I wrote an article for SoundEffects: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Sound and Sound Experience on the Sun Ra/El Saturn Collection, and the Experimental Sound Studio commissions to reinterpret the archival recordings. Many thanks to ESS, Lou Mallozzi, Cauleen Smith, Todd Carter, Damon Locks, and Terri Kapsalis. For fans of: Sun Ra, archival performances, archival homophones, ways of listening, archival authorship, and embodied archives.
Also: here’s a great quote from Amiri Baraka on Sun Ra’s wordplay: “Ra taught that a word is not only an idea, but a sound. It has force and power...and its many meanings manifest at once."
Find the article here.