‘Generation Loss (after Alvin Lucier)’ published in Cordite 55: Future Machines edited by Bella Li

My piece Generation Loss (after Alvin Lucier), including second generation: text compression  and third generation: Alvin standing outside (stick to your guns), appears in Issue 55 of Cordite Poetry Review: FUTURE MACHINES edited by the wonderful Bella Li.

It is a response to Alvin Lucier’s 1969 work I am sitting in a room, in which the artist’s speech is recorded, played back and recorded again until the iterations become unrecognisable and incorporate the frequencies of the physical space. Generation Loss contemplates duplication and decay; the ‘generations’ respond to concepts of text degeneration in a digital environment and acknowledge the integrity of Lucier’s conceptual approach to experimental music.

third generation_Alvin standing outside (stick to your guns)

third generation: Alvin standing outside (stick to your guns)

It is an excellent issue (read Bella’s editorial here) and features innovative works and writing by Ian Gibbins, A J Carruthers, Zenobia Frost,  Amelia Dale, Bonny Cassidy, Lionel Fogarty, Jordie Albiston, S Anand, Mark Baczoni, Mez Breeze, Zarah Butcher-McGunnigle, Mardonio Carballo, Tjawangwa Dema, Jennifer Denrow, Dave Drayton, Oliver Driscoll, Safia Elhillo, Inua Ellams, Joel Ephraims, Luke Fischer,  Juan Ford, Elena Gomez, Roanna Gonsalves, Anne Gorrick, Lisa Gorton, Matthew Hall, Alex Harper, Stu Hatton, John Hawke, Helen Heath, Nguyễn Tiên Hoàng, Zoe Alexandra Holman, Eddy Kamuanga Ilunga, Della Jackson, Ross Jackson, Gareth Jenkins, Jill Jones, Vrasidas Karalis, Zen Kelen, Louis Klee, Simeon Kronenberg, Kirsten Le Harivel, Jo Langdon, Jamie Lau, Liyou Libsekal, Misael M, Nick Makoha, Caitlin Maling, Aubrie Marrin, David McCooey, Rosalind McFarlane, Leah Muddle, Jefferson Navicky, Ladan Osman, Eddie Paterson, Ekaterina Pechenkina, Daniel Pilkington, Vivienne Plumb, Rizio Yohannan Raj, Anna Reed, Rajathi Salma, Damien Schwartz, Barnaby Smith, Shane Strange, Maria Takolander, Lindsay Tuggle, Ejiọfọr Ugwu, Caroline Uliwa, Ann Vickery, Catherine Vidler, Ileana Villarreal, Corey Wakeling, Julie Watts, Connor Weightman, Ronald Wilkins, Laura Elizabeth Woollett, Sarah Wreford and Péter Závada.