Releasing 'O?'

2018 james lee byars photo m hka 25

James Lee Byars

1972

Brief, 3.8 x 8.5 cm, 2.5 x 2.5 cm.
Materials: envelope and typewritten on transparent paper

Collection: Courtesy Depot Isi Fiszman, Brussels.

"The perfect sound? “O.” A sound that someone would like. The vowel sounds I think are very beautiful. The ‘a’, ‘e’, ‘I’, ‘o’, ‘u’. Anyone of those sounds. The ‘o’ sound is beautiful."

Source: James Lee Byars interviewed by Paul De Vree at documenta 7 in front of The Golden Tower, 1982, Audio fragment from ‘Kroniek’, 10’05”

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