Paul Bowles’ Birthday

Today is the 100th birthday of writer/composer Paul Bowles (December 30, 1910 – November 18, 1999). Here’s a celebratory sonic survey of his audio efforts…

From the 2001 movie “Baptism of Solitude: A Tribute to Paul Bowles” with music by Vince Clarke and Bill Laswell:

From the CD Baptism Of Solitude,, “Love Song” (0:00 mp3):

From the Library of Congress album Folk Music and Song, “Chorus and Dance,” rung and played by Rais Mahamad ben Mohammed and ensemble, musicians of the Haha tribe in Tamanar; recorded by Paul Bowles in Essaouira, Morocco, August 8, 1959 (1:11 mp3):

From the UbuWeb collection, the 1989 Tellus #23 – The Voices of Paul Bowles, “Points in Time IV” (5:47 mp3):

From the 1992 album Black Star at the Point of Darkness, “Sounds From The Jemaa El Fna, Marrakech”
(0:40 mp3):

Also: ZBS “A Time in Tangier” and HV Strange Days

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