Friday, July 21, 2006

The Standale Tapes

Abstract:

Removing the constraints of the traditional narrative style of prose and the inherently repressive editing that plagues most modern poetry, Kurt Weller has chosen the monologue as his means of discourse for describing a fleeting moment of his personal history: the years that he lived in his parents home during the 'time off' periods of a halfhearted university career, the neighborhood in which this home existed and the friends that he shared this time with. This all took place sometime between 1991 and 1994 in a suburban neighborhood called Shawmut Hills, ensconced between the border of Grand Rapids and Walker, just a few miles east of a small village called Standale.


Sound excerpts as well as detailed track listings concerning this project may be found [here].


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