Archive for Alan Halsey
Cusp: The Event. Monk & Halsey will read poetry which inspired their generation of Brit Poets from Sappho to Stein, from Metaphysicals to Beats, from Trad to Mad from Avant to Garde from Anon to Dada. An hour of body electrics and aural delights.
Thursday, 6 June 2013, 6.3o pm start. Bank Street Arts, 32-40 Bank Street, Sheffield, S1 2DS.
to mark the centenary of
the first French edition of
La prose du Transsiberien et de la Petite Jehanne de France
Tony Baker’s translation
with graphic interventions by Alan Halsey
published by West House Books in 2001
and out of print long since
is available again free @
E·ratio publishes poetry in the postmodern idioms with an emphasis on the intransitive. New issue out now, including Other Room reader Alan Halsey.
THE ENSEMBLE: Tim Allen, Joanne Ashcroft, Richard Barrett, Leanne Bridgewater, Matt Dalby, Phil Davenport, James Davies, Ollie Evans, Patricia Farrell, Clive Fencott, Alan Halsey, Michael Haslam, Tom Jenks, Angela Keaton, Geraldine Monk, Maggie O’Sullivan, Holly Pester, Robert Sheppard, Adrian Slatcher, Chris Stephenson, Scott Thurston, Gareth Twose, Steven Waling, Steve Willey and Nigel Wood.
Visit Ubu at the LINK to hear letters d, p and t of the ABC in Sound.
The Other Room 35 takes place at The Castle Hotel, Oldham Street, Manchester, M2 4PD. Tuesday 23rd October 2012, 7.00 pm. FREE
In White Writing is a narrative visual poem or graphic novella or both. A record in either case of a life lived on paper, the writing-dust of 2007-10 retrieved, collaged and drawn over, drawn back on itself in a wholesale reversal or revaluation of print values, white text and images showing up and out of a solid and dreamless black ground. More at West House Books.
Steve McCaffery PANOPTICON. BookThug rev. edn. 2011. £15
Taking its inspiration from Jeremy Bentham’s ‘Panopticon Papers’, McCaffery’s Panopticon shatters all omnivision in a tour de force of formal innovation, theoretical comment and narrative critique. In Panopticon narrative stutters, repeats itself, sequence is deranged and complicated by a multimedia presence on the page of grids, film bands and acoustic channels. On its first appearance Charles Bernstein hailed the book as ‘perhaps the exemplary “antiabsorptive work” and William McPheron claimed it as “an extraordinary act of revolution and charity”. Out of print for more than twenty years, this new edition has been revised extensively and is accompanied by an afterword written by McCaffery himself.
OPEN LETTER 14.7, Fall 2011: Breakthrough Nostalgia: Reading Steve McCaffery Then and Now. Ed. Stephen Cain. 172pp. £10.50
W/ contributions by Geoffrey Hlibchuk, Stephen Voyce, Gregory Betts, Tim Conley, Jason Starnes, Alessandra Capperdoni, Jean-Jacques Lecercle, Matt Carrington, Lori Emerson, Andy Weaver, Christian Bök, Derek Beaulieu, Alan Halsey, Peter Jaeger + new poetry & prose by SMcC.
Allen Fisher PROPOSALS, 1-35. Poem-image-commentary. 76pp incl. 35 images in colour. Spanner 2010. £9.50
Allen Fisher STROLL & STRUT STEP. 16pp + 3 images in colour. Spanner 2004. £7.50
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Saturday 17th March
Liverpool l1 3BX
Prompt: 7.30 start 5.00 / 3.00
Juxtavoices is a large antichoir which includes many familiar faces from Sheffield’s leftfield music, poetry and visual arts scene. Although the group performs structured scores, no fixed pitches are ever notated, and the group uses improvisation to shape the detail of the scores as the music progresses. Both trained and untrained voices are included. As well as playing normal concerts, the group is to be found in various unexpected public places and at poetry / text events. A Discus CD is planned for 2012. Always on the look out for new members.
Wednesday, February 15, 2012, 7:30pm, The Apple Tree, Mount Pleasant, London WC1X. Becky Cremin and Alan Halsey.
Mick Beck’s Splendid Big Band, Gated Community
ALAN HALSEY & MICK BECK
Gated Community is a collective improvising group formed by Mick Beck in 2005. Membership ranges from 10 to 15, and in this performance there will be 14 -
> Martin Archer : sopranino sax, bass clarinet, bass recorder
> Geoff Bright : saxophones and voice
> Neil Carver : guitar and effects
> Stephen Chase : guitar and other sounds
> Charlie Collins : drums, percussion
> Sarah Henderson : cello
> Lyn Hodnett : trumpet, voice
> John Jasnoch : lap-steel guitar
> Steve Jouanny : electric bass
> Herve Perez : soprano sax
> Mark Ridler : guitar
> Pete White : voice.
