Audio

 
V I S P O


1987-2011 by
the authors

and Jim Andrews



Interactive Shockwave Audio

I've been concentrating on developing interactive audio since 1999. This work combines music, visual poetry, sound poetry, and programming.

Vispo Radio

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Music: The Green Hills of Home: Laughing Boot Quintet

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Version 3: Lead Guitar: Keith McMaster, Steven Lewty; Bass: Cliff Syringe; Drums: Jim Andrews.


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Version 2: Lead Guitar: Keith McMaster, Steven Lewty; Vocals: Steve Lewty; Drums: Jim Andrews.


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Version 1: Acoustic guitar and vocals: Steve Lewty

This is a song written by Steve Lewty about Trail, the smelter town in British Columbia Canada where Steve is from.

Lyrics (html)

Music: Vision of Communication: Laughing Boot Quintet

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Version 2: Lead Guitar: Keith McMaster, Steven Lewty; Bass: Cliff Syringe; Drums: Jim Andrews.


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Version 1: Lead Guitar: Keith McMaster, Steven Lewty; Bass: Cliff Syringe; Drums: Jim Andrews.

I named the song "Vision of Communication" not just because of the communication going on between Keith and Steve in these pieces, which is amazing, but because somehow I think of the Internet and the communications between people around the world when I hear the two versions of this song.

As Steve notes at the end of the song, it's Cliff's bass line that drives this song, and that's where the song came from. Cliff came up with the bass line and we joined in, jamming. Both these versions are completely unrehearsed, completely spontaneous.

Music:Golden Apples of the Sun: Laughing Boot Quintet

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Lead Guitar: Steve Lewty, Rhythm Guitar: Keith McMaster, Drums: Jim Andrews.

Another jam piece. This is Steve Lewty doing his soaring thing with a guitar. And Keith McMaster and me happy to oblige him. I am messing with the levels at the beginning. I was the drummer and the sound tech. For a long time I wasn't sure what to do about the way that a lot of the stuff ends. Like, OK, it's over. So they lack clean closure, usually. But, on the other hand, they are very 'real' and very 'there', which is probably the most important thing.

Radio Profile: Border Crossing: Joseph F. Keppler

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Readings by Joe Keppler done in Victoria BC and Seattle together with interviews with Joseph, Trudy Mercer, Stephen Thomas, and Carl Diltz about Keppler's work. This is the August 24/88 show of FINE LINES, produced in the studios of CFUV-FM at the University of Victoria, Canada, 1984-1990.

For other work by Joe on vispo.com, see the "First Remainder Series" and "Rwanda".

Performance Storytelling: Wake Up and Smell the Bus Depot: Paul McKinnon

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Click to email A stand-up travelogue featuring burning bridges, racial tension, road food, bad luck, strange sex, and the ghost of Jack Kerouac. Recorded 2/16/96 at Mocambopo in Victoria, BC. Written and performed by Paul McKinnon. Music performed by David Heckenberger. Sound and recording by David Heckenberger and Nora Floritto. Dedicated to Charles 'Atlas' Sheppard and the ghost and spirit of Jack Kerouac.

Paul McKinnon

Sound Poetry: Woork of Aart -- Jim Andrews (0:39)

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From Cassette Radio Video Destabilizer and Audio Poems (1989).

Sound Poetry: Poetry Craft -- Jim Andrews (2:20)

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From Cassette Radio Video Destabilizer and Audio Poems (1989).

Sound Poetry: Song -- Jim Andrews (1:26)

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From Cassette Radio Video Destabilizer and Audio Poems (1989).

Sound Poetry: Love Song -- Jim Andrews (1:32)

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From Cassette Radio Video Destabilizer and Audio Poems (1989).

Radio Show Promo: ?FRAME? promo (1:00)

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The promo cart for ?FRAME? that ran on CFUV-FM in Victoria B.C. (1989). Features short shorts from Joseph Keppler, Gregory Whitehead, Irving Layton, Melody Sumner, and me.