field recordings of mind in morning
field recordings of mind in morning is a collaboration between Hank Lazer and Holland Hopson featuring a book and a fifteen-track recording of poetry and music.
Hank Lazer has published thirty-one books of poetry, including Poems That Look Just Like Poems (2019, PURH, in English and in French), Slowly Becoming Awake (N32) (2019, Dos Madres Press), and Brush Mind 2: Second Hand (2018, GreencupBooks). In January 2014, Lazer retired from the University of Alabama (where he continues to teach innovative seminars on Zen Buddhism and Radical Approaches to the Arts for New College and the Blount Scholars Program) after 37 years in a variety of positions, including Associate Provost for Academic Affairs, Executive Director of Creative Campus, and Professor of English. Lazer also convenes a weekly Zen meditation group, Quiet Tide Sangha, in Tuscaloosa.
Holland Hopson is a sound and media artist, composer and improviser. A multi-instrumentalist, he usually performs on clawhammer banjo and electronics. Holland often augments his instruments with custom-designed sensor interfaces and performs with his own highly responsive, interactive computer programs. Holland has performed in Australia, Europe and North America with notable experimental and outsider musicians. Holland is Assistant Professor of Arts Entrepreneurship in New College at the University of Alabama and a Fellow of the Collaborative Arts Research Initiative (CARI). For more information: www.hollandhopson.com