Daphnomancy

Title

Daphnomancy

Subject

poetry, divination

Description

The poems in the manuscript are improvisations from DAPHNOMANCY*, a collaborative music and text project with guitarist Kurt Newman.

Materials: Hollow body electric guitar, FX, amplifier, ViaVoice voice recognition software, laptop computer, projector.

Process: Voice recognition software is fed a signal from Kurt's guitar amplifier and generates text from the sounds of the guitar. The text is broken, amended, and in other ways altered by Michelle.

*Daphnomancy is an ancient method of divination using a branch from a Laurel tree. A Laurel branch is thrown into a fire and a question is asked. If the branch crackles in burning it is a positive sign. If the branch burns without doing so it is a negative sign.

More info and poems @ www.daphnomacy.com


@ 2007, copyright Michelle Detorie
26 copies were printed by Cricket Press
march 11, 2007
for small chapbook project
45 ravenwood road. west hartford. CT
06107-1539 USA

Creator

Michelle Detorie

Publisher

Cricket Press

Date

2007

Contributor

Michelle Detorie

Rights

Michelle Detorie

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