Harry’s House, Volume 3

This collaborative project arose out of recordings done at the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa University. Now in its 42nd year, the Kerouac School continues its investigation and documentation of creative experimentation, oral poetics, cross-genre hybrid and collaboration, in the spirit of Allen Ginsberg, Harry Smith, and others who have graced this zone.

2015 • CD/MP3
CD Baby

Track listing:

1. Sutra – Edwin Torres.
2. Living Thread – Anne Waldman, Meredith Monk.
3. Vernacular Owl (for Amiri Baraka) – Thomas Sayers Ellis.
4. Revelations – Amiri Baraka.
5. Autobiographia Literaria – Elizabeth Willis, Max Davies (guitar).
6. from block chapel – Fred Moten.
7. I’m Going out to the Garden Now (Peter Orlobsky) – Steven Taylor (banjo), Fiore Grey, Danielle Michaele Moore.
8. Ailanthus – Lee Ann Brown.
9. New Orleans Bibliography – Tonya M. Foster.
10. Today – Vincent Katz.
11. Your House – Eileen Myles.
12. from Some Worlds for Dr. Vogt (1) – Matvei Yankelevich, Clark Coolidge (drums).
13. A Thousand Times You Lose Your Treasure – Hoa Nguyen.
14. It’s too Late for Careful – CAConrad.
15. Prelude – Toni Oswald, Amanda [Ngoho] Reavy (cello), Max Davies (synth).
16. from Nascent – Orlando White.
17. I Lost Me to Meth – Kevin Killian.
18.a Philip Whalen’s Hat – Joanne Kyger.
19. Olympia – Thurston Moore.
20. Don’t Yuk My Yum – Erica Hunt, Tracie Morris.
21. from Combustion – Mei-mei Berssenbrugge.
22. Leaving – Eileen Myles.
23. Sisterly – Anne Waldman, Meredith Monk.
24. from You Animal Machine – Eleni Sikelianos, Roger Green (guitar, effects).
25. from The T.V. Sutras – Dodie Bellamy.
26. Planetude (for Etel Adnan) – Norma Cole.
27. ra, your gignity our echo – Fred Moten.
28. from Some Worlds for Dr. Vogt (2) – Matvei Yankelevich, Clark Coolidge (drums).
29. Babel (with Nathan Davis) – Laura Mullen, Caroline Bergvall.
30. Letter at Seventy – Samuel R. Delany.
31. In Pursuit… – Bobbie Louise Hawkins.

Recorded by Ambrose Bye and Max Davies at Naropa University.
Mixed and produced by Ambrose Bye at FSM NYC.
Artwork by Bobbie Louise Hawkins.
Design by HR Hegnauer.

Thank you to Naropa University, Committee On Poetry, Peter Hale, Andrea Rexilius, Lisa Birman, Harry Smith, Allen Ginsberg, and everyone who has participated in this living Archive.

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.