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Anne Tardos



Refrigerator Defrosting, 1975



Tardos' drawing of the recording setup, "the score as it were" (click on image for larger version)


Among Men, 1992

Performance work for speakers and instrumentalists (30:01) MP3
Produced at the West German Radio, Cologne
Studio Akustische Kunst, in 1996

  • Cello: Sara Hohenstein
  • Clarinet: Diego Montes
  • Oboe: Peter Veale
  • Violin: Clemens Merkel

  • English: Jackson Mac Low
  • French: Francis Gay
  • German: Jacqueline Kornmüller
  • Hungarian: Judith Koncsek
  • Italian: Renzo Brizzi

  • Engineered by Theresia Singer
  • Produced by Klaus Schöning
  • Written and Directed by Anne Tardos

  • (click here to view the musicians' scores for this piece)

    Alter-Englishes, University of Hawaii at Manoa, 1999

    1. Introduction (1:55): MP3
    2. Nothing (3:15): MP3
    3. Buffalo Gram (1:22): MP3
    4. How I Love You (0:37): MP3
    5. Ablation Therapy (0:20): MP3
    6. For Bill Luoma (4:44): MP3
    7. She Put It Mildly (0:49): MP3
    8. Introduction to Uxudo (0:37): MP3
    9. "All sins of all cats rolled into one" (0:48): MP3
    10. "Da saßen sie also" (1:09): MP3
    11. Introduction to "Affengespenst" (0:21): MP3
    12. Affengespenst (0:24): MP3
    13. Introduction to "Efnogla" (0:19): MP3
    14. Efnogla 1 (0:19): MP3
    15. Efnogla 2 (0:15): MP3
    16. Efnogla 3 (0:23): MP3
    17. "Hochgeduld after nine from a fountain" (0:43): MP3
    18. "Steigen Sie in den Tram?" (0:32): MP3
    19. ArbeitsAmeisen (0:15): MP3
    20. A Switch, A Stretch, A Rivertwist (0:24): MP3
    21. Escargots (0:26): MP3
    22. "Lorraine, hug-a-bee hiába" (0:27): MP3
    23. Who Knew? (0:17): MP3
    24. Szép anyag didn't run Summerdrum (0:39): MP3
    25. Toowomba 1 (0:17): MP3
    26. Toowomba 2 (0:11): MP3
    27. Toowomba 3 (0:10): MP3
    28. Toowomba 5 (0:11): MP3
    29. Toowomba 6 (0:09): MP3
    30. Toowomba 7 (0:09): MP3
    31. Toowomba 8 (0:09): MP3
    32. Let's Try This (0:37): MP3
    33. Furfangos (0:40): MP3
    34. "Fodrász pink apricot" (0:57): MP3
    35. Dee Eye-Luh (0:47): MP3
    36. Reading from Uxudo (Complete) (13:46): MP3

    Complete Reading (29:35): MP3


    Reading as part of The Line Reading Series, December 3, 2002

    1. Introduction by Lytle Shaw (1:35): MP3
    2. for Lytle Shaw (2:09): MP3
    3. Boomerang Suntan (2:13): MP3
    4. Rich Rotting Glossy Chestnuts (0:42): MP3
    5. Intimacy Glittering (0:49): MP3
    6. Pillow Kindness (0:39): MP3
    7. Caught in a cage is a Congo Bar (3:49): MP3
    8. The Air (5:39): MP3
    9. Dancing Salmon Timidity (2:02): MP3
    10. Four Birds (2:52): MP3
    11. Shightenberby Kickerley (2:25): MP3
    12. Camouflage Shoe Collage (1:40): MP3

    Complete Reading (27:10): MP3


    Reading at the Belladonna Reading Series, NYC, November 7, 2003


    Complete Reading unfortunately incomplete (20:10): MP3

    Reading at the Segue Series at the Bowery Poetry Club,February 5, 2005


    1. Introduction (4:16): MP3
    2. The Aim of All Nature Is Beauty I: Introduction (7:01): MP3
    3. The Aim of All Nature Is Beauty II: Now That You're Gone (2:28): MP3
    4. The Aim of All Nature Is Beauty III: Intermezzo by a Lake (0:52): MP3
    5. The Aim of All Nature Is Beauty IV: Going Away (9:55): MP3
    6. Boomerang Suntan (2:10): MP3

    Complete Reading (27:15): MP3


    Salon Reading, April 7, 2007

    1. The Ego Lets Go of the Ego (5:10): MP3; Text
    2. Fait Accompli or Fat Accomplice (4:59): mp3; Text
    3. The Aim of All Nature is Beauty (16:02): mp3; Text

    Stripsody

    Anne Tardos performs "Stripsody" (1966) by Cathy Berberian,
    at Music at the Construction Company, New York, May 2007.
    (6:38)
    MP3

    Engineered by David Merrill and Christina Strong.


