THE SOUND OF A LONG GONE EUROPE

Released: November 2011
Publisher: Geiger
ISSN number: 1600-8871
Design: Julie Vestergaard Nissen

 

In relation to the 30th anniversary of the Scottish singer, poet and filmmaker Richard Jobson’s spoken word album The Ballad of Etiquette Martin Hall paid homage to the artist with an extensive essay about the man and his art to Danish connoisseur magazine Geiger (#21).

During the eighties Jobson recorded a line of spoken word records on the legendary Belgian label Les Disques du Crépuscule on which he reworked several stories of the French writer Marguerite Duras (1914–1996). It is particularly the literary aspect of Jobson’s artistic endeavours that Hall focuses on in the article.

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You can find a pdf version of the essay here: