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Close Listening: reading and conversation with Charles Bernstein, May 10, 2006

Program #1:

Richard Foreman in Conversation with Charles Bernstein (28:30): MP3

Program #2:

Foreman reads from his prose works.

Full Program (26:52): MP3

Singles:

  1. Some Notes on My Next Project - Zomboid (12:09): MP3
  2. from No-Body: a novel in parts (Overlook Press, 1996) (14:43): MP3

Program #3:

Foreman reads from his plays

Full Program (27:03): MP3

Singles:

  1. from Bad Boy Nietzsche (5:49): MP3
  2. from Pearls for Pigs from Paradise Hotel and Other Plays (Overlook Press, 2001) (10:59): MP3
  3. from Wake Up, Mr. Sleepy, Your Unconscious Mind Is Dead (8:14): MP3
  4. from Permanent Brain Damage, from Paradise Hotel (1:57): MP3

Close Listening produced by Charles Bernstein for WPS1. © 2006 Richard Foreman and Charles Bernstein Studio Engineer: Darrell McNeill


Now You See It Now You Don’t: a film by Richard Foreman, 2017

produced by Bridge Films, Sophie Haviland and Richard Foreman and the Ontological Hysteric Theater

Released and exclusively distributed by PennSound Cinema

Reading for Segue Series at the ZINC Bar, October 4, 2014

  • Old Fashioned Prostitutes (43:35): MP3

Reading at Penn Humanities Forum, University of Pennsylvania, 2006.

Zomboid, 2006 (January 12 - April 9)

Camera view 1:

Camera view 2:

The Gods Are Pounding My Head! (aka Lumberjack Messiah), 2005

What to Wear, 2006

In Los Angeles:

King Cowboy Rufus Rules the Universe, January 8 - April 18, 2004

Panic! (How to be Happy!), 2003

Maria del Bosco, 2002

Now That Communism Is Dead My Life Feels Empty!, 2001

  • Loop 1 (0:26): MP3
  • Loop 2 (0:35): MP3
  • Loop 3 (0:14): MP3
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  • Loop 9 (0:19): MP3
  • Loop 10 (0:12): MP3
  • Loop 11 (0:16): MP3
  • Loop 12 (0:23): MP3
  • Loop 13 (0:15): MP3
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  • Loop 15 (0:14): MP3
  • Loop 16 (0:52): MP3
  • Loop 17 (0:12): MP3
  • Loop 18 (0:30): MP3
  • Loop 19 (0:16): MP3
  • Loop 20 (0:14): MP3
  • Loop 21 (0:26): MP3
  • Loop 22 (1:14): MP3
  • Loop 23 (2:35): MP3
  • Bad Boy Nietzche!, 2000

    In Berlin:

    Paradise Hotel, 1998

    Pearls for Pigs, 1997

    Benita Canova, 1997

    The Missing Jewels of Benita Canova, 1997: Elka Krajewska's behind-the-scene documentary (with interviews) of "Benita Canova."

    Permanent Brain Damage, 1996

    The Universe, 1996

    I've Got the Shakes, 1995

    My Head Was a Sledgehammer, 1994

    Samuel's Major Problems, 1993

    Reading at the SUNY Buffalo, March 10, 1993

    • complete reading (49:47): MP3

    The Mind King, 1992

    Eddie Goes to Poetry City, Part 2, 1991

    Segue Series Reading at the Ear Inn, NYC, January 13, 1990

    Complete reading (26:08): MP3

    Eddie Goes to Poetry City, 1990

    In Seattle, Full Play:

    Excerpts:

    Lava, 1989

    Symphony of Rats, 1988

    Camera View 1:

    Camera View 2:

    Cure, 1986

    La Robe de Chambre de Georges Bataille, 1983

    In Paris:

    Luogo and Barsaglio (Place and Target), 1980

    In Rome:

    Early Work Excerpts

    Excerpts from Rhoda in Potatoland (1975), Livre des Splendeurs (1976)(Paris), Blvd. de Paris: I’ve Got the Shakes (1977), Threepenny Opera (1976), Book of Splendors; Part II (Book of Leaves) Action at a Distance (1977), Sophia = (Wisdom): Part 3: The Cliffs (1972)

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    Also of Interest:

    Henry Hills' King Richard, which features Foreman

    Appearing on Cross-Cultural Poetics, hosted by Leonard Schwartz

    • Episode #24/25, "The Forest of Symbols," 2004 (31:02): MP3
    • Episode #65, "Richard the II," 2005 (28:16): MP3
    • Episode #104, "Zomboid and Monk," 2006 (29:06): MP3
    • Episode #137, "Girly Man/Wake Up Mr. Sleepy!" (29:03): MP3
    • Episode #173, "Wake UP! The Books Are On Fire!," 2008 (29:25): MP3
    • Episode #203: "Performances" (17:51): MP3

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    © 2009 Richard Foreman. These sound recordings are being made available for noncommercial and educational use only. All rights to this recorded material belong to the author. Used with permission of Richard Foreman. Distributed by PennSound.