”La terre, il se pourrait bien après tout que ce soit une espèce
de merveilleux petit appareil enregistreur, plaçé là par on ne sait qui,
pour capter tous les bruits qui circulent mystérieusement dans l’Univers.”
Pierre Reverdy - ”En vrac” - 1929

”J’entends tous les bruits de la terre grâce à mes oreilles et mes nerfs de cristal
dans lesquels circulent le feu du ciel et celui des volcans.”
Michel Leiris - ”Le point cardinal” - 1927

"Go, go, go! ... Go! go! ..."
John Lee Hooker



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:
& excerpts from a rare film around the artist

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