, 1938-1998. Contributor
Levine, Les, 1935- Contributor
Mascatello, Tony. Contributor
Palestine, Charlemagne. Contributor
Wilson, Robert A. (Robert Alfred), 1922-2016. Former owner
Research Call Number
Berg Coll+ Judson Poets' Theater C43 1977
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