Jackson Mac Low

Jackson Mac Low

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Jackson Mac Low (born September 12, 1922 - died December 8, 2004) was a US-American poet, composer, writer of performance pieces, essays, radio works and plays, a painter and multimedia performance artist.

He is best known for his poetry however, and had many books published in his life time. He pushed the written and spoken forward in a way that was as radical was what John Cage (who composed music for one of Mac Low's plays) did with music. Much of his later work was done in collaboration with his second wife, Anne Tardos. Among his other collaborators was La Monte Young with whom he published the legendary book An Anthology (which included contributions from George Brecht, Claus Bremer, Earle Brown, Joseph Byrd, John Cage, David Degener, Walter De Maria, Henry Flynt, Yoko Ono, Dick Higgins, Toshi Ichiyanagi, Terry Jennings, Dennis, Ding Dong, Ray Johnson, Jackson Mac Low, Richard Maxfield, Malka Safro, Simone Forti, Nam June Paik, Terry Riley, Diter Rot, James Waring, Emmett Williams, Christian Wolff, and La Monte Young). To celebrate his 75th birthday, Crayon magazine published a book and CD titled "Festschrift for Jackson Mac Low's 75th Birthday" with pieces from Jackson Mac Low's friends from around the world. Among the contributors to this was Sten Hanson who has stated that Mac Low is his favorite poet (see the track "That Jackson Is My Favourite Poet" on the CD Text-Sounds Gems & Trinkets).
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Jackson Mac Low Discography

Albums

TONBAND No. 33 Jackson MacLow* The 8-Voice Stereo-Canon Realization (11/25/73) Of The Black Tarantula Crossword Gathas(Cass, S/Sided, C90) Edition S Press TONBAND No. 33 Germany 1975 Sell This Version
TARMAC 1 Jackson Mac Low And Anne Tardos Jackson Mac Low And Anne Tardos - Songs And Simultaneities(Cass, Album) Tarmac Books And Music TARMAC 1 US 1985 Sell This Version
XI 110 Jackson Mac Low Open Secrets(CD) Experimental Intermedia Foundation XI 110 US 1993 Sell This Version
10 Jackson Mac Low / Bruce Andrews Jackson Mac Low / Bruce Andrews - LINEbreak 10(Cass, C60) Granolithic Productions 10 US 1996 Sell This Version
none Jackson Mac Low - Anne Tardos Jackson Mac Low - Anne Tardos - Music By Jackson Mac Low And Anne Tardos(CD, Album) Tarmac Books And Music none US 2006 Sell This Version
HMU 807527 Luciano Berio, Cathy Berberian, John Cage, Roger Marsh, Jackson Mac Low, Sheldon Frank / Theatre Of Voices, Paul Hillier Luciano Berio, Cathy Berberian, John Cage, Roger Marsh, Jackson Mac Low, Sheldon Frank / Theatre Of Voices, Paul Hillier - Stories(CD, Album, Multichannel, Jew) Harmonia Mundi HMU 807527 US 2011 Sell This Version
RADIOTAXI 11, LP (0727) Jackson Mac Low Concert At The Kitchen 1980(LP) Edizioni Lotta Poetica, Studio Morra RADIOTAXI 11, LP (0727) Italy Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Number 4 Rev. W.T. Goodwin, Jackson Mac Low Rev. W.T. Goodwin, Jackson Mac Low - Ethnopoetics(Flexi, 7") Alcheringa Number 4 US 1972 Sell This Version
none Jackson Mac Low 1st Milarepa Gatha(7", Single, Dlx, Ltd, Num, sig) Pari & Dispari none Italy 1976 Sell This Version

Compilations

none Jackson Mac Low Doings(CD, Comp) Granary Books none US 2006 Sell This Version

Miscellaneous

8 Jackson MacLow* / La Monte Young Jackson MacLow* / La Monte Young - Aspen Magazine No. 8 Fall-Winter(Flexi, 8") Roaring Fork Press 8 US 1970 Sell This Version