    Segue Series Reading at the Bowery Poetry Club, April 12, 2008

    1. Introduction (3:22): MP3
    2. Letting Go (16:38): MP3
    3. E-rotica (14:30): MP3
    • Complete Reading (35:20): MP3

    • Reading and Interview on Ceptuetics Radio, April 16, 2008

      Hosted by Kareem Estefan

      1. Introduction (1:18): MP3
      2. On multilingualism (2:23): MP3
      3. Efnogla (1:29): MP3
      4. From "Considerations" (1:04): MP3
      5. From "Gingko Knuckle Nubia" (0:52): MP3
      6. From "Four Plus One K" (0:59): MP3
      7. On the personal (3:35): MP3
      8. The Inability From Letting Go (0:48): MP3
      9. On movement of self (2:06): MP3
      10. Boomerang Suntan (2:48): MP3
      11. Letting Go (3:54): MP3
      12. From "E-rotica" (4:04): MP3
      13. On constraints (2:21): MP3
      14. From "E-rotica" (1:46): MP3

      Complete Recording (29:29) MP3


      "Three American Poets," Swedish Radio, June 2008

      Produced by Lars Hermansson, with Kenneth Goldsmith and Charles Bernstein (46:32): MP3


      Appearing on Cross-Cultural Poetics #186

      Reading from "I Am You," March 8, 2009

      Complete Program (29:35): MP3


      Reading at KGB Bar, October 4, 2010

      1. Nine 1 (0:51): MP3
      2. Nine 2 (0:56): MP3
      3. Nine 3 (0:47): MP3
      4. Nine 4 (0:51): MP3
      5. Nine 5 (0:44): MP3
      6. Nine 6 (0:49): MP3
      7. Nine 7 (0:53): MP3
      8. Nine 8 (0:47): MP3
      9. Nine 9 (0:37): MP3
      10. Nine 10 (0:48): MP3
      11. Nine 11 (0:41): MP3
      12. Nine 12 (0:42): MP3
      13. Nine 13 (0:43): MP3
      14. Nine 14 (0:51): MP3
      15. Nine 15 (0:42): MP3
      16. Nine 16 (0:51): MP3
      17. Nine 17 (0:42): MP3
      18. Nine 18 (0:55): MP3
      19. Nine 19 (0:48): MP3
      20. Nine 20 (0:45): MP3
      21. Nine 21 (0:40): MP3
      22. Nine 22 (0:43): MP3
      23. Nine 23 (0:48): MP3
      24. Nine 24 (0:37): MP3
      25. Nine 25 (0:44): MP3
      26. Nine 26 (0:44): MP3
      27. Nine 27 (0:38): MP3
      28. Nine 28 (0:41): MP3
      29. Nine 29 (0:46): MP3
      30. Nine 30 (0:48): MP3
      31. Nine 31 (0:45): MP3
      32. Nine 32 (0:41): MP3
      33. Nine 33 (1:03): MP3
      34. Nine 34 (0:55): MP3
      35. Nine 35 (0:46): MP3
      36. Nine 36 (0:37): MP3
      37. Nine 37 (0:39): MP3
      38. Nine 38 (0:37): MP3
      39. Nine 39 (0:39): MP3
      40. Nine 40 (0:42): MP3
      41. Nine 41 (0:39): MP3
      42. Nine 42 (0:42): MP3
      43. Nine 43 (0:46): MP3
      44. Nine 44 (0:47): MP3
      45. Nine 45 (0:41): MP3
      46. Nine 46 (0:54): MP3
        Nine 1-46 (34:48): MP3





      From the CD Music by Jackson Mac Low and Anne Tardos

      Recorded Live at Roulette, New York, 18 November 1999

      1. For Armand Schwerner [first realization] (10:13) MP3
        by Jackson Mac Low and Anne Tardos, 1999
        Flute: Andrew Bolotowsky; Violin: Theresa Salomon; Soprano: Mary Hurlbut
      2. Three Cycles (21:10) MP3
        by Anne Tardos
        a. Nine Considerations
        Flute: Andrew Bolotowsky; Violin: Theresa Salomon; Voice: Anne Tardos
        b. Uxu-Duo, for Flute and Violin
        Flute: Andrew Bolotowsky; Violin: Theresa Salomon
        c. Songs from her book Uxudo, 1999
        Flute: Andrew Bolotowsky; Violin: Theresa Salomon; Soprano: Mary Hurlbut
      3. 22nd Merzgedicht in Memoriam Kurt Schwitters [instrumental version] (14:49) MP3
        by Jackson Mac Low, 1988
        Flute: Andrew Bolotowsky; Voices: Jackson Mac Low and Anne Tardos, 1999
      4. For Armand Schwerner [second realization] (15:28) MP3
        by Jackson Mac Low and Anne Tardos, 1999
        Flute: Andrew Bolotowsky; Violin: Theresa Salomon; Soprano: Mary Hurlbut, Voices: Jackson Mac Low and Anne Tardos

