Blank Forms

Blank Forms is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting emerging and underrepresented artists working in a range of time-based and interdisciplinary art practices, including experimental music, performance, dance, and sound art. Blank Forms provides artists with curatorial support, residencies, commissions, and publications to help document, disseminate, and advance their practices.
 
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Stephen Housewright - Partners - A Biography of Jerry Hunt
2021
English edition
forthcoming
The life and work of Amercian experimental musician/composer/intermedia artist Jerry Hunt (1943-1993).
Kazuki Tomokawa - Try Saying You\'re Alive!
2021
English edition
forthcoming
A memoir by Kawasaki-based writer and musician Kazuki Tomokawa, Try Saying You're Alive! offers a semi-fictionalized account of the vibrant Tokyo underground that he has been at the center of since the 1970s.
Don Cherry - Organic Music Theatre - Festival de jazz de Chateauvallon 1972 (2 vinyl LP)
2021
forthcoming
Don Cherry’s New Researches featuring Naná Vasconcelos.
Don Cherry - The Summer House Sessions (vinyl LP)
2021
forthcoming
Don Cherry's lost Summer House Sessions finally available over fifty years after they were recorded.
Alan Licht - Common Tones - Selected interviews with artists and musicians 2000-2020
2021
English edition
forthcoming
The collection of previously unpublished interviews and extended versions of Alan Licht's famous conversations with figures in the American art and music scene (Vito Acconci, Matthew Barney, Rhys Chatham, Tony Conrad, Henry Flynt, Milford Graves, Christian Marclay, Phill Niblock, Suicide, Michael Snow, Tom Verlaine, Yo La Tengo...).
Blank Forms - The Cowboy\'s Dreams of Home
2021
English edition
forthcoming
The seventh entry in an ongoing series of anthologies, this book features rare poems alongside new essays and interviews that engage the artists and themes explored elsewhere in Blank Forms' public programming: Terry Allen, Thulani Davis and Jessica Hagedorn, Sarah Hennies and Judith Hamann, Tashi Wada and Charles Curtis, Milford Graves, Graham Lambkin by Alan Licht, Still House Plants, Angel Bat Dawid...
Blank Forms - Organic Music Societies
2021
English edition
Archival documents and new writings on the intermedia collaborations of avant-garde jazz trumpeter Don Cherry and textile artist Moki Cherry.
Don Cherry - Organic Music Theatre - Festival de jazz de Chateauvallon 1972 (CD)
2021
Don Cherry’s New Researches featuring Naná Vasconcelos.
Don Cherry - The Summer House Sessions (CD)
2021
Don Cherry's lost Summer House Sessions finally available over fifty years after they were recorded.
Catherine Christer Hennix - Blues Alif Lam Mim - Live in New York (2 vinyl LP)
2021
The first-time vinyl edition of CC Hennix's 2014 piece "Blues Alif Lam Mim in the Mode of Rag Infinity/Rag Cosmosis," intended to reveal the blues' origins in the eastern musical traditions of raga and makam.
Graham Lambkin - Solos (4 vinyl LP Box Set)
2021
Deluxe boxed set of Graham Lambkin's remastered first four solo records, including an expansive 42-page book with unseen photos and reproductions of artworks as well as essays and anecdotal recollections.
Maryanne Amacher - Selected Writings and Interviews
2021
English edition
The life and work of Maryanne Amacher are as vast as they are as yet unknown. Situated at the very onset of serious study of her papers, Amy Cimini and Bill Dietz offer a heterodox and idiosyncratic selection of largely unpublished documents spanning the bandwidth of the still unprocessed contents of the Amacher archive (new softcover edition).
Judith Hamann - Music for Cello and Humming (CD)
2021
Two pieces for cello and humming written specifically for Judith Hamann by composers Sarah Hennies and Anthony Pateras alongside Hamann's own “Humming Suite” and “Study for cello and humming.”
Catherine Christer Hennix - Karlheinz Stockhausen - Unbegrenzt – Aus den sieben Tagen / Unlimited – From the Seven Days (vinyl LP)
2020
C.C. Hennix realizes Karlheinz Stockhausen's famous “intuitive music” masterwork from the late Sixties.
Thulani Davis - Nothing but the Music
2020
English edition
Thulani Davis' collection of poetry about music.
Masayuki Takayanagi - Axis/Another Revolvable Thing 2 (vinyl LP)
2020
Reissue of a classic example of Masayuki Takayanagi's “non section music” from 1975.
Masayuki Takayanagi - Axis/Another Revolvable Thing 1 + 2 (2 CD)
2020
Reissue of a classic example of Masayuki Takayanagi's “non section music” from 1975.
Blank Forms - Aspirations of Madness
2020
English edition
Aspirations of Madness, Blank Forms' fifth collection of archival, unpublished, or newly translated texts, considers the work of Masayuki Takayanagi, the poet Louise Landes Levi, musician and writer Joseph Jarman, polymath Catherine Christer Hennix and her one-time student the poet Charles Stein, Russian musicologist Henry Orlov, and Maryanne Amacher—brilliant and overlooked artists whose work Blank Forms will continue to champion in a variety of contexts. Aspirations of Madness features additional contributions by Alan Cummings, Bill Dietz, Peter Kastakis, Art Lange, Leo Svirsky, Satoru Obara, and Tomoyuki Chida.
Loren Connors - Autumn\'s Sun
2019
English edition
The definitive edition of Loren Connors' texts.
Catherine Christer Hennix - Poësy Matters and Other Matters (2 vol.)
2019
English edition
The first comprehensive publication of the Swedish polymath Catherine Christer Hennix's written work in a two-volume set.
Joseph Jarman - Black Case Volume I and II - Return From Exile
2019
English edition
The republication in print form of the poems of Art Ensemble of Chicago's founding member breathes new life into a forgotten document of the Black Arts Movement.
Patty Waters - Live (vinyl LP)
2019
An exceptional live performance in which the legendary avant-garde jazz singer pays tribute to Cecil Taylor, Billie Holiday and Ornette Coleman.
Patty Waters - Live (CD)
2019
An exceptional live performance in which the legendary avant-garde jazz singer pays tribute to Cecil Taylor, Billie Holiday and Ornette Coleman.
Masayuki Takayanagi - April is the cruellest month (CD)
2019
Masayuki Takayanagi's legendary “lost” album.
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