This isn’t an Experimental Portland sponsored show, but it is one that needs to be more widely publicized than it has been.
Jaap Blonk is probably the premier interpreter of Dada-ist texts and sound art, having spent the past 40 years touring the world and bringing to vibrant life the work of artists like Kurt Schwitters, Antonin Artaud, Hugo Ball, and Tristan Tzara. His voice and approach to sound is versatile enough that he’s been able to meld it into the well-defined sound of fellow far-reaching artists like The Ex and Mats Gustafsson.
He is currently on a tour of Canada and is apparently making a quick stop here in Portland this coming Sunday to read and perform at the new poetry/art book store Division Leap. This is a rare and beautiful thing and should not be missed. More details reside below the video.
Spare Room and Division Leap present
a solo performance by the unsurpassable
Dutch avant-garde composer and sound-poet
Sunday, October 21
$5-15 sliding scale; no one turned away