Streams Videos All Posts. Genre Avant-Garde. Recording Location Jajouka, Morraco. Track Listing - Disc 1. Brion Gysin. It hasn't aged a bit. Beyond the nostalgia inspired by the invocation of that bygone cultural scene, there is a call for a creativity of which it is difficult to find examples today. Live in London is the Beat Generation revamped. Recorded four years before the death of Beat legend Brion Gysin, this live set features the poet reciting poems from the late '50s and early '60s, accompanied by a makeshift no wave backing band consisting of Slits bassist Tessa Pollitt also playing cello , Rip Rig Panic and later free improv drummer Steve Noble, Penguin Cafe Orchestra percussionist Gile, and guitarist Ramuntcho Matta, also credited for writing the band's vamps and grooves.
The music is resolutely avant rock: dissonant, provocative, and largely improvised. The musicians' interventions are tentative at first "Minutes to Go, 1," "Cut-Ups " , then, following an extended unaccompanied recitation, the musical aspect of the show takes off. Paradoxically, that minute solo spot for Gysin, entitled "Teaching," provides a highlight: the man clearly enjoys revisiting his old writings and, at age 66, definitely has the cultural authority of a teacher.
The sound quality in the first two-thirds of the album is fine. However, things degenerate starting with "Ad Lib," which seems to be an audience recording from the back of the venue. The sound quality improves for "Impro: 1," but the tapes are badly warped, which makes the track very annoying. Burroughs was more intent on Scotch-taping his photos together into one great continuum on the wall, where scenes faded and slipped into one another, than occupied with editing the monster manuscript Naked Lunch appeared and Burroughs disappeared.
He kicked his habit with Apomorphine and flew off to London to see Dr Dent, who had first turned him on to the cure. While cutting a mount for a drawing in room No. When Burroughs returned from London in September , Gysin not only shared his discovery with his friend but the new techniques he had developed for it. Burroughs then put the techniques to use while completing Naked Lunch and the experiment dramatically changed the landscape of American literature.
Gysin helped Burroughs with the editing of several of his novels including Interzone , and wrote a script for a film version of Naked Lunch , which was never produced. The pair collaborated on a large manuscript for Grove Press titled The Third Mind but it was determined that it would be impractical to publish it as originally envisioned. The book later published under that title incorporates little of this material. Interviewed for The Guardian in , Burroughs explained that Gysin was "the only man that I've ever respected in my life.
I've admired people, I've liked them, but he's the only man I've ever respected. A consummate innovator, Gysin altered the cut-up technique to produce what he called permutation poems in which a single phrase was repeated several times with the words rearranged in a different order with each reiteration. Commissioned by the BBC in to produce material for broadcast, Gysin's results included "Pistol Poem", which was created by recording a gun firing at different distances and then splicing the sounds.
With Sommerville, he built the Dreamachine in Described as "the first art object to be seen with the eyes closed",  the flicker device uses alpha waves in the 8—16 Hz range to produce a change of consciousness in receptive viewers. In April , while sitting at a social engagement, Gysin had a very noticeable rectal bleeding. In May he wrote to Burroughs complaining he was not feeling well. A short time later he was diagnosed with colon cancer and began to receive cobalt treatment.
He'd begun to work extensively with noted jazz soprano saxophonist Steve Lacy. On 13 July Brion Gysin died of lung cancer. Friday 1 May Saturday 2 May Sunday 3 May Monday 4 May Tuesday 5 May Wednesday 6 May Thursday 7 May Friday 8 May Saturday 9 May Sunday 10 May Monday 11 May Tuesday 12 May Wednesday 13 May Thursday 14 May Friday 15 May Saturday 16 May Sunday 17 May Monday 18 May Tuesday 19 May Wednesday 20 May Thursday 21 May Friday 22 May Saturday 23 May Sunday 24 May Monday 25 May Tuesday 26 May Wednesday 27 May Thursday 28 May Friday 29 May Saturday 30 May Sunday 31 May Monday 1 June Tuesday 2 June Thursday 4 June Friday 5 June Saturday 6 June Sunday 7 June Monday 8 June Tuesday 9 June Monday 15 June Tuesday 16 June Wednesday 17 June Verified Purchase.
What an impressive and timeless music the great late Gysin recorded One person found this helpful. There was a problem loading comments right now. Showing 0 comments. Sort by: Newest Oldest. In Brion Gysin operated The Thousand and One Nights, a Tangier restaurant, "in order to hear the musicians of Jajouka every night for the rest of my life. Mysteriously -- the work of a mischievous bou jaloud, maybe? Buyers should note the sound samples of the first disc are actually the performance of "Dilaloo" and the second disc samples the master musicians' set.
Together they present two aspects of Gysin's Tangier stay. It is included here with an added, improvised musical accompaniment by producer Ramuntcho Matta.
Gysin's poem recreates the ritual of initiation and transformation in the village of Jajouka. His reading has moments of force and power, an incantation that mirrors the swirling rhythms on the second disc. It's also a fascinating attempt at putting the ineffable into words.
While the music of Jajouka speaks for itself, on their own Gysin's words are as much an explanation as the listener could ask of this strange and powerful music.Jan 19, · Provided to YouTube by Believe SAS One night the morrocan traditionnal 5 · Brion Gysin One night the (Double album) ℗ Sub Rosa Released on: Author: Brion Gysin Composer.