Archive of assorted concrete poetry-related works, owned by Swedish sound poet and musician Sten Hanson, including: five works by Bob Cobbing, including "The Judith Poem" (1972) printed on cardstock, two small booklets, one with signature, and two single sheets of cardstock with signatures to verso; two works by Lawrence Upton, "Field § 2" (1977) and "Mutter #3" (1976), the latter signed and dated; a typographic work by Michael Laub with handwritten inscription to Sten and signature to verso; two original signed drawings by Peter Mayer from 1968, titled "The Word Om Become Flesh" and "The Boredom of the Motorist", together with a group of mimeographed works; a suite of four works by Jeremy Adler called "The Amsterdam Quartet" (1976), published in a limited edition of 250; an unsigned pencil and ink erotic alphabet drawing; a small typographic poetry booklet "Bouquet", by or printed by Cris Cheek; approximately 12 leaflets and tickets related to the experimental music and performance group ZAJ, citing artists José Cortés, Walter Marchetti, José Luis Castillejo, and Juan Hidalgo; a large poster from Expozice Experimentální Hudby for a concrete music and phonic poetry event held in the Czech Republic in 1969; approximately 40 other flyers and postcards, some addressed to Hanson, related to Claudio Costa, Wolf Vostell, Takehisa Kosugi, José Luis Castillejo, Paulo Yutaca, Susanne Valentin, Marten Lindblom, Ken Friedman, Erik Andersen, Massimio Nannucci, Paul de Vree, Carolee Schneemann, Maurizio Nannucci, Arthur Petronio, Nan Hoover, Max Neuhaus, and Clemente Padín; and a group of assorted other booklets, photocopied works, and unattributed works, approximately 58 individual sheets or items. Various sizes and paper types and weights. Loose as issued, housed in an archival box. Various cities, circa 1968-1980.
Sten Hanson, a self-taught composer, was a pioneer in the field of text-sound composition, a form of poetry that moves between music and literature. It is often seen as a form of concrete poetry as well as a type of avant-garde music. Hanson was also an important member and leader of the Swedish language group Fylkingen, an experimental music and art collective consisting of performance artists producing about fifty various music, dance, video art, and performance art productions annually. Book ID: 49006