Minóy as Haint as King Lear1
The sixty images in this set were selected from my ImageMontage,“King Lear." They will be included in the soon to be published book/CD, “Minóy.”
The entire ImageMontage can be seen here:
On Vimeo: vimeo.com/2258762
On You tube: www.youtube.com/watch?v=8eg2tF8Ls2A
Minóy, the Punctum Book/CD, is an introduction and overview to the important, but little known, noisescape artist Minóy: the pseudonym of the American electronic art musician and sound artist Stanley Keith Bowsza (1951-2010). Minóy was a key figure in the homemade independent cassette culture scene of the 1980s.
The Minóy CD is comprised of nine audio compositions that span the years 1985 to 1993, drawn from recently discovered archival material. These tracks have been selected by the artistic director of the project, Joseph Nechvatal, in collaboration with the well-known American composer Phillip B. Klingler (PBK). Klingler houses the Minóy archive and has re-mastered the tracks, most of which have never been heard before (it was thought that Minóy stopped recording in 1992).
The Minóy Book contains sixty black and white portrait images from the Minóy as Haint as King Lear series that the photographer Maya Eidolon (Amber Sabri) created before his death in collaboration with Minóy (then known as Haint) and Stuart Hass (Minóy’s lifetime partner). The book also contains two written monograms, by close friend Amber Sabri and Joseph Nechvatal plus an After Words by Joseph Nechvatal.
-text above written by Joseph Nechvatal for announcement of the Punctum Books/Punctum Records, book/CD punctumrecords.com/#/minoy/