Hi all,

In spite of the context of the holidays, this month has been very active and full of events in the whole Zone. I could not go to the festival in Joujouka, because I am broke, but I wish I can visit them when circumstances allow it.

I have been meeting Jean-Marc Vincent  http://www.myspace.com/ecritures , long time friend since we met in Bourges with Burroughs and Gysin in 1984 : Jean-Marc  has a number of unpublished photos of them both.  he made the ones below.

 I also met for the first time Théophile Aries http://www.myspace.com/teopeaks , a young musician of the group  Underwires http://www.myspace.com/underwiresmusic and underwires.net who lives in Berlin. See his site on Burroughs (in French) at http://theo.underwires.net/ , which contains a lot of interesting documents.

Interzone : 11 years :

Today August 2nd will be the eleventh anniversary of Burroughs' death, and August 2008, the eleventh anniversary if the creation of Interzone.

For those who would like to have a chat, we can meet in the chat of Interzone forum : you first have to register and then validate your registration by mail. If it does not work (it happens sometimes), send me a personal message or register with another pseudo and pass word.

Burroughs' resources

William Burroughs' interview by Frédéric Mitterrand

William Burroughs' interview on French TV by Frédéric Mitterrand in the program
"Du côté de chez Fred" (1990) at
http://www.ubuweb.com/film/burroughs_french.html
 

BoaVista  : site on line

The navigators are going on their trip through Portugal where they stopped some days, then Morocco, Essaouira. Then they went to Canaries and are on the way of Senegal.

Here is the contents of their latest mail :

At last a harbor where the Wi-fi works and where I have enough time to drop a line : we are in the Canaries in  Lanzarote, in a small port, a cool and clean one, ...Puerto Calero
I could not send more information about the progression because of connection problems, and also because of  the surprises of navigation.
We stayed two days in Porto, from July 2 to 5 , Lisbon from july 6 to 9 , Essaouira in Morocco from Saturday 12 to Saturday July 19, with a car drive to Safi, another Moroccan city, famous for its potteries.

Then we took the sea for the Canaries and arrived at Graciosa, but the weather, cloudy and nearly cold, drove us ahead with a strange episode for the team in Graciosa : we ran aground, high and dry, because of the marling we had under-evaluated... we had to wait for the tide to become high for the boat to right up and end to scrape the ground, without damage though.

Esaouira is a loving city in spite of the dirt and pollution , we were the only yatch in the harbor, surrounded by and army of sea gypsies, sailors who handle heavy boats with a remarkable skill. I bought a very old choukara : it's a Berber bag ... Except this, our expenses are very limited at the moment. We are waiting for Senegal to spend more.

After this step, we go to Fuerto Ventura, and the next destination is Capo Verde... But everything is decided at the last moment, according to the winds and the decisions of the team.

It's starting to be hot, I had a beginning of insolation as well as Christian, coming back from Marrakesch where he spent the day with Fabienne. We are ok now....

We hope to stay some days in Capo Verde to rest , navigation is not so easy , specially in the front cabin , sleeping sometimes is a wager because the boat moves a lot.... and those islands are really ideal to wander on the desert beaches.

I have no time to type all the details of our adventures : finally it is very difficult due to the problems of energy, connections, and necessary time....

Today is washing day : we drink pineapple juice while writing the mails. The heat is at least 30° !!! The team is ok, no insurmountable problem until now....

The new site on this trip is at http://boavistaboavista.free.fr/ The first photos of La Rochelle and Lisbonne are one line.

 

Blogs :

 

 Festivals:

Brian Jones 40th Anniversary Festival Joujouka, Morocco, 29th July 2008

See in the previous report of June 2008  for the details.

