textsound Issue 13 is now live!

The editors of textsound have announced publication of Issue 13.  Read on for more info…

textsound ISSUE 13 IS HUFFING AND PUFFING to knock your mouse’s sock off.

Featuring work by Joe Sacksteder, Judith Goldman, Mike Gould & Ken Mikolowski, Ish Klein, We Are Your Friends, and Audra Woloweic.

From the editor’s note: “‘I am committed to an impossibility,’ Laura said to Anna. Anna liked this. Well, she didn’t like it, but she understood it. She thought it had something to do with being compelled by imitation…” These are verbal scenarios for some of your walks in life.

We are currently accepting submissions for our upcoming issues. Please note our submission guidelines have changed.

Also, we’d love to know what you think. Email us at editors at textsound.org. Thanks for tuning in.


Anna Vitale & Laura Wetherington
editors, textsound.org

Issue 5 of textsound.org out now!

Issue 5 of textsound is now available at textsound.org.  Exercise your brain with Heike Fiedler, Ken Cormier, Chad Lietz, Anne Tardos, Angela Carr & Michèle Anderson, Stephanie Sherriff, Karl Petrunak, Home Items, Laura Goldstein, Tom Orange, and m loncar & Area C.

Issue 6 will debut in mid-December ’09.  You can submit to editors@textsound.org. Send .mp3 files directly or via file transfer system (YouSendIt, for example).  Include titles of pieces and a brief bio.

textsound is a monthly online journal that brings together a range of experimental soundworks from around the world.

Announcing Issue 3 of textsound

Look what the winter snow blew in: a brand new issue of textsound, featuring work by Linh Dinh, Joseph Lease, Cynthia Nelson, Paul DeMarinis, Joe Wenderoth, Kenward Elmslie, Patrick Durgin and many more.  Issue 3 includes conceptual work, chance operations, barbaric yawps, Danish funk-blues, found trucks, recycled music, stinky gods, and even a poem written by the editors using chance operation.

From editor Laura Wetherington:
We’re still settling in as a group of promulgators in this electrical forest. The conversation continues amongst the collective about the range of our tastes and how they map onto/create the textsound project, but we’re doing that hard work of articulating the “why” of what we choose or don’t choose, and starting to define some of the ground on which the magazine stands. The tracks we’ve included in this issue, then, are a reflection of this collage of our (sometimes differing, sometimes overlapping) approaches to the avant-gardes, music, poetry, ideas, and punk approaches to art. You can read more about our individual tastes in the “about us” section.

Check out the sounds and the furies at:

textsound Launch Party

The editors of textsound, a locally produced online audio journal, are hosting a launch party on April 5th at the Dreamland Theater in Ypsilanti.

The website (www.textsound.org) went live February 25th and is getting hit from all sides. Noise musicians, modern composers, poets with musicians, and poets without them are reaching audiences locally, nationally, and internationally.

In celebration of the new site, attendees can expect linguistic/sonic upheaval via performances by Christine Hume and James Marks, Joel Levise, Barrett Watten, and Viki.

Suggested Donation: $5

When: Saturday, April 5, 2008 @ 8pm

Where: Dreamland Theater, 26 N. Washington St., Ypsilanti, MI 48197


Textsound – a new online audio journal

Who says you can’t listen to a literary journal?  Textsound is here!  A new online audio journal, textsound is dedicated to presenting innovative poetry and all manner of avant-play that can find it’s way inside an audio file and is currently seeking material for future issues. To submit, email up to five mp3 files to editors@textsound.org.

Alternately, mail a CD with your submission to: 
PO Box 4044
Ann Arbor, MI 48106

More detailed submissions guidelines can be found here.