Telekinett and Anterior Research proudly present the concrete poetry of mexican Nobel Award winner Octavio Paz.
These recordings are presented for the first time since their recording on March 23-24, 1961. Recorded at the Magnetic Recording Laboratory at the U.S. Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. USA.
STEREOSCOPIC POINCARÉ: “The Labyrinth of Solitude” is a collaboration between Mauricio Reyes (Telekinett) and Adi Newton (Anterior Research), it features rare archival recordings of poetry read by Octavio Paz. As defined by the Mexican Nobel Prize winner in Literature, Octavio Paz, the bee is the living depiction of loneliness. The bee is perhaps the only creature that is born with a true sense of its destiny. It grows, lives, and produces without questioning its labor. It is a social outcast with tremendous knowledge of its purpose, a being that lives with others in a lonely world.
STEREOSCOPIC POINCARÉ: “The Labyrinth of Solitude” is based on a song composed in 2005-2006 by Mauricio Reyes called “Love Song for Duchamp” and the essays of Octavio Paz.
Paz was a gentle writer with a fierce spirit. As defined by many, his poetry is “beautifully brutal”. He observes that solitude is responsible for people’s perspective on death, celebration, and identity. Death is celebrated but at the same time repelled because of the uncertainty behind it. “There is no such thing as going back home once you’ve left it”.
His work focuses on the loss of identity, of love for one’s self, and for the relentless quest to belong somewhere, to be heard, loved, and cared for. The solitude that comes from this quest was translated into music that is beautiful and cerebral, sharp and violent. The two final mixes are the fruit of audible poetry, concrete poetry in a three-dimensional form.
Poetry that triggers mental states and touches the listener’s very soul. Step into our aural labyrinth. You are welcome.
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These beautiful framable prints are the first international release of a series of paintings by Mauricio Reyes, part of the forthcoming "Electroacoustic Abstractionism" Art movement created by Mauricio Reyes.