Excellent review of Joseph Nechvatal’s new work on Stanley Keith Bowsza (1951- 2010) alias noisescape artist Minóy.
The Minóy paperback book from Punctum is available. You can get one at http://punctumbooks.com/titles/minoy/ or any Amazon World Wide.
The Minóy book/CD provides 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).
The book contains two written monograms of Minóy, one by close friend Amber Sabri and one by artist and art theoretician Joseph Nechvatal. There are three additional essays by Nechvatal, the first of which, “The Obscurity of Minóy,” recounts the history of the recovery of the audio material from obscurity. In the subsequent essays (“The Aesthetics of an Obscure Monster Sacré” and “Hyper Noise Aesthetics”), Nechvatal reflects on the artistic benefits of obscurity and situates Minóy’s deep droning palimpsest soundscapes within an original aesthetic-theoretical context of an obscure monster sacré, and also examines Minóy’s legacy…
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