Interview on the 40th Anniversary Brian Jones Festival in Joujouka

Frank Rynne interviewed  on Irish National Radio RTE Radio 1 on  Brian Jones, Mohamed Hamri, Master Musicians of Joujouka, Morocco in the 1960s, and more.
http://www.rte.ie/arts/2008/0707/drivetimewithdave.html

3 hour Joujouka Jajouka special from Portland Oregon Kboo FM 4 July 2008

Hi all, readings and interview avec moi, BBC documentary, loads of stuff from the tripped out Outside World crew at Kboo FM SPECIAL THANKS TO DANIEL AND RICHARD
http://uglyradio.wordpress.com/2008/07/05/outside-world-joujouka-special/ 
http://chardman.sauceruney.com/music/shows/7.05.08/OW_Joujouka.mp3

best wishes frank
 

Jean-Michel Gosselin: JIMPROVISE 2008

*J.I.M.PROVISE* 2008
August 15, 16 & 17

OffOffOff de OUT.IN.MARCIAC de l’ IMPROVISATION LIBRE 

  Stéphane GRISELIN, Gilles VIGNES et Jean-Michel GOSSELIN organize improvised free meetings on August 15, 16 and 17 in Marciac in the department Gers, at the same time as the international jazz festival.

The shows at the café Le Nain Bleu will happen in front of the exposition of the artist Bruno Loire :
www.lesamantsdumarche-resto-bio.com/loire

The first aim of J.I.M.PROVISE is to create meetings inviting artists of comtemporary rock, jazz and free improvisation, to spread the different tendencies, establish exchanges, bring reflection at the scale of the region. 
On the artisanal site of an old sawmill, 4 kms far from the village Marciac, these friends welcome you and host you, feed you and improvise during 3days , in a convivial atmosphere.

This festival is opened to all who improvise in music, dance, performance, installation, amateurs and the public.

A free participation is asked the public to bring money for the artists' expenses.

The concerts will take place in open air, or in a concert room in case of rain.
The artists are hosted in a closed building, but the are asked to foresee a pack sack and mattress.  It's possible to put a tent under a very big covered and closed shelter (but foresee a mattress).

People who accompany them can be hosted in the limit of available room, but a participation of 2 € per person is required (breakfast offered) , and in any case, you have to book in advance.

Rooms in the shade are available for trucks and camping cars, with a permanent access to drinkable water.

A map of the place in Marciac will be given to you.
*Contacts :* Jean-Michel Gosselin : gosselinjm@aol.com 05.62.48.36.19 & 06.89.36.07.73
 

Invitation: HELVEDESMASKINEN kører igen (22.+23. august)/ The Infernal Machine a collective sound installation up and running





*THE INFERNAL MACHINE*
/HELVEDESMASKINEN

August 22. 23. at Under Vand (http://www.undervand.org/) /A collective lo-fi multispeaker sound-installation /
/run and edited by Tobias Kirstein and Sune T. B. Nielsen/

THE CONCEPT
THE INFERNAL MACHINE is placed in a yet unseen field between different performance strategies: DJ-live mix, sound installation and multispeaker concert.
THE INFERNAL MACHINE is a collective installation in two senses of the word: Firstly we collect old loudspeakers and amplifiers that people were going to dump anyway. Secondly a wide range of different sound artists/musicians/composers, both Danish and international, are invited to contribute with sounds and the contributors are invited to do a live mix on the installation, while machine is running.
Most machines are built out of various mechanical parts, where most parts are made in different places and by different people. Sonically THE INFERNAL MACHINE is built from sounds (each of them replaceable at
any time) that are made by different people. Each time THE INFERNAL MACHINE is run, a number of CD’s/or computer players are played at the same time and played on repeat. This way there is no definite ending and especially no definite sound.

THE SETUP
The setup consists of a large (and growing) number of thrown-away consumer loudspeakers and amplifiers - all of them found in the garbage or given to us.
Each old amplifier is connected to as many speakers as possible. Each amplifier/speaker-setup functions as one self-powered loudspeaker – most of them sounding quite characteristic.
This time we hope to build a multispeaker setup with 20-30 channels (all mono).

Please send us sounds on CDR (audio or data) or upload, and you will be part of the big collective soundinstallation – The Infernal Machine.

Please note that there will be a warm-up friday 25/7 at the opening of the exhibition at Under Vand, where it's all happening. If you want to participate there, please tell us quickly.

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN PARTICIPAINTING, BY SENDING SOUND OR/AND MIXING, PLEASE RESPOND TO THIS EMAIL AS SOON AS POSSIBLE FOR DETAILS.

