Original Artwork by Louise Landes Levi
Signed by Louise Landes Levi
Numbered edition of 25 ex.
Date of Release: 15 August 2018
This is the first out of a Series of beautiful Records by Louise Landes Levi on Des Astres d’Or (& the first Spoken Word Recordings ever by Louise Landes Levi), all consisting of LLL reading her own dreamy Poetry… Spoken Word with Interludes of LLL playing Gong & Flute and singing / chanting. The record contains half music, half spoken word. A must have for every person who loves highly personal and intimate estranging atmospheres… The voice of LLL is soft, the content is sometimes confronting and draws the listener into it’s psychotropic spheres…
Louise Landes Levi is a poet/performer/traveler and a founding member of Daniel Moore’s Floating Lotus Magic Opera Company, America’s first fusion orchestra. After receiving a BA, with Honors, from UC-Berkeley, and studying at Mills College with the sarangi-master Pandit Ram Narayan, she traveled alone overland to Afghanistan in the late 1960s and to India, via Istanbul, Tabriz, Mashed, Herat, Khandahar, Kabul, Peshawar, Rawalpundi and Lahore, to research North Indian sangeet (classical music) and its poetic tradition. She has published more than a dozen books of poetry and autobiographical prose, including most recently: Love Cantos, 1-5 (Jack In Your Box, 2011); The Book L (Cool Grove Press, 2010); Tower 2/Tara or dc-x (Il Bagatto, 2009); Banana Baby, with facing Italian translations by Alessandro Tuoni (Super Nova, 2006); and Avenue A & Ninth Street (Shivastan, 2004). Her recordings include most recently: From the Ming Oracle (Sloowax, 2014), an instrumental and spoken word compilation of her works from the late sixties to the near present; City of Delirium (Sloow Tapes, 2011); and Ikuru Or The Wanderer (with Bart De Paepe and Timo van Luijk)(Oaken Palace, 2018). John Giorno writes: “Her poems sing in the mind and dance through the heart and throat, and arms & legs, w. great clarity and bliss. Louise is Saraswati, goddess of poetry.” Levi has studied with such masters as Annapurna Devi, Ali Akbar Khan & La Monte Young. When not performing, she lives in a stone tower in Bagnore, Italy, with winter quarters in New York, her birthplace, and elsewhere.
More about Louise Landes Levi: ‘Crazy Louise’
|Side A Poetry Reading & Music by Louise Landes Levi|
|Side B Poetry Reading & Music by Louise Landes Levi|
Poetry Reading by Louise Landes Levi
Gong, Flute, Chanting by Louise Landes Levi
Recording, Editing & Production by Raymond Dijkstra
Recorded at bhaavitaaH bhuutasthaH Studio Amsterdam, 22-26 Juli 2018
|LOUISE LANDES LEVI
|Poetry Reading I
||LP Original Artwork by LLL||
Artwork Description: Calligraphy on Cardboard wrapped in Indian Ricepaper and natural cord.
Artwork by LLL