"This artists' book, by Rodney Graham, blurs the line between visual art and music by compiling 37 songs from his CDs and records and transcribes them into sheet music with notations for piano, guitar tablature and lyrics. The form is that of a popular songbook, featuring images of the artist, his band and new artwork. The material includes "The Bed Bug," "Love Buzz, And Other Short Songs in the Popular Idiom," "Getting it Together in the Country," "Rock is Hard," and "Never Tell a Pal A Hard Luck Story." Includes audio CD of rare covers and two brand new tracks."-- Specific Object.
"The original stack of sheet music included in this book was found in Los Angeles in 2005. With the exception of an addition, the song titles remain in the order in which they were found."--Colophon.
"Selected Standards is produced as part of the exhibition 'Where Flamingos Fly,' curated by Elke Keiper for Stadische Galerie Waldkreiburg."--Colophon.
Some years ago, Will Holder and Alex Waterman proposed to Robert Ashley that musicians and non-musicians might produce new versions of his operas, by way of typographical scores. The bulk ofYes, But Is It Edible? is a result of that proposal: scores for Dust (1998) and Celestial Excursions (2003). - new documents website
"Chasser Croiser // The Surreal and its echo is an unbroadcast radio sound piece which is linked to the publication of a book inspired by the artist's work ... This book is an echo of the sound work. It is composed of photos taken during tours, as both a DJ and a live musician ..."--P.  of cover.
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