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The Latest Adventures of Dutch Sound Poet Jaap Blonk

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Innovative Dutch vocal artist Jaap Blonk has created his own highly personal sound poetry. His vocal acrobatics are still an essential element of his sound palette but not an exclusive one. Since 2000 Blonk has developed new means and methods to expand and experiment with his vocals, with live sampling of his vocals, addition of electronics, morphing and mutating his voice with his own software and with like-minded improvisers. His latest three releases feature the breadth of his musical language. ...

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Jaap Blonk/Koichi Makigami/Paul Dutton/Phil Minton/David Moss: Five Men Singing

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It was a match made in heaven, or rather on earth, at last year's 20th Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville. Five vocal artists on one stage--Dutch Jaap Blonk, Japanese Koichi Makigami, Canadian sound poet Paul Dutton, Englishman Phil Minton, and German new music singer David Moss--was indeed one of the highlights of the '03 Victoriaville Festival. Only mad vocalist Mike Patton was missing.

These five men had never performed together on one stage, though they have worked with ...


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