"Music is the cup that holds the wine of silence. Sound is that cup, but empty. Noise is that cup, but broken.”

Robert Fripp


26/03/2015

Altagor


Born in 1915, André Vernier, aka Altagor, started to write poetry at 14 years old. As he worked as a miner, he composed long talked' sympnhonies and surrealist poems.
In 1963, he build a new instrument called the "Pantophone" for bowed strings and the percussive "Métaphone" for elastic bands.


As well he is a painter, he also met Isidore Isou and  started to write "meta-poésie" which he declaimed and performed with his "Plectrophone" .
He wrote a 10000 verses' poem titled "Simonia", a goddess invented by him during his walks in french north forests.


Excerpt of "Sonar", a french radio show conducted by Charles Dreyfus and Bernard Gerbaud in the studio of Altagor in 1985 (unreleased):



and some other links:
here
& there
& excerpts from a rare film around the artist

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