      CD available from Tarmac Books and Music





      From the CD for Doings: Assorted Performance Pieces 1955–2002

      Granary Books, 2006

      Book (with CD) available from Granary

      1. Merzmix 2000 (excerpt) (1:56): MP3
        by Jackson Mac Low and Anne Tardos
        Voices: Jackson Mac Low, Anne Tardos; Flute: Andrew Bolotowsky; Electronic Realization: Tardos
      2. Milarepa Quartet for Four Like Instruments (3:53): MP3
        by Jackson Mac Low, 1982
        Flutes: Andrew Bolotowsky, Robert Dick, Barbara Held, Susan Stenger, 1982
      3. Guru-Guru Gatha (excerpt) (2:12): MP3
        by Jackson Mac Low, 1975
        Voice: Jackson Mac Low, 1976
      4. A Piece for Sari Dienes (3:55): MP3
        by Jackson Mac Low
        Voices, Percussion Instruments: Jackson Mac Low and Anne Tardos, 1990
      5. 1st Milarepa Gatha (6:13): MP3
        by Jackson Mac Low, 1976
        Voice: Jackson Mac Low, Trombone: James Staley, 1982
      6. Tara Gatha (5:52): MP3
        by Jackson Mac Low, 1975
        Voices: Jackson Mac Low and Anne Tardos, 1984
      7. Four Vocabularies in Memoriam Armand Schwerner (2:43): MP3
        by Jackson Mac Low and Anne Tardos, 1999
        Voices: Jackson Mac Low and Anne Tardos, 2000; Electronic Realization: Anne Tardos, 2000
      8. Black Tarantula Crossword Gathas (excerpt) (3:38): MP3
        by Jackson Mac Low, 1973
        Voice: Jackson Mac Low, 1974
      9. A Vocabulary for Sharon Belle Matlin (5:21): MP3
        by Jackson Mac Low, 1973
        Voices include: Susan Musgrave, George Macbeth, Sean O'Huigin, bpNicol, and Jackson Mac Low, 1974
      10. The Bluebird Asymmetry (2:30): MP3
        by Jackson Mac Low, 1967
        Voices include: Susan Musgrave, George Macbeth, Sean O'Huigin, bpNichol, and Jackson Mac Low, 1974
      11. Refrigerator Defrosting-Pseudoglossolalia (4:29): MP3
        by Anne Tardos and Jackson Mac Low
        Percussion: Anne Tardos, 1975; Voices: Anne Tardos and Jackson Mac Low, 1984
      12. Free Gatha 1 and Free Gatha 2 (5:19):MP3
        by Jackson Mac Low, 1978 and 1981, respectively
        Voices: Jackson Mac Low and Anne Tardos, 1993
      13. Vocabulary Gatha for Malcolm Goldstein (6:17): MP3
        by Jackson Mac Low, 1978 and 1981 respectively
        Voices: Jackson Mac Low and Anne Tardos, 1993
      14. Gatha in C for Theresa Salomon (4:12): MP3
        by Jackson Mac Low, 2000
        Violin: Theresa Salomon, 2002
      15. Phonemicon from "Hereford Bosons 1" (excerpt) (3:02): MP3
        by Jackson Mac Low, 1984
        Voices: Jackson Mac Low and Anne Tardos


      From the CD Open Secrets

      1. Free Gatha 1 & 2 (5:14): MP3
        by Jackson Mac Low, 1978 and 1982, respectively.
        Voices: Jackson Mac Low, Anne Tardos
      2. Lucas 1 to 29, For One or More Instrumentalists (in memoriam Morton Feldman and for the musicians of Germany) (24:30): MP3
        by Jackson Mac Low, 1990.
        Flute: Andrew Bolotowsky; Clarinet: Daniel Goode; Trombone: Robert Bethea; Violin: Gabriela Klassen
      3. 38th and 39th Merzgedichte (in memoriam Kurt Schwitters) (1:53):MP3
        by Jackson Mac Low and Anne Tardos, 1993.
        Voices: Jackson Mac Low, Anne Tardos
      4. Winds/Instruments (18:59): MP3
        by Jackson Mac Low, 1980.
        Flute: Andrew Bolotowsky; Clarinet: Daniel Goode; Trombone: Robert Bethea; Violin: Gabriela Klassen; Voice: Jackson Mac Low
      5. Milarepa Quartet for Four Like Instruments (3:50): MP3
        by Jackson Mac Low, 1982
        Flutes: Andrew Bolotowsky, Robert Dick, Barbara Held, and Susan Stenger
      6. Milarepa Gatha (5:17): MP3
        by Jackson Mac Low, 1976.
        Voices: Jackson Mac Low, Anne Tardos
      7. Phoneme Dance (in memoriam John Cage) (5:05): MP3
        by Jackson Mac Low and Anne Tardos, 1993.
        Voices: Jackson Mac Low, Anne Tardos
      8. Thanks (9:57): MP3
        by Jackson Mac Low and Anne Tardos, 1993.
        Voices: Jackson Mac Low, Anne Tardos


