vowel string (o), by Michael Peters
From “Vowel Strings,” for multiple voices. Strings are to be read as long as the performer’s breath will hold; the first performer to gasp for air will say the first consonant of the consonant cluster, signaling the string’s end to the other performers. Select, divide, and distribute the consonants among performers as seen appropriate.
Michael Peters is the author of Vaast Bin (Calamari Press) and other assorted sound, visual, and text-based works. Peters explores the periphery of the real in old and new media, utilizing sound-imaging strategies as something like a poet, a visual poet, a sound poet, a fictioneer, a musician, an essayist, and a sound environment programmer. In addition to online and print journals, his works are scattered in special collections and avant-garde libraries like The Sackner Archive, as well as anthologies like The Last Vispo Anthology (Fantagraphics) and Resist Much/Obey Little (Spuyten Duyvil).