Best regards
The enginemen
Kirstein & Nielsen

THE PARTICIPANTS
Participants this far counts:
Rasmus Brandt (DK) Jakob Brandt-Pedersen (DK) Thomas Bred (DK) Henrik Busk (DK) Rex Casswell (UK) Jens Christiansen (DK) Søren Gorm (DK) Jakob Draminsky Højmark (DK) Tobias Kirstein (DK) MoniBobTor & Buardiya del
Klaxon (DK) Kouhei (JAP) Åsmund Kverneland (DK) Ture Larsen (DK) Rasmus B. Lunding (DK) Sune T. B. Nielsen (DK) Jonas Olesen (DK) Karsten Pflum (DK) Jakob Riis (DK) Søren Helvildt Raagaard (DK) Christian Stadsgaard
(DK) Bjørn Svin (DK) Jørgen Teller (DK)*//
 

Naked Lunch@50: Symposium


Théophile Aries sent me the info about this festival organized by Oliver Harris, which will take place in Paris from 1st to 3rd July 2009, and might interest a number of Zoners. I have got in touch with Olivier Harris to introduce the Zone to him and our works and researches on  Burroughs and Gysin.

If You're Interested in Participating:

We welcome proposals that range from short papers (15 minutes) to longer talks (30 minutes), from multi-media presentations to panel discussions and open mic debates. In English and in French, we are looking for original and innovative contributions from scholars and Burroughsians under the headings: The Untold Naked Lunch / A Post-Colonial Lunch / Naked Paris / Naked Lunch Now.

All Symposium sessions, which will run in parallel with one another and with other events including film-screenings, exhibitions, and readings, will take place at the University of London Institute in Paris, 1st to 3rd July 2009.

You are welcome to get in touch with any ideas or questions, but all proposals need to be received by 30th October 2008, sent to: Oliver Harris. Decisions will be made by the Symposium organisers as soon as possible after that.

Further information about the Symposium, about all other anniversary homage events in Paris, 1st to 4th July 2009, and about the book launch of Naked Lunch@50: Anniversary Essays, will be posted on the nakedlunch.org website when this goes fully online during the summer.

If You're Interested in Attending:

To reserve a place at the Symposium, please submit basic information (name, mail and email contact details) to Oliver Harris.
Your name will then be put on the door at the University of London Institute in Paris, where the Symposium will take place from 1st to 3rd July 2009. You will have entry to all Symposium sessions, which will mostly be in English with some in French, and also have access to all other NL@50 anniversary events taking place at the Institute during those three days, including film-screenings, exhibitions, and readings. For your entrance ticket which guarantees access to all events but not to any specific session a charge of 10 Euros (cash) will be made on the door. As places are limited, please let us know if you have to cancel your plans.

Further information about the Symposium, about all other anniversary homage events in Paris, 1st to 4th July 2009, and about the book launch of Naked Lunch@50: Anniversary Essays, will be posted on the nakedlunch.org website when this goes fully online during the summer.
Symposium

Flyer :
NakedLunch.org Coming Soon
A complete site for the Naked Lunch@50 commemoration will launch during summer 2008.
 

Funnily enough, Paul Watson and I have been working in the same direction for alternative publishing : see the links to his articles in the newsletter below . We presently are in touch to go forward together with Paul Hawkins.

The Lazarus corporation: alternative visual art, music & writing

the lazarus corporation

 New "Notebook" Section & New Art Project - "The Book of the Erinyes"

We've recently launched the new Notebook section of the Lazarus Corporation website, and it's being baptised with a new project - The Book of the Erinyes, so go to the Notebook for full details.

The Book of the Erinyes is a limited edition series of handmade artists books, based around the Erinyes (or Furies) of Ancient Greek legend.

The whole artistic process will be openly documented on the Notebook (and the forum), and I'm adopting a freemium sales model which I've described in my blog.

And of the subject of blogging

We're getting deeper into ideas for online art marketing & promotion on the Lazarus Corporation blog.  Here's some quick links to a choice selection of some of the latest articles:

Discussion Forum

And finally, for what we'll euphemistically call "less structured discussion", there's the Lazarus Corporation Discussion Forum where interesting debate and news of good art, music, books and cinema lives side-by-side with chat, gossip and gobbledygook.

There's more artwork due soon, and a completely redeveloped section of the site due in a little over 2 weeks.  We hope to see you there.

Regards,
The Lazarus Corporation http://www.lazaruscorporation.co.uk  

Interzone Editions

I am waiting for September to advertise about the site because of the present holiday time.

The "SEMINAIRE DE SEMANTIQUE GENERALE 1937 : Transcription des Notes des Conférences de Sémantique Générale Données à Olivet College" http://www.inter-zone.org/seminairesg.htm is now available at Interzone Editions : , ISBN : 978-2-9531513-0-5. This is the first integral book by Korzybski  published in France. Extracts of his writings have been published in "Une carte n'est pas le territoire" at the Editions de l'Eclat. 

The next books to be published is : "le Temps des Naguals - Around Burroughs and Gysin" http://www.geocities.com/interzonelibrary/0tncontents.html : I had made a French version,  which I am going to complete, but it might integrate as well a number of English articles from Zoners on Burroughs and Gysin. 

 I am going to make an English version of the site Interzone Editions.

General semantics

The translation of the first part of a new chapter of "Science and sanity", "Generalities on structure" is on line in "La sémantique générale pour tous" at http://semantiquegenerale.free.fr/Articles/onstructure.htm  

New publications jacques aron - didier devillez éditeur

 
Didier Devillez, Editeur is publishing the two last books by Jacques Aron, at Didier Devillez Editeur :
- Mon identité élective;
- Constantin Brunner.
devillez@skynet.be http://www.devillez.be/
 

corrie greathouse performs @ the hotel cafe on sunday 7-27

 Corrie Greathouse read her work @ tongue and groovesunday the 27 of july the hotel cafesix pm - sharp. so pretend it says five-thirtysix dollars.1623 1/2 N Cahuenga BlvdLos Angeles, CA 90028(323) 461-2040 
 
 

Music

 

Neil Young: CSNY: Déjà Vu..... UK Release


CSNY/ DÉJÀ VU
A film by Neil Young

Neil Young's new film CSNY Deja Vu comes to UK cinemas on July 18th. Also available from July 18th on Film Flex in Movies On Demand on Virgin Media.

The war in Iraq is the backdrop as the CSNY "Freedom of Speech Tour" crisscrosses North America. The film examines the band's connection to its audience in both political and musical terms, and examines the relationship between Vietnam-era anti-war sentiment and today's post-9/11 environment. A Vietnam veteran sums it all up: "It's deja vu all over again."

"One of the finest music documentaries in recent memory… a resounding success"
Time Out ****

"An exceptional rockumentary...riveting!"
Empire ****
Featuring: David Crosby, Graham Nash, Stephen Stills, Neil Young, Steven Colbert

Short Synopsis:
The war in Iraq is the backdrop as the CSNY "Freedom of Speech Tour" crisscrosses North America. The film examines the band's connection to its audience in both political and musical terms, and examines the relationship between Vietnam-era anti-war sentiment and today's post-9/11 environment. A Vietnam veteran sums it all up: "It's deja vu all over again."

Long Synopsis:
Since their debut in the late 'sixties, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young have functioned as the "town criers" of their generation. With songs like "Ohio" and "Find the Cost of Freedom", CSNY were in the forefront of Vietnam-era protest and anti-war sentiment. Though fondly remembered for their harmonies and love songs, the band has never lost their political edge.

"CSNY: Deja Vu" finds the band heading out on their "Freedom of Speech 2006" of North America, featuring music from Neil Young's controversial "Living With War" CD. With "Embedded" reporter Mike Cerre aboard, the film documents audience reactions to the music and the band's ongoing connection with its fans, all against the backdrop of the Iraq/Afghanistan War. The film also examines events surrounding the Tour in the crucial election season of 2006.

Songs from the tour are woven together with archival material, news footage, and audience reaction and observations, as the film examines the issues surrounding the integration of politics and art.

