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Kenneth Goldsmith

Recorded Poems on Harry's House Vol 2 CD

  • Poem For Lisa Birman - Kenneth Goldsmith (4:49): MP3

"I Look to Theory Only When I Realize That Somebody Has Dedicated Their Entire Life to a Question I Have Only Fleetingly Considered" keynote lecture at the Frieze Festival, Sunday May 11th, 4:00 pm

complete lecture (1:08:51): MP3

What Oozed Through the Staircase: A Winter Afternoon of Surrealist Writing and Music, Philadelphia Museum of Art, January 26, 2014

(with Tracie Morris and Marina Rosenfeld)
  1. Hans Bellmar, from "What Oozed Through the Staircase" (1:48): MP3
  2. Andre Breton, from "Manifesto of Surrealism" (2:35): MP3
  3. Robert Desnos, "Awakenings" and "Ideal Mistress" (3:21): MP3
  4. Joyce Mansour, "Poemshots" (1:57): MP3
  5. Salvador Dali, "The Great Masturbator" (1:46): MP3
  6. Mina Loy, "Auto-Facial-Construction" (4:14): MP3
  7. Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven, "Equinox" (0:56): MP3
  8. Amiri Baraka, Excerpt of Scene II from Dutchman (with Tracie Morris) (3:31): MP3
  9. Surrealist Game (with Tracie Morris) (2:14): YouTube

complete program (57:57): MP3

Aha Moment: Kenneth Goldsmith and John Cage, Studio 360, NPR, August 9, 2013

complete recording (6:45): MP3

"My Career in Poetry, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Institution," Poet Laureate Lecture, MoMA, NYC, March 20, 2013

complete recording (1:33:40): MP3

Interview with Brooke Gladstone, On the Media, WNYC, March 8, 2013

complete recording (8:39): MP3

"Did You Footnote?" on The Story with Dick Gordon, WUNC, September 13, 2012

complete recording (11:56): MP3

Reading for Principal Hand Presents, L'Etage, Philadelphia, March 22, 2012

  1. introduction (1:04): MP3
  2. on The 1703 Weather Diary of Thomas Appletree (2:20): MP3
  3. excerpts from The 1703 Weather Diary of Thomas Appletree (15:17): MP3

complete reading (18:44): MP3

Ropes Lecture Series in Digital Humanities, University of Cincinnati, February 2, 2012 (with Charles Bernstein)

Discussing Poetry Day at the White House on WFMU, May 18, 2011

Complete recording (37:56):
MP3

PoemTalk Podcast #33, discussing Sharon Mesmer's "I Accidentally Ate Some Chicken and Now I'm in Love with Harry Whittington," June 21, 2010

Listen to the complete recording and read program notes for the episode at Jacket2.

Reading for Double Change, Paris, June 11, 2009

Audio available from Double Change archives.

Reading for Double Change, Paris, April 1, 2009

Audio available from Double Change archives.

from textsound Issue #2, Fall 2008

  • Sports (Part 1) (3:00:55): MP3
  • Sports (Part 2) (1:28:29): MP3

PoemTalk Podcast #6, discussing a Jaap Blonk sound poem, May 4, 2008

Listen to the complete recording and read program notes for the episode at Jacket2.

From The Kenny G Letters, recorded at the WFMU studios, Jersey City, New Jersey, 2006

  1. The Special Story of "Miracles" by Kenny G (5:30): MP3
  2. Slobodan Milosevic and Kenny G (3:33): MP3

Kenneth Goldsmith Sings Theory

Kenneth Goldsmith Sings Sigmund Freud (15:27): MP3
Recorded at the WFMU studios, Jersey City, NJ, June 21, 2006

Kenneth Goldsmith Sings Walter Benjamin (31:03): MP3
Music by Eyvind Kang
Recorded at the WFMU studios, Jersey City, NJ, 2007

Kenneth Goldsmith Sings Ludwig Wittgenstein (for M.A. Numminen), Part 1 (15:04): MP3
Kenneth Goldsmith Sings Ludwig Wittgenstein (for M.A. Numminen), Part 2 (16:56): MP3
Music by Igor Stravinsky
Recorded at the WFMU studios, Jersey City, New Jersey, 2005

Kenneth Goldsmith Sings Roland Barthes (13:05): MP3
Music by The Allman Brothers
Recorded at the WFMU studios, Jersey City, New Jersey, 2006

Kenneth Goldsmith Sings Jean Baudrillard (3:12): MP3
Music by The Francis Lai
Recorded at the WFMU studios, Jersey City, New Jersey, 2006

