news | Monday September 12, 2011

The Four Horsemen Get All Emotional

The Four Horseman [bp Nichol, Steve McCaffery, Paul Dutton, and Rafael Barreto-Rivera] from ”Poetry in Motion” (1982)

“After several centuries of lying on the page, poetry decided to get up and speak, sing, bellow, howl and whisper. In Canada, the group that first aroused it was The Four Horsemen. They rhythmicised in a new mode that dazzled everyone. As the words flew out of their mouths they punched a disobedient new life into the air. I believe something is happening here that will change the course of modern literature and music too.”

- R. Murray Schafer

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