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What Are We?

  • Angelica J. HuizarEmail author
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Abstract

The works in this chapter feature vibrational elements to play with the concept of sound and vibration, illustrating the transformation of Latin American sound poetries. Cid Campos’ “verbivocovisual” adaptations of Concrete poetry, specifically Poesia e risco and No lago do olho, echo and visualize the attraction to the poetics of sound. The Situationist sound compilations of Iván López Monroy’s “dfm e.p.” produce a “sound ecology” of sorts. Brian Mackern’s more modern sound poetries in Temporal de Santa Rosa feature recordings and images of a storm that reverberate fear, hope, and anticipation. Lastly, the chapter calls attention to the computer-kinetic morphisms in José Aburto’s Partidas. These works remind us how the idea of poetics is irrevocably altered and demands a new cultural practice of reading.

Keywords

Humanity Musical patterns Vocalizations Communicative vibrations Electromagnetic connections 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.World Languages & Cultures DepartmentOld Dominion UniversityNorfolkUSA

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