Kenneth Goldsmith Sings Jacques Derrida (10:44): MP3
Music by Anton Webern
Recorded at the WFMU studios, Jersey City, New Jersey, 2006

Kenneth Goldsmith Sings Frederic Jameson (10:44): MP3
Music by John Coltrane
Recorded at the WFMU studios, Jersey City, New Jersey, 2006

Kenneth Goldsmith Sings Theodor Adorno, Part 1 (3:46): MP3
Kenneth Goldsmith Sings Theodor Adorno Part 2, (2:14): MP3

Kenneth Goldsmith Sings Harry Potter (31:03): MP3
Recorded at the WFMU studios, Jersey City, NJ, July 7, 2007

Reading Traffic, recorded the WFMU studios, Jersey City, New Jersey, September 2006

Complete reading (3:28:36): MP3

Ian Parkin Sings An Essay on Kenneth Goldsmith, 2007

Complete reading (22:57): MP3

Music: "Right Off" by Miles Davis

Launch for Open Letter Issue: Kenneth Goldsmith and Conceptual Poetics at the Kelly Writers House, February 9, 2006

A rountable discussion with Barbara Cole, Al Filreis, Joshua Schuster and Kenneth Goldsmith.

Complete recording (1:12:19): MP3

Reading at the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN, February 23, 2006

Complete reading, introduction by Eric Lorberer (1:12:19): MP3

Kenneth Goldsmith Reads Ludwig Wittgenstein's Culture and Value in German, a Language He Neither Speaks Nor Understands, recorded at the WFMU studios, Jersey City, New Jersey, 2005

From Head Citations (The Figures, 2002), recorded at the WFMU studios, Jersey City, New Jersey, 2005

Eighteen Earrers (3:43): MP3

The Last Acts of St. Fuck You, Recorded at the WFMU studios, Jersey City, New Jersey, September 2005

Text: Bern Porter

Complete reading (8:00): MP3

Reading The Weather, Recorded at the WFMU studios, Jersey City, New Jersey, April 2005-May 2005

Complete recording here.

Reading Fidget, Recorded at the WFMU studios, Jersey City, New Jersey, September 2004-March 2005

Complete recording here.

University of Pennsylvania Lunchtime Poets Series, recorded at the Kelly Writers House, November 4, 2004

  1. Introduction by Jennifer Snead (5:13): MP3
  2. Being Boring (23:31): MP3
  3. Q&A Discussion (16:38): MP3

WKCR (New York) interview, March 4, 2005

Complete recording (32:36): MP3

Studio 111 inteview and Kelly Writers House reading

A Conversation with Kenneth Goldsmith, with host Charles Bernstein and questions from Penn students (1:10:00) (MP3), University of Pennsylvania, April 13, 2004

A conversation with Kenneth Goldsmith and Jena Osman

A discussion with students in English 88, "Modern & Contemporary American Poetry," at the Kelly Writers House, hosted by Al Filreis, December 9, 2004

Kenneth Goldsmith reads from Fidget

RealVideo of the event

Reading as part of The Line Reading Series at The Drawing Center, New York City, October 9, 2001

Complete reading here.

Reading at the Kelly Writers House, University of Pennsylvania, September 21, 2000

Complete reading here.

Reading for Mills College Contemporary Writers Series, March 11, 2008

  1. Introduction (7:17): MP3
  2. Dear Kenny G (8:13): MP3
  3. All the News I (6:43): MP3
  4. All the News II: Senator (17:32): MP3
  5. And Bodily Discourse (4:02): MP3
Complete Reading (58:43) MP3

Reading and Interview on Ceptuetics Radio March 26, 2008

Complete recording (30:49): MP3

Hosted by Kareem Estefan. Goldsmith talks about his latest book, Sports, the new installment of his American "on the ones" trilogy (Make Now Press). Estefan and Goldsmith then wander through many topics related to his conceptual poetics: boredom, temporality, information management, peeling language off the page & pouring it into different forms.

From Audioei 1 / OEI #26, 2006

  1. King's Song (0:32): MP3
  2. Preamble Swedish (4:29): MP3
  3. Du gamla (0:57): MP3

Segue Series reading at The Ear Inn, New York, October 21, 1995

  • complete recording (17:58): MP3

Also of interest:

  • Kenneth Goldsmith reads at the launch of Charles Bernstein's All the Whiskey in Heaven, March 28, 2010

External Links

  • Kenneth Goldsmith's EPC Author Page
  • UbuWeb
  • Contact Kenneth Goldsmith
  • Kenneth Goldsmith on PennSound Daily

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