Harry’s House, Volume 1

This collaborative project arose out of recordings done between the  summers of 2009 – 2011 at the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa University. In the spirit of  spontaneity and the gift economy, thanks to all of the artists for making it happen.

2012 • CD
Fast Speaking Music
CD Baby

Track listing:

1. The Story of Morning – Edwin Torres
2. Holy 21ST Century – Anne Waldman, Brendan Haskins (music)
3. Drawer – Rick Moody
4. Africa – Amiri Baraka, Ambrose Bye (music)
5. Oh Baby Oh – Bob Holman
6. Miser Catulle Desinas Ineptire – Steven Taylor
7. All She Wrote – Harryette Mullen
8. Trembling Firmament – Reed Bye
9. Camouflage Shoe Collage – Anne Tardos
10. In Aporia – Akilah Oliver, Ambrose Bye (music)
11. A # of Times – Thurston Moore
12. from Hyperglossia – Stacy Szymaszek
13. The Drama of the Shadow Drum – Eleni Sikelianos, Jillian Mukavetz (violin)
14. The Consolation of Proper Behavior – Alan Gilbert
15. To Burn or Not to Burn – Edwin Torres, Anne Waldman
16. Seeing is Believing – Lisa Birman
17. Almost a Lover – Kevin Killian
18. from Hyperglossia – Stacy Szymaszek
19. Off to the Races – Junior Burke (with Hal Wilner’s 2011 workshop)
20. Efnogla 1, 2, 3 – Anne Tardos
21. Reality – Bob Holman
22. About Mary – Eileen Myles
23. Goodnight (by Jack Spicer) – Kevin Killian
24. Three Spots Under the Shade – Edwin Torres, Alan Andre (guitar)
25. The Following are Certain Notions – Kristin Prevallet
26. No California – Eileen Myles
27. New Travelogue – Lewis Warsh
28. Ode to Half Our Stuff – HR Hegnauer, Anne Waldman, Jillian Mukavetz (violin)
29. There is No Such Thing as Repetition – Lisa Birman
30. We are Not Responsible – Harryette Mullen
31. Hymn 6731 (by Caroline Jacobs) – Steven Taylor, Rachel Melville (vocals)
32. Now Before I Go to Bed – Reed Bye
33. Parallel Lines – Mei-mei Berssenbrugge, Ambrose Bye (music)

Produced, Mixed & Recorded by Ambrose Bye with Daniel Staniforth (track 4) & Hal Wilner’s workshop (track 18).
Mastered by Edwin LeFevre.
Design by HR Hegnauer.
Art by Jane Dalrymple-Hollo.

Funding for this project was made possible with support from Bowery Arts + Science with proceeds from the “Ginsberg Turn On” series at the Bowery Poetry Club, with additional support from Lisa Birman, Ed Bowes, and Junior Burke. Thanks to Harry Smith, Bob Holman, The Bowery Poetry Club, Naropa Univeristy, Mickey Houlihan, David Brouillard, Allen Ginsberg, Tyler Burba, Alexis Myre, & You.

Harry Smith (1923 – 1991) ­— archivist, anthologist (Anthology of American Folk Music, 1952), filmmaker, and cosmologist by way of the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics inhabited a cottage on the campus of Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado from 1988 – 1991. It is now the university’s recording studio.