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The fourth of a projected 10 volumes, VEXATIONS Book 4: Xerox Workcentre 7845i decomposes the score of Erik Satie’s masterpiece through repeated photocopy degeneration, moving writing towards “furniture music.”

Each volume uses a different photocopier to degenerate Satie’s score – with startlingly unique results. Taken as a 10-book suite, the completed project will present 840 variations (84 variations per book over 10 books)

Purchase a copy here (limited edition of 26 copies; 176 pages $26 + shipping)

Download a free PDF here

Pour se jouer 840 fois de suite ce motif,

il sera bon de se préparer au préalable,

et dans le plus grand silence, par des immobilités sérieuses

—Erik Satie

(“In order to play the theme 840 times in succession,

it would be advisable to prepare oneself beforehand,

and in the deepest silence, by serious immobilities”)

—Erik Satie

The previous three volumes of VEXATIONS remain in print and are available for order:

Vexations 3: Lexmark XM5163.

Vexations Book 2: Xerox Workcentre 5755.

Vexations Book 1: Lexmark XM9155

 

 

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3 new titles from NO PRESS:

Reading Places

by Martin Glaz Serup

Produced in a limited edition of 40 copies, 20 of which are for sale.

$5.00ea.

How I Didn’t Write Any of My Books

by Aurélie Noury

Produced in a limited edition of 40 copies, 20 of which are for sale.

$6.00ea.

Patchwork [eightandone #4]

by Petra Schulze-Wollgast

Produced in a limited edition of 50 copies, 25 of which are for sale.

$1.50ea.

to order , please email derek beaulieu at derek@housepress.ca

CONCRETE & CONSTRAINT, a new display at London’s bookartbookshop (31 May – 13 June) featuring new editions from no press, Blasted Tree, libros del pez espiral, Spacecraft Press, Penteract Press, Jean Boîte Editions, above/ground and edition taberna kritika, Coach House Books and information as material … thank you to Tanya Peixoto for curating this exhibit!

NEW FROM NO PRESS:

twelve aphorisms.

12 leaflets by Charles Bernstein, Christian Bök, Teresa Carmody, Craig Dworkin, Daniel Levin Becker, Nick Montfort, George Murray, Vanessa Place, Danny Snelson, Moez Surani, Hugo Vernier (as selected by derek beaulieu), Ludwig Wittgenstein (as selected by Marjorie Perloff).

Limited edition of 40 copies, distributed exclusively at Miss Read 2017, Berlin, Germany.

new from No PRESS:

fullsizerenderThe fullsizerender1Tumbling Water Washes Bones by Jordan Abel

Produced in a limited edition of 50 copies, 20 of which are for sale.

$3.00ea.

to order , please email derek beaulieu at derek@housepress.ca

Jordan Abel is a Nisga’a writer residing in Rossland, BC. He is currently completing his PhD at Simon Fraser University where he is focusing on digital humanities and Indigenous poetics. Abel’s conceptual writing engages with the representation of Indigenous peoples in Anthropology and popular culture. Abel is the author of The Place of Scraps (winner of the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize and finalist for the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award), Un/inhabited and Injun.

Rachel Defay-Liautard’s ASMR Editions has just published my Since 2005 I have edited and published no press, a small dedicated to publishing whatever the hell i feel likein an incredible individually handwritten edition … gorgeous!

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No Press is proud to announce the publication of its 300th edition:

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by Charles Bernstein.

Published in an edition of 66 hand-bound copies (plus 13 hors commerce lettered A through M) — of which only 44 are for sale.

$7.00ea + postage

To order a copy, please email derek@housepress.ca

These translations of Caudio Amberian, a 1st century CE Jewish poet and sophist, are remarkably prescient and provide “pataphysical commentary on a contemporary poetic. Rarely translated, or even acknowledged, Amberian was previously translated in Charles Bernstein’s Girly Man. With AMBERIANUM [Philosophical Fragments of Caudio Amberian] Charles Bernstein has returned these fragments and aphorisms to a contemporary moment, just when they were needed the most.

Charles Bernstein is the author or editor of over 50 books, ranging from full-length collections of poetry and essays to pamphlets, libretti, and collaborations, most recently Pitch of Poetry (2016), Recalculating (2013) and Attack of the Difficult Poems: Essays and Inventions (2011), from the University of Chicago Press and All the Whiskey in Heaven: Selected Poems (2010) from Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Press, 2011). Bernstein is Donald T. Regan Professor of English and Comparative Literature, University of Pennsylvania.

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swedishNO PRESS is proud to announce the 1st two publications in the new Swedish Series.

This series of small press editions will solely feature contemporary, experimental, Swedish poets.

The first two publications are:

One Word Poems by Adam Westman. Produced in a limited edition of 50 copies, 25 of which are available for sale ($2.00ea + postage).

Everyday Circles by Martin Högström. Produced in a limited edition of 50 copies, 25 of which are available for sale ($4.00ea + postage).

new releases soon from Jörgen Gassilewski, Anna Halberg, Peter Thörneby and more…

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No Press is proud to announce the publication of

The Old Man’s Illustrated Library: Issues #36 and #5: Typee & Moby Dick by Johnny Damm

Published in a limited edition of 40 copies (only 20 of which are for sale from the press), The Old Man’s Illustrated Library: Issues #36 and #5: Typee & Moby Dick is available for $5.00 including domestic postage (+ $2 non-Canadian postage). To order please email derek beaulieu.

Featuring 5 beautiful full-colour images, Damm’s chapbook creates a melancholy biography of Herman Melville in miniature through collaged Classic Comics

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20 LINES by Matt Madden

Published in a limited edition of 40 copies (only 20 of which are for sale from the press), 20 LINES is available for $8.00 including domestic postage (+ $2 non-Canadian postage). To order please email derek beaulieu.

 

 

Madden has this to say about 20 LINES:

I recently finished a one-year drawing project called “20 Lines”

The initial inspiration was a prose book by the American Oulipo author Harry Mathews called 20 Lines a Day, which is a partial document of a period where he wrote 20 lines of prose every morning he was at his desk as a warm-up exercise. He was inspired by a quote by Stendhal to the effect of “20 lines a day, genius or not”. He took that notion literally in a somewhat wry way and I did the same kind of thing: well, 20 drawn lines, how is that so different from 20 lines of writing? (It’s faster for one thing, most of the time.)

I took it on once we moved to France because one of my goals here is to work on my drawing, which lags behind my writing and my structural/linguistic thinking about comics. My goal was to concentrate on the most basic elements of drawing–lines on a ground–to reflect on how lines fill space, how they fit together. Maybe not so much “reflect” as simply to put my drawing hand, my brain, and my eyes to work to see what would come out of it. How all that will translate back into my comics I don’t really know, but I see it as part of a process of taking more conscious control of my drawing both at a physical as well as conceptual level.

Matt Madden is a cartoonist who has taught at the School of Visual Arts and in workshops around the world. His work includes 99 Ways to Tell a Story: Exercises in Style (Penguin), a collection of his comics adaptation of Raymond Queneau’s Exercises in Style; a translation from the French of Aristophane’s The Zabîme Sisters (First Second); and Drawing Words & Writing Pictures and Mastering Comics, (First Second), a pair of comics textbooks written in collaboration with his wife, Jessica Abel. For six years the couple were also series editors for The Best American Comics from Houghton-Mifflin Harcourt. He is currently on an extended residency at La Maison des Auteurs in Angoulême, France.