About the Director:
Bernard Shakey is the autocratic Svengali behind a series of films featuring Neil Young. His films include (Journey Though The Past, Rust Never Sleeps, Human Highway, greendale). His company name, Shakey Pictures, provides an apt description of the relationship between the director and Mr. Young.
~peace~ Neil Young.
http://www.myspace.com/neilyoung
 

 New pages on line :

In Interzone sites :

Interzone forum http://interzone.forumotion.com/

SEMINAIRE DE SEMANTIQUE GENERALE 1937 : Transcription des Notes des Conférences de Sémantique Générale Données à Olivet College" http://www.inter-zone.org/seminairesg.htm

Interzone Editions : présentation : http://www.inter-zone.org/presentation.htm In English : http://www.inter-zone.org/presentationeng.htm

 In other Zoners' sites:

Boa Vista Odyssée : http://boavistaboavista.free.fr/ 

Even for the Hipsters, Hustlers and Highjivers http://www.msplinks.com/MDFodHRwOi8vZ2luZ2Vya2lsbGlhbmVhZGVzLmJsb2dzcG90LmNvbS8=

Hesterglock http://www.myspace.com/hesterglock

Frank Rynne interview on Irish National Radio RTE Radio 1 http://www.rte.ie/arts/2008/0707/drivetimewithdave.html

3 hour Joujouka Jajouka special from Portland Oregon Kboo FM 4 July 2008 http://uglyradio.wordpress.com/2008/07/05/outside-world-joujouka-special/ 
http://chardman.sauceruney.com/music/shows/7.05.08/OW_Joujouka.mp3

The infernal machine http://www.undervand.org/

Naked Lunch symposium : http://nakedlunch.org/ Flyer : http://nakedlunch.org/nakedlunch50_symposium_flyer.pdf

Optical Sound : précision sur les vagues : http://www.optical-sound.com/

The Lazarus corporation: alternative visual art, music & writing http://lazaruscorporation.co.uk

Open planning my new artwork and freeconomics http://new-media.lazaruscorporation.co.uk/2008/06/28/open-planning-my-new-artwork-and-freeconomics/

Freeconomics and McFly  http://new-media.lazaruscorporation.co.uk/2008/06/24/freeconomics-and-mcfly/

A basic strategy for music in 5 steps http://new-media.lazaruscorporation.co.uk/2008/06/10/a-basic-strategy-for-music-in-5-steps/

take my images - they are not my art  http://new-media.lazaruscorporation.co.uk/2008/05/20/take-my-images-theyre-not-my-art/

Social Networks - Pure and Applied http://new-media.lazaruscorporation.co.uk/2008/04/19/social-networks-pure-and-applied/

Five things not to do on your artists website http://new-media.lazaruscorporation.co.uk/2008/04/06/five-things-not-to-do-on-your-artists-website/

a summary of freeconomic models http://new-media.lazaruscorporation.co.uk/2008/03/31/a-summary-of-freeconomics/

The future for Publishers http://new-media.lazaruscorporation.co.uk/2008/03/24/the-future-for-publishers/

Underpricing your work is good  http://new-media.lazaruscorporation.co.uk/2008/03/15/underpricing-your-work-is-good/

Five MySpace Mistakes for Visual Artists  http://new-media.lazaruscorporation.co.uk/2008/03/12/five-myspace-mistakes-for-visual-artists/

resources: selling art online  http://new-media.lazaruscorporation.co.uk/2008/03/08/resources-selling-art-online/

How to get 1000 true fans and succeed as an artist in a long tail economy  http://new-media.lazaruscorporation.co.uk/2008/03/06/how-to-get-1000-true-fans-and-succeed-as-an-artist-in-a-long-tail-economy/

Strategies: creating a website for your art, music or writing (part 1) http://new-media.lazaruscorporation.co.uk/2008/03/04/strategies-creating-a-website-for-your-art-music-or-writing-part-1/

The news are published in Interzone news http://interzone-news.blogspot.com/ when they arrive.

This report is on line at http://aubert.isa.googlepages.com/reportjuly08.htm The French version will be on line in some days at  http://aubert.isa.googlepages.com/reportjuly08fr.htm  

Cheers.

Izzy