> Gillian Whiteley : piano
> Mick Beck : the motivator, tenor sax, bassoon, whistles.
THURSDAY 19th JANUARY
THE LANTERN THEATRE
18 Kenwood Park Road
Nether Edge, Sheffield S7 1NF.
Doors open at 7:30 for 8pm Start
£7 waged, £5 unwaged.
Veer Publication 046 [ISBN: 978-1-907088-39-1]
These poems were written 2008-10. They include some skips & charms against recession, Cicero’s reflections on New Labour, an alphabet, two sets of riddles, a quarrelsome symposium on Blake’s erotica, a tale of post-imperial commerce, recent discoveries concerning the lizopard, versions of Martial, notes on bubbles and additions to Lives of the Poets.
6×9” size. 108 pages. November 2011. £8.00
Halsey (vocals) and Beck (sax and bassoon) perform six poems by dada man Hugo Ball at The Other Room 28, September 2011.
Preview of Vanessa Place for Monday 26th September’s event at The International Anthony Burgess Foundation (more details in middle column). Also up are Mick Beck & Alan Halsey (performing Hugo Ball poems) and Phil Hall.
Page at Penn Sound – http://writing.upenn.edu/pennsound/x/Place.php
Review of Notes on Conceptualism at Transveral Inflections – http://tinyurl.com/33jqkhg
Some taster links for Phil Hall who reads on Monday September 26th at The International Anthony Burgess Foundation, Manchester (see middle column for more details). Other performers are Vanessa Place and Mick Beck & Alan Halsey (performing Hugo Ball poems)
INTERVIEW ABOUT HIS POETRY At OPEN BOOK TORONTO – http://tinyurl.com/y82m22a
SOME POEMS IN JACKET – http://tinyurl.com/3k9vq5l
Alan Halsey will perform some Hugo Ball poems at the next Other Room event alongside Mick Beck, Monday 26th September, at The International Anthony Burgess Foundation (more deatils in the middle column). Also performing Vanessa Place and Phil Hall. Some of Alan’s recent work with sound is his involvement with the anti-choir Juxtavoices.
Here’s a clip:
Mick Beck will perform Hugo Ball poems alongside Alan Halsey at the next Other Room, Monday 26th September at The International Burgess Foundation (more details in the middle column of this website). Other performers are Vanessa Place and Phil Hall. Here are two clips:
With the Squarepusher jazz trio
Gig at Mick’s house
The next Sheffield appearance for Martin Archer & Alan Halsey’s 25+ voice anti-choir will be at the annual Art in the Gardens event in the Botanical Gardens.
The group will be playing three different sets during the course of the afternoon: 12.30pm – Pavilion 1.30pm – Bear Pit 3.00pm – Bear Pit Works to be performed include Hugo Ball’s Dadaist sound poem Karawane, plus semi-improvised pieces based on texts by Samuel Beckett, Gertrude Stein and Alan Halsey. Admission price is to the whole event, which centres around exhibitions by locally based artists.
SUNDAY 4th SEPTEMBER 2011 BOTANICAL GARDENS, CLARKEHOUSE ROAD, SHEFFIELD £6 NOTES & SOUNDS presents Mick Beck tenor sax & bassoon Martin Archer reeds & electronic effects Steve Chase guitar & miscellaneous A brilliant and curious selection of left field exponents.
MONDAY 5th SEPTEMBER 2011 THE RED DEER, 18 Pitt Street, Sheffield S1 4DD 8pm £3.00/2.00 concessions.
We are delighted to announce an extra Other Room evening, this autumn at Manchester’s Anthony Burgess Centre on September 26th. This will feature Phil Hall, Alan Halsey performing six works of Hugo Ball accompanied by Mick Beck on bassoon and saxophone and Vanessa Place. More details to follow.
Films from our Leeds and Manchester events on 7th and 8th June are now online. Steve McCaffery’s reading in Leeds and Karen Mac Cormack’s in Manchester are below. You can watch their other readings, plus readings in Leeds from Alan Halsey and Geraldine Monk here (Leeds) and here (Manchester).
Steve McCaffery in Leeds:
Karen Mac Cormack in Manchester:
Pictures from our transatlantic and transpennine reading, taken by The Other Room’s resident Paparazzo Scott Thurston (think Marcello Mastroianni in La dolce vita but without the motor scooter or chain smoking) are up now on our Facebook page. This was a collaborative event with Information as Material and featured Alan Halsey, Karen Mac Cormack, Steve McCaffery and Geraldine Monk.