This supplement of recordings relating to Jean-Paul Curtay outlines his body music concept and includes a performance of Body Music

Audio Arts: Jean-Paul Curtay, Body Music, Side A – Jean-Paul Curtay, John Milton Cage

Audio Arts: Jean-Paul Curtay, Body Music, Side B – Jean-Paul Curtay

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  • Inlay for Audio Arts supplement Jean-Paul Curtay, Body Music showing cover with photos, sides content and an explanation of Body Music
    Inlay for Audio Arts Supplement Jean-Paul Curtay, Body Music published in 1981
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    Inlay for Audio Arts Supplement Jean-Paul Curtay, Body Music published in 1981
    Archive reference: TGA200414/7/3 Audio Arts Jean-Paul Curtay, Body Music supplement

On one side of the cassette Jean-Paul Curtay, former member of the Letterist movement, outlines his body music concept and how it relates to other works such as the Ursonat by Schwitters. On the other side of the cassette Curtay performs Body Music, His manner was Striking, It was intense and somewhat alarming, It was not a lullaby… (John Cage, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London 1980).

Side A

  • 00:00:00: Introduction to Jean Paul Curtay’s performance written by John Milton Cage and read by Michael Archer
  • 00:04:40: What is Body Music?

Side B

  • 00:00:00: Teasing Release
  • 00:08:22: Abridgment
  • 00:28:54: Anatomy of the bodily sound