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New Journal Altered Scale Features Maria Damon
Altered Scale is a new online journal, edited and curated by poet Jefferson Hansen, which features poetry, visual art, music and criticism. Hansen arranges the journal into a series of galleries designed, as he puts it, to “create maximum musical interplay through juxtaposition and placement.” Gallery 9, for example, includes poems by Michael Basinski, collaborative pieces by Kathleen Rooney & Elisa Gabbert and work by Terrence Folz.
The journal’s uniqueness, I hope, lies in the concept of mini-galleries. I organize webpages within the journal around a group of artworks that I see as implicitly working with some aspect of music—tone, harmony, disharmony, atonality, rhythm, and so on—in ways that can be fruitfully compared, both through similarity and dissonance and clatter.