Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Jan Herman | General Municipal Election

Jan Herman
General Municipal Election
San Francisco, USA : Nova Broadcast Press, 1969
7" inch vinyl record
Edition size unknown

Jan Herman (1942) is an editor, publisher, author and journalist, best known for his association with Beat writers (William Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg) and Fluxus artists (Dick Higgins, Wolf Vostell) from the time that he published his own Nova Broadcast Press, and was later the editor of the Something Else Press. He also co-wrote Cut Up or Shut Up.

This single-sided seven inch single was released on November 4th, 1969 (Election day), was recorded with the assistance of poet and drummer Clark Coolidge. A collage of various political speeches, noise and static, the work is designed to be played near local polling stations.

The work is accompanied by a mock ballot.

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