Woodslippercounterclatter by GRUBBS,DAVID / HOWE,SUSAN
|GRUBBS,DAVID / HOWE,SUSAN|
Vinyl LP pressing. 2015 release, the fourth collaboration in a decade from poet Susan Howe and musician David Grubbs. Veering away from the stuttering, profoundly fragmented seance of Frolic Architecture (2011), Howe and Grubbs present a sound-work that germinates from new Susan Howe text collages and prose poems (referencing Tom Tit Tot, Childe Roland, Paul Thek, W. B. Yeats, and so on), a number of which were included in the 2014 Whitney Biennial and have more recently been collected in Tom Tit Tot, a MoMA publication featuring artwork by R. H. Quaytman. In Woodslippercounterclatter, Howe’s texts are blended with the resonant sounds of Grubbs’s composition for piano and field recordings made in the near silence of off-hours in Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.