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The Animated “Ursonate”
On Harriet back in 2007, Kenneth Goldsmith called Kurt Schwitters’ “Ursonate” “the greatest sound poem of the 20th century” and posted nine audio versions by sound artists. Turns out “Ursonate” has been inspiring animators and new media artists as well. Here are eight text-based visual interpretations ranging from Golan Levin and Jaap Blonk’s live typographical performance at Ars Electronica to stop-motion animation.