      A Celebration of Jackson Mac Low's Thing of Beauty(edited by Anne Tardos)

      CUE Arts Foundation, January 18, 2008
      Featuring Charles Bernstein, Mei-mei Berssenbrugge, Joan Retallack,  Drew Gardner, and others.

      Reading at Jerome Rothenberg's 80th Birthday Tribute, CUNY Graduate Center, New York City, December 9, 2011

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      Reading for the Segue Series at the Bowery Poetry Club, New York City, April 11, 2012

      1. Introduction (2:45): MP3
      2. From "Pronouns" (11:12): MP3
      3. Nine 20 (1:14): MP3
      4. Nine 21 (0:47): MP3
      5. Nine 22 (0:48): MP3
      6. Nine 28 (1:02): MP3
      7. Nine 32 (0:50): MP3
      8. Nine 33 (1:01): MP3
      9. Nine 36 (1:32): MP3
      10. Nine 38 (0:43): MP3
      11. Nine 39 (0:43): MP3
      12. Nine 58 (0:45): MP3
      13. Nine 59 (0:54): MP3
      14. Nine 64 (1:06): MP3
      15. Nine 65 (0:38): MP3
      16. Nine 66 (0:49): MP3
      17. Nine 67 (0:45): MP3
      18. Nine 68 (0:46): MP3
      19. Nine 69 (0:50): MP3
      20. Nine 70 (0:44): MP3
      21. Nine 71 (0:43): MP3
      22. Nine 72 (0:40): MP3
      23. Nine 73 (0:40): MP3
      24. Nine 74 (0:50): MP3
      25. Nine 75 (0:53): MP3
      26. Nine 76 (1:07): MP3

      Complete Reading (36:05): MP3


      Anne Tardos on PennSound Daily

      • June 24, 2009: "Anne Tardos: Refrigerator Defrosting and Cross-Cultural Poetics" MP3

      Segue Series Reading at the Zinc Bar, NYC, April 18, 2015

      1. Introduction (0:26): MP3
      2. From "Power of Three" (10:38): MP3
      3. Her Story (3:45): MP3
      4. One Step Taken (1:07): MP3
      5. Prototype Paradigm Epitome Quintessence Ideal Example Archetypal Pattern Hypothesis (1:11): MP3
      6. Away Into the Great Unknown Again (2:11): MP3
      7. I Have No Time To Write That I Have No Time To Write (0:55): MP3
      8. Do Words Work As Good As Wood Works (1:31): MP3
      9. The Earth Is Little Bend (2:17): MP3
      10. The Cognitive Value of Happiness and Well-Being (2:56): MP3
      11. There Is A Point From Which To Push Off (3:30): MP3
      12. Longing and Uncertainty (1:30): MP3

      Complete Reading (33:04): MP3

      Reading for Multilingual Poetics Series, Kelly Writers House, March 15, 2016

      introduced by Ariel Resnikoff

      Complete Recording (1:10:50): MP3

      Reading for Multilingual Poetics, Kelly Writers House, March 15, 2016

      1. Introduction (14:33): MP3
      2. On language background (3:20): MP3
      3. Ami Minden (1:35): MP3
      4. SeptemberDichtung WorldSprache (0:53): MP3
      5. Efnogla 1 (2:05): MP3
      6. Uxudo (0:40): MP3
      7. Boomerang Suntan (2:34): MP3
      8. Four Plus One K (2:20): MP3
      9. Considerations (3:05): MP3
      10. Rachel Blau DuPlessis (1:59): MP3
      11. It's So Quiet Somehow (0:40): MP3
      12. The Masculine Sleep (0:47): MP3
      13. Wittgenstein Says (0:53): MP3
      14. The Formlessness of Nine (0:41): MP3
      15. It Pedig Hunting (1:16): MP3
      16. Compendium (1:21): MP3
      17. It Changes (13:12): MP3
      18. Kafka translation (3:36): MP3
      19. On Hungarian (3:59): MP3
      20. On musicality (2:17): MP3
      21. On language confustion (3:33): MP3
      22. On thinking in languages (4:56): MP3
      23. On form (3:07): MP3
      • Complete Reading (1:10:51) MP3


      • These sound recordings are being made available for noncommercial and educational use only. All rights to this recorded material belong to the author. © 2007 Anne Tardos. Used with permission of Anne Tardos. Distributed by PennSound.