Where is the music?

Remediation and Slow Poetry

Jen WEBB, Paul MUNDEN

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Abstract

In Philip Gross’ poem “The Musical Cottage” (1983) [1], a child explores “the whirr and tick of cogs, precise machineries circling on themselves”, and wonders “Where is the music?”. The poem answers him, “Elsewhere”. In the same mood of equivocation it ends: “The final note hangs frozen at the lip of being. Thirty years. It will not drop.” This project attends to both to the “elsewhere” and to the arrested note of that poem, by transforming an analogue work (an artist book involving new poetry, imagery and music) into a digital object through the process of remediation.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-12
Number of pages12
JournalWriting in Practice
Volume3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2017

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WEBB, Jen ; MUNDEN, Paul. / Where is the music? Remediation and Slow Poetry. In: Writing in Practice. 2017 ; Vol. 3. pp